Henry Havelock

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Major General Sir Henry Havelock, K.C.B.

Major-General Sir Henry Havelock, KCB (1795-1857) was a British soldier who went to India in 1823 where he served in the 1st Burma War. He was ADC to General Sir Willoughby Cotton in the 1st Afghan War. He took part in General Sale's March from Kabul to Jalalabad and the subsequent siege. In the Gwalior Campaign he was Persian interpreter to Sir Hugh Gough and served in both the 1st Sikh War and the 2nd Sikh War. He rose to Quartermaster-General and then Adjutant-General to the British Army in India. After commanding a division in the Persian War, Havelock's Campaign proved him a great military leader during the Indian Mutiny. He achieved the First Lucknow Relief but was in turn besieged and died of dysentery shortly after the town was freed.

External links

Henry Havelock Dictionary of Indian Biography (1906)
Henry Havelock Wikipedia

Historical books on-line

The Life of General H. Havelock KCB by Joel Tyler Headley 1861 Google Books
Memoirs of Sir Henry Havelock by John Clark Marshman 1860 Google Books