Major Gen. Sir Henry Hallam Parr CMG, CB KCB

Born1847 Rockbeare House, Deven
Died1914 Chaffeymoor House, Bourton, Co. Dorset

Life Events

1888Married Lilian Mary Gibbs Lady Parr in Bramley, Surrey
1890Birth of son LIeut. Arthur Henry Hallam Parr
1891Birth of son Lieut. George Rowarth Parr
1898Birth of son Humphrey Clements Parr
1898Death of son Humphrey Clements Parr
1910Death of son LIeut. Arthur Henry Hallam Parr
1914Death of son Lieut. George Rowarth Parr

Biography and Notes

Son of Thomas Clements Parr of Clifton, Co. Gloucestershire. He was 1st cousin to his wife's mother, his own mother, Julia, being sister of Sir Arthur H Elton (search in Family Tree). Baptised 20 August 1847 at Rockbeare. Educated at Eton College, and Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

Buried 8 April 1914 at Bourton. Memorial Inscription in churchyard there, and Memorial window in Taunton parish church (south aisle) to him and his 2 soldier sons designed by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale. Will proved 20 June 1914.

Ensign Somerset Light Infantry 1865; Lieut. 1869; Captain 1878; Major 1885; Brevet-Colonel 1886; Major-General 1899; Retired 1906. Colonel of Somerset Light Inf. 1910. He was Military Secretary to Sir Bartle Frere in S. Africa 1877-80 and served in the Kaffir and Zulu wars and in the first Boer war. Between 1882 and 1885 he had war service in Egypt and in 1885 (when only 38 yrs. old) was Adj. Gen. and 2nd in command of the Egyptian Army. Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria 1886-88. Attended the French manoeuvres 1887 and the German ones 1888. Military adviser on Sir Charles Euan Smith's mission to Fez 1892. Assistant Inspector General of Ordnance at the War Office 1894. Commanded the North Western District, England, 1902-6. Mentioned in despatches in Zulu war and Egyptian expedition 1882. Medals for Kaffir and Zulu wars with clasp for 1877, 8 and 9. Medal and Khedive's star for Egyptian expedition 1882. Turkish orders Medjidie and Osmanieh, 1884. CMG. 1880, CB 1893, KCB. 1911.

He was a Justice of the Peace for Dorset and Deputy Lieut. Author (1880) of A Sketch of the Kaffir and Zulu Wars. See Sir Henry Hallam Parr's Recollections, ed. 1917 by Sir. Charles Brickdale (search in Family Tree).