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General Sir Henry Dalrymple White KCB (5 July 1820 – 27 March 1886) was a senior British Army officer.

Henry Dalrymple White
Born5 July 1820
Died27 March 1886
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchBritish Army
Commands held6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons
Battles/warsCrimean War
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Military careerEdit

Born the son of Vice-Admiral Sir John White,[1] White was commissioned into the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons and purchased a captaincy in his regiment in 1844.[2] He became commanding officer of his regiment in May 1854 and led a squadron of his men at the Charge of the Heavy Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava in October 1854.[3] His helmet was pierced by a Russian sabre during the charge.[3] White served as colonel of the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) from 1873 to 1874[4] and as colonel of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons from 1874 until his death in 1886.[5]

He married Louisa Mary Smith; they had one daughter. Following the death of his first wife, he married Alice Elizabeth Malcolm; they had two sons (Arthur Dalrymple White and Sir Godfrey Dalrymple-White).[6]


  1. ^ The Annual Register, 1845, p. 268
  2. ^ "No. 20344". The London Gazette. 17 May 1844. p. 1680.
  3. ^ a b "Pattern 1821 Heavy Cavalry Officer's Sword carried by Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Dalrymple White, 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons, at the Battle of Balaklava, 1854". National Army Museum. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  4. ^ "The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards)". Archived from the original on 9 February 2006. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  5. ^ Mills, T.F. "The Inniskillings (6th Dragoons)". Archived from the original on 18 January 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2007.
  6. ^ Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003.
Military offices
Preceded by
Henry Cavendish
Colonel of the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)
Succeeded by
Sir Alexander Low
Preceded by
Lewis Duncan Williams
Colonel of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Shute