Richard Hebden O'Grady Haly

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Sir Richard O'Grady Haly
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Richard O'Grady Haly
Born (1841-02-22)22 February 1841
Frant, Sussex
Died 8 July 1911(1911-07-08) (aged 70)
Camberley, Surrey
Buried Frimley, Surrey
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1858–c.1902
Rank Major General
Commands held General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada
1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment
Battles/wars Mahdist War
Second Boer War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches
Relations General Sir William O'Grady Haly (father)

Major General Sir Richard Hebden O'Grady-Haly, KCB, DSO (22 February 1841 – 8 July 1911) was a British Army officer who served as General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada from 1900 to 1902.

Military career[edit]

Born the son of General Sir William O'Grady Haly, O'Grady-Haly was commissioned into the British Army in 1858.[1]

He served with the Nile Expedition in 1882 and took part in the action of El Maffar, both actions at Kassassin and the Battle of Tel el-Kebir.[1]

He commanded the Second Column of the Hazara Field Force and was mentioned in despatches in 1888.[1]

He commanded the 1st Battalion the Suffolk Regiment in India and went on to be Assistant Adjutant-General in Belfast in 1891.[1] He was appointed General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada in 1900.[2]

He also was a surveyor and when he was a lieutenant colonel, and invented a compass clinometer system which was built by Elliott Bros. Pictures of the compass can be seen in the online compass museum COMPASSIPEDIA.[3]


In 1865 he married Geraldine Mary Gostling and they went on to have four daughters.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Edward Hutton
General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada
Succeeded by
The Earl of Dundonald