General Sir Henry Augustus Smyth

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Gen. Henry Augustus Smyth, RA

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: London, UK
Death: Died in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Admiral William Henry Smyth KFM DCL FRS FRAS FRGS FSA and Eliza Ann Smyth
Husband of Helen Constance Smyth and Helen Constance Smyth
Brother of Elizabeth Smyth; Sir Warington Wilkinson Smyth; Elizabeth Anne Smyth; Charles Piazzi Piazz1 Smyth; Henrietta Grace Powell (Smyth) and 2 others

Occupation: Royal Artillery
Managed by: Caroline Brock
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About General Sir Henry Augustus Smyth

Born on 25 November 1825 in Westminster and educated at Bedford School, Smyth was commissioned as second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in 1843. He served in the Crimean War and was present at the Siege of Sevastopol. He became commandant of Woolwich garrison and military district in 1882 and General Officer Commanding the troops in South Africa in 1886. In 1888 Smyth mustered an army of 2,000 troops and left for Zululand to put down a rebellion there.

Smyth became acting Governor of Cape Colony as well as acting High Commissioner for Southern Africa in 1889. He became Governor of Malta in 1890 before retiring in 1893.

Family On 14 April 1874 at Lillington, Warwickshire he married Helen Constance Greaves (1845-1932), daughter of John Whitehead Greaves and sister of John Ernest Greaves. They had no children. Smyth died on 18 September 1906 at Stone, Buckinghamshire, and was buried there.

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General Sir Henry Augustus Smyth's Timeline

1825
November 25, 1825
London, UK
1906
September 18, 1906
Age 80
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
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Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom