Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameGeneral Sir Gerald Henry Percival DE BATHE 4th Bt
Birth1823, Malta
Death1907
Marriage1870
SpouseCharlotte CLARE
Birth1840
Death1928
Children
Birth1858
Death1890
Birth1861
Death1939
Birth1876
Death1930
Birth1869
Death1948
Birth1871
Death1940
Notes for General Sir Gerald Henry Percival DE BATHE 4th Bt
General Sir Henry Percival de Bathe, 4th Baronet KCB (19 June 1823 – 5 January 1907) was a British Army General who achieved high office in the 1870s.

Early life[edit]

De Bathe was born in Valetta, Malta in 1823 the son of Sir William Plunkett De Bath, the 3rd Baronet.[1] In 1838 he was a page at the Coronation of Queen Victoria.[1]

Military career[edit]

He was commissioned into the Scots Fusilier Guards in 1839[2] and served in the Crimean War being Second-in-Command of his battalion at the Siege of Sevastopol.[3] He was also present at the Battle of Traktir Bridge as Aide-de-Camp to Lord Rokeby.[3] He was appointed Commanding Officer of the Scots Guards in 1864.[3]

He inherited his baronetcy in 1870.[4] In 1874 he was appointed General Officer Commanding Northern District and in 1876 he was promoted to Lieutenant General.[5] He was promoted again to General in 1879 and retired in 1883.[3]

In 1877 he was appointed Honorary Colonel of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry.[3] He was a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant of County Meath, and a Justice of the Peace for Sussex.[1]

Family[edit]

In 1869 he married Charlotte Clare[6] and together they went on to have two sons and four daughters.

De Bathe lived at Wood End near Chichester, where he died on 5 January 1907 aged 83.[7][1]
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