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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.

Sir Henry George Grey
Born25 October 1766
Died11 January 1845 (1845-01-12) (aged 78)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
RankLieutenant General
AwardsKnight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Guelphic Order

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