Henry Wase Whitfield

Henry Wase Whitfield

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Lieutenant General Henry Wase Whitfield ( 威非路) (1814 - 30 March 1877) was the Lieutenant Governor of Hong Kong and Commander of British Troops in China, Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements.

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Whitfield was commissioned into the 2nd West India Regiment in 1828. He went on to be Commanding Officer of his Regiment in 1843 and commanded it for 15 years.

He was promoted to Major-General in 1868 and appointed Commander of British Troops in China, Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements in 1869.British and Indian armies on the China coast 1785-1985 by Harfield, A G, Published by A and J Partnership, 1990, Pages 483-484 ISBN 0951606506

Whitfield Barracks in Hong Kong are named after him.

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