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Henry Havelock

Major General Sir Henry Havelock
Bishopwearmouth, County Durham 1795 - Siege of Lucknow, India 1857)
British general who is particularly associated with India and his recapture of Cawnpore from rebels during the Indian Rebellion of 1857
(Wikipedia)
William Behnes
Robinson & Cottam (Pimlico)
1861

London /  Henry Havelock   London /  Henry Havelock

Description

Bronze statue of Havelock standing, with left hand on grounded sword, right hand on his side or lightly inserted in his belt. The pedestal inscribed at the front with a quotation from one of Havelock's pre-battle speeches, and to the rear with a list of British and Indian regiments commanded by him during the Indian Mutiny.

Inscription(s)

to
MAJOR GENERAL
SIR HENRY HAVELOCK
K.C.B.
and his brave companions
in arms
during the campaign in india
1857

"soldiers! your labours
your privations your sufferings
and your valour
will not be forgotten by
a grateful country."

h. havelock


erected by public subscription
1861

the force commanded by havelock
constisted of
the staff
cavalry
volunteers 12th and 13th irregulars
3th oude irregulars
royal artillery 3rd compy 8th battln
bengal artillery 2nd compy 3rd battln
1st compy 5th battln
6th compy 9th battln
bengal engineers
infantry
5th fusiliers
64th regt
78th highlanders
84th regt
90th light infantry
1st madras fusiliers
ferozepore regt of sikhs.

Signature

BEHNES SCR
the statue foundry | pimlico

Annotation

This was the first statue ever to be modelled from a photograph.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°30'28" W 0°7'38"

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