|Henry Richard Abadie|
|Born||March 25, 1841|
|Died||May 9, 1915(aged 74)|
|Commands held||Eastern District|
1868 Expedition to Abyssinia|
Second Anglo-Afghan War
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Personal background[edit | edit source]
Abadie was born the son of Louis Pascal Abadie, who came from Chateau de Pellepoix in France. He was married firstly to Kate Sandeman and following her death in 1883, to Caroline, daughter of Colonel Fanshawe Gostling in 1890.
Military career[edit | edit source]
Abadie joined the army in 1858 and served in the 1868 Expedition to Abyssinia, where he was involved in the Battle of Magdala. He was made a captain 1872 and in 1879, Abadie fought in the Second Anglo-Afghan War including the Battle of Kandahar. He was with the 9th Lancers and commanded the Cavalry Depot at Canterbury from 1894 to 1897.
From 1899 to 1900, he commanded the British Military Eastern District, during which he was promoted to Major-General and awarded a Companion of the Order of the Bath. Thereafter Abadie was appointed the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, a post he held until 1904. There is a painting of him in Derby at his regimental museum by John St Helier Lander.
References[edit | edit source]
- Who was Who 1897-1916. London: A. & C. Black, Ltd.. 1920.
- C., Buckland (1906). Charles Edward Buckland. ed. Dictionary of Indian Biography. Harvard University, Digitized 8 July 2005: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Lim: London. pp. page 1. http://books.google.com/books?id=InFTmnS4crYC&printsec=frontcover&dq=dictionary+biography&as_brr=1&ie=ISO-8859-1.
- Abadie, painting, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, accessed September 2011
Sir Edward Hopton
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