The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Brackenbury, Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry
Brackenbury, Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry: Born September 1, 1837: at Bolingbroke, ; educated at Eton and R.M.A., ; Joined the Royal Artillery, 1856: in the Indian mutiny: served in Central India, 1857-8; Franco-German War, 1870-1 Ashanti war, 1873-4: Zulu war, 1879-80: Private Secretary to Lord Lytton, the Viceroy of India, 1880: Military Attache at Paris, 1881-2: Assistant Under-Secretary to Lord-Lieut. of Ireland, 1882; commanded River Column, Egypt, 1884-5: promoted Major-General for distinguished service in the field: Director of Military Intelligence 1886-91: Military Member of the Supreme Council of India, 1891-6: President Ordnance Commitee 1896-99; Director General of Ordnance at the War Office, 1899, 1904; K.C.B., 1894: K.C.S.I. 1896: G.C.B., 1900: General R.A., 1901: P.C. Feb. 1904. Publications: The Last Campaign of Hanover, 1870; The Tactics of the Three Arms, 1873; Narrative of the Ashantee War (2 Vols), 1874; The River Column, 1885. Address; Queen Anne’s Mansions, St James’ Park, S.W. United Service, and Wellington Clubs.