Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameGeneral Sir Gerald Henry Percival DE BATHE 4th Bt, 7948
Birth1823, Malta
FatherSir William Plunket DE BATHE 3rd Bt , 13933 (1793-1870)
ChildrenMary Kate , 7936 (1858-1890)
 Olive , 11404 (1861-1939)
 Patrick Wynne , 11406 (1876-1930)
 Phyllis , 11415 (1869-1948)
 Hugo , 13934 (1871-1940)
 Winifred , 13935
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]


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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