Sir George Byng Harman


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Sir George Byng Harman

  • Born: 30 Jan 1830, London
  • Marriage: Helen Tonge Q1 1868 in Kensington
  • Died: 9 Mar 1892, Kensington, London aged 62

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Educated at Marlborough College , Harman was commissioned into the 34th Regiment of Foot in 1849.[1] He served in the Crimean War and took part in the assault on the Redan during the Siege of Sevastopol in 1855 and was severely wounded.[1] He also served with his Regiment in putting down the Indian Mutiny and was present at the Capture of Lucknow in 1857.[1] He became Assistant Inspector of Volunteers in 1860 and Assistant Military Secretary in the West Indies in 1866.[1] In 1873 he took command of a Brigade Depot at Pontefract , in 1874 he became Assistant Adjutant-General at Aldershot and in 1878 he was appointed Deputy Adjutant-General in Ireland .[1]
In 1882 he joined the General Staff for the Expedition to Egypt taking command of the Garrison at Alexandria .[1]
He became Deputy Adjutant-General at Army Headquarters in 1883 and Military Secretary in 1885.[1] In that capacity he gave evidence to the Camperdown Committee, which were reviewing medical services in the British Army , and in his evidence accused Medical Officers of "affecting to be combatant officers" in order to secure promotion


George married someone Helen Tonge Q1 1868 in Kensington.

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