William O'Grady Haly
Sir William O’Grady Haly
|Born||2 January 1811|
|Died||19 March 1878 (aged 67)|
Halifax, Nova Scotia
|Years of service||1823-1878|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Early life and familyEdit
Haly was one of five surviving children born to Richard Aylmer Haly of Wadhurst Castle, Sussex and his wife, Amelia Banister. The family lived largely on his mother's annual stipend from her father, Richard Banister.
In 1831, Haly became a Lieut. in the 47th Regiment and made Captain by 1834.
In the Crimean War, Haly was wounded in the Battle of Inkerman (1854) and was rescued by Brevet Major Hugh Rowlands and John McDermond, both of whom received the Victoria Cross for their actions. Haly received the Order of the Medjidie.
After fighting in the Crimean War, he became Commander of the British Troops in Canada in 1873. He was given the colonelcy of the 47th (Lancashire) Regiment of Foot from 1875 to his death. and promoted General on 1 October 1877.
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