Item I/ii/09 - The bravest of the brave: With Peterborough in Spain

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The bravest of the brave: With Peterborough in Spain


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4to, 1 volume

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HENTY, GEORGE ALFRED, son of James Henty, Godmanchester, Hunts., stockbroker, and Mary Bovill, dau. of Dr. --- Edwards, Wandsworth, Surrey; b. 8 Dec 1832; adm. 24 Sep 1847 (Scott's); Gonville and Caius Coll. Cambridge, adm. pens. 4 Apr 1851, matr. Mich. 1851, resided three terms; volunteered on outbreak of Crimean War and entered Hospital Commissariat Service, Army, serving in Crimea in 1855, later invalided home; Purveyor of the Forces 1 Oct 1855 – c. 1857; sent to Italy in 1859 to organise hospitals of Italian Legion during Austro-Italian war; later in charge of Belfast and Portsmouth districts, Commissariat Department; became a journalist in 1865; special war correspondent, The Standard 1866, reporting on Austro-Italian war of 1866, Franco-German and Turco-Servian wars, and accompanying Abyssinian and Ashanti expeditions; editor, The Union Jack, 1880-3; author, The March to Magdala, 1868, a number of novels, and some eighty books for boys, including Capt. Bayley’s Heir, in which there is an interesting account of the School in Liddell’s time; m. 1st, 1858 Elizabeth Finucane; m. 2nd, 1889 Elizabeth Keylock (his housekeeper); d. on board his yacht Egeria in Weymouth harbour, 16 Nov 1902. DNB Supp.

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  • Latin

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  • Latin


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