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PostSubject: BRACKENBURY, Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry, P.C.,   Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:44 am

BRACKENBURY, Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry, P.C., 1904; G.C.B., cr. 1900; K.C.S.I., cr.1896; General 1901; Colonel Commandant
R.A. 1897; b. Bolingbroke, Lines, 1 Sept. 1837; m. 1st, 1861, Emilia (d. 1905), d. of E. S. Halswell and widow of Reginald Morley;
2nd, 1905, Edith, d. of Louis Desanges. Educ: Eton; R.M.A. Woolwich. Joined R.A. 1856; served Central Indian Campaign, 1857-58; Franco-German War, 1870-1871; Ashantee War, 1873-74; Zulu War,
1879-80; Private Secretary to Viceroy of India, 1880; Military Attaché" at Paris, 1881-82; assistant Under-Secretary to Lord-Lieut, of Ireland, 1882; commanded river column, Egypt, 1884-85; promoted
Major-Gen, for distinguished service in the field; Director of Military Intelligence, 1886-91; Member of Council of Viceroy of India, 1891-96; President, Ordnance Committee, 1896-99; Director-Gen, of Ordnance at War Office, 1899-1904; retired, 1904. Decorations C.B., K.C.B., and G.C.B., for military services; K. C.S.I, for service as Member of Council in India. Publications:
The Last Campaign of Hanover, 1870; The Tactics of the Three Arms, 1873; Narrative of the Ashantee War (2 vols.), 1874; The River Column, 1885; Some Memories of My Spare Time, 1909. Address: Queen
Anne's Mansions, St. James's Park, and S.W. Clubs: United Service, Wellington. [Died 20 Apr. 1914.
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PostSubject: Re: BRACKENBURY, Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry, P.C.,   Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:21 am

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PostSubject: Re: BRACKENBURY, Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry, P.C.,   Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:02 am

1837 - Henry Brackenbury was born in Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire on the 1st of September.

- He was educated at Eton, then at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.

1856 - He joined the British Army.

1857-1858 - He served in the Central Indian Campaign.

1870-1871 - He served in the Franco-Prussian War.

1873-1874 - Brackenbury offered to join his Ashanti Campaign at which time he became part of the Wolseley ring,

1879 - He acted as his military secretary in the Zulu War.

1880 - He became Private Secretary to the Viceroy of India.

1886 - He became Director of Military Intelligence.

1891 - He was a Member of the Council of the Viceroy of India,

1896 - He became President of the War Office Ordnance Committee.

1897 - He was made Colonel Commandant.

1899-1901 - He became Director-General of Ordnance and a General.

1904 - Brackenbury retired and was made a Privy Councillor.

1914 - He died on the 20th of April in Nice, France.
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PostSubject: Re: BRACKENBURY, Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry, P.C.,   Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:12 pm

I don't suppose it will be easy to find a Grave for this chap. Rai did you ever visit this Grave on your tours with the "lighthorse"
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PostSubject: Re: BRACKENBURY, Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry, P.C.,   Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:31 am

"Lieutenant General Brackenbury Henry 1904; GCB created 1900; KCSI created 1896; General 1901; Colonel Commandant RA 1897; born Bolingbroke, Lines, 1st September 1837; married 1st, 1861, Emilia (died 1905), daughter of E S Halswell and widow of Reginald Morley; 2nd, 1905, Edith, daughter of Louis Desanges. Educated at Eton; RMA Woolwich. Joined RA 1850; served Central Indian Campaign, 1857-58; Franco-German War, 1870-1871; Ashanti War, 1873-74; Zulu War, 1879-80; Private Secretary to Viceroy of India, 1880; Military Attache at Paris, 1881-82; assistant Under Secretary to Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, 1882 ; commanded river column, Egypt, 1884-85; promoted Major General for distinguished service in the field; Director of Military Intelligence, 1880-91; Member of Council of Viceroy of India, 1891-90; President, Ordnance Committee, 1890-99; Director General, of Ordnance at War Office, 1899-1904; retired, 1904. Decorations: CB, KCB, and GCB for military services; KCSI for service as Member of Council in India. Publications: The Last Campaign of Hanover, 1870; The Tactics of the Three Arms, 1873; Narrative of the Ashantee War (2 vols), 1874; The River Column, 1885; Some Memories of My Spare Time, 1909. He died on 20 Apr 1914."
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PostSubject: Re: BRACKENBURY, Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry, P.C.,   Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:59 am

The Military Career of General Sir Henry Brackenbury 1856-1904 The Thinking Man's Soldier.

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PostSubject: Re: BRACKENBURY, Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry, P.C.,   Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:45 am

"General Sir Henry Brackenbury
Born 1 September 1837
Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire
Died 20 April 1914
Nice, France
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1856-1904
Rank General
Battles/wars Central Indian Campaign
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India
General Sir Henry Brackenbury, GCB, KCSI (1837 – 1914) was a British army officer who was assistant to Garnet Wolseley in the 1870s and became part of his 'Ring' of loyal officers. He also wrote several books of military history and memoirs.

Henry Brackenbury was born in Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire on 1 September 1837. He was educated at Tonbridge School and Eton, then at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He joined the British Army in 1856, served in the Central Indian Campaign in 1857–58 and obsered the Franco-Prussian War in 1870–71.
After making Wolseley's acquaintance, Brackenbury offered to join his Ashanti Campaign (1873–74) at which time he became part of the Wolseley ring, and later acted as his military secretary in the Zulu War of 1879–80.

Wolseley thought highly of his talents and helped advance his career. However, Brackenbury was unpopular with other colleagues and with Lady Wolseley.
He became Private Secretary to the Viceroy of India in 1880, acted as British Military attaché in Paris between 1881 and 1882, and then became assistant Under-Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He had a senior role in the River Column in Egypt in 1884–85.
He was promoted to Major-General for distinguished service in the field, then became Director of Military Intelligence in 1886. From 1891 he was a Member of the Council of the Viceroy of India, and in 1896 became President of the War Office Ordnance Committee until 1899. He was made Colonel Commandant in 1897, Director-General of Ordnance in 1899 and a General in 1901. Brackenbury retired in 1904 and was made a Privy Councillor. His wife Emilia (married 1861 but long separated) died in 1905 and later that year he married Edith Desanges. He died on 20 April 1914 in Nice, France.

C.B., K.C.B. and G.C.B. (1900) for military services
K.C.S.J. for service as Member of Council in India, 1896"



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PostSubject: Re: BRACKENBURY, Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry, P.C.,   Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:48 am

Littlehand,

Your last post relates to Commander John William Brackenbury, of H.M.S. Shah, rather than Henry Brackenbury who was a Brevet Lt.-Colonel in the Royal Artillery in 1879.

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PostSubject: Re: BRACKENBURY, Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry, P.C.,   Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:53 am

LH post moved to Naval Brigade Section. Thanks John.
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PostSubject: Re: BRACKENBURY, Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry, P.C.,   Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:10 am

Thanks for correction John. Thanks Pete for moving agree
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PostSubject: Re: BRACKENBURY, Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry, P.C.,   Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:22 am

Not a problem.

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