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Henry Richard Abadie
Born (1841-03-25)March 25, 1841
Died May 9, 1915(1915-05-09) (aged 74)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Major General
Commands held Eastern District
Battles/wars 1868 Expedition to Abyssinia
Second Anglo-Afghan War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Major-General Henry Richard Abadie CB (25 March 1841 – 9 May 1915) was a British Army officer.

Personal background[]

Abadie was born the son of Louis Pascal Abadie, who came from Chateau de Pellepoix in France.[1] He was married firstly to Kate Sandeman and following her death in 1883, to Caroline, daughter of Colonel Fanshawe Gostling in 1890.[1]

Military career[]

Abadie joined the army in 1858 and served in the 1868 Expedition to Abyssinia,[2] where he was involved in the Battle of Magdala.[1] He was made a captain 1872 and in 1879, Abadie fought in the Second Anglo-Afghan War including the Battle of Kandahar.[2] He was with the 9th Lancers and commanded the Cavalry Depot at Canterbury from 1894 to 1897.[2]

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.[2] Thereafter Abadie was appointed the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, a post he held until 1904.[2] There is a painting of him in Derby at his regimental museum by John St Helier Lander.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Who was Who 1897-1916. London: A. & C. Black, Ltd.. 1920. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 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. 
  3. Abadie, painting, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, accessed September 2011
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Edward Hopton
Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
Succeeded by
Hugh Gough

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