Henry Richard Abadie

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Henry RIchard Abadie

Major-General Henry Richard Abadie (1841–1915) was Lieut-Governor of Jersey from 1900 to 1904.


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

Military career

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 he 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, and was promoted to Major-General and awarded the Companion of the Order of the Bath.

He was then appointed Lieut-Governor of Jersey, a post he held until 1904. The painting of him by John St Helier Lander is in Derby at his regimental museum.


This article is taken from the Wikipedia biography of Henry Abadie.

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