Henry George Grey

Not to be confused with Henry Grey, 3rd Earl Grey.
Sir Henry George Grey
Born 25 October 1766
Died 11 January 1845 (1845-01-12) (aged 78)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Guelphic Order

Lieutenant-General Sir Henry George Grey GCH, GCB (25 October 1766 – 11 January 1845) was a British Army officer who served as acting Governor of Cape Colony.

Military careerEdit

Born the son of Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey, Grey served in the 18th Light Dragoons.[1] He was promoted to major in that regiment on 1 September 1795, having transferred to the 17th Light Dragoons, he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel on 21 April 1794.[1] He served as acting Governor of Cape Colony in 1807 and again in 1811.[2] He was also colonel in the 13th Light Dragoons.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "18th Hussars". Napoleon Series. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Marshall, H. E. (2006). "Our Empire Story". Yesterday's Classics. p. 422. ISBN 978-1599150871. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Francis Craig
Colonel of the 13th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons
Succeeded by
Hon. Edward Pyndar Lygon