Gen Sir F P Haines, G.C.B., C.I.E. Commander in Chief India 1879-80

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General Sir Frederick Paul Haines [1819-1909]. A  good bust length carte de visite by Elliot & Fry, 55 Baker Street, Portman Square, London of the general in civilian dress. circa late 1870s. He looks perhaps a little younger than the cabinet portrait of him by Bourne & Shepherd [sold but still visible elsewhere in this section]. His long career is well recorded in the DNB volume for 1901-11 and below we quote his service record from Hart’s Army List 1907 when he was the senior Field Marshal and Colonel of his old regiment the Royal Scots Fusiliers. This card came from an old cdv album put together by General Sir Peter Lumsden. apr28/3

 Sir Frederick Paul Haines’ services:- On the formation of the Army of the Sutlej in 1845 he was appointed to officiate as Military Secretary to the Commander in Chief in India, Sir Hugh Gough, and in that capacity he was present at the battles of Moodkee and Ferozeshah (Medal and one Clasp); in the latter engagement he was severely wounded by grape-shot at the attack on the enemy’s works, his horse being killed under him at the same moment. At the recommendation of Lord Gough he was promoted to a Company in the 10th Foot, without purchase. As Military Secretary to his Lordship he served in the Punjaub campaign of 1848-49, and was present at th affair of outposts at Ramnuggur, 22nd Nov. 1848, and subsequent operations resulting in the passing of the Chenab, and the battles of Chillianwallah and Goojerat (Brevet of Major, Medal with two Clasps). Served with the 21st Fusiliers the Eastern Campaign of 1854-55, including the battles of Alma, Balaclava, and Inkerman, and siege of Sebastopol (Brevet of Lt. Colonel, Medal with four Clasps, 5th Class of the Medjidie, and Turkish Medal). During the Afghan war he directed the military operations as Commander in Chief from September 1879 to September 1880 (received the thanks of both Houses of Parliament}.

 

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