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Havelock, Sir Henry

(hăv`lŏk), 1795–1857, British general. Entering the army in 1815, he was sent (1823) to India, where he served in the first Burma War (1824–26), the first Afghan War (1839), and the Sikh Wars (1843–49). During the Indian MutinyIndian Mutiny,
1857–58, revolt that began with Indian soldiers in the Bengal army of the British East India Company but developed into a widespread uprising against British rule in India. It is also known as the Sepoy Rebellion, sepoys being the native soldiers.
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, Havelock recaptured (July, 1857) Cawnpore (KanpurKanpur
, city (1991 pop. 2,029,889), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India, on the Ganges River. A major industrial center, it produces chemicals, textiles, leather goods, and food products. It is also a transportation hub with an airport.
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) from the rebels, but he was too late to save the British population from massacre. In Sept., 1857, he relieved Lucknow from siege, but he and his forces were then caught in the renewed siege. He died a few days after the relief of the city in November.
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He was born March 25, 1945 in Berwyn, IL to Madeline and Henry Havelock Burton, a veteran of the British Royal Navy.
As relief came in, in the form of troops, under the command of Major General Henry Havelock and Major General Sir James Outram, the sepoys who had rebelled were thrown back a bit.
In 1880, another cousin, Sir Henry Havelock, came to the property on the condition that he changed his name to Havelock-Allan.
It was something simple as a small sheet of cloth attached to the back of a soldier's helmet and they were first introduced by Sunderland's very own Sir Henry Havelock who had the bright idea of making one in India, 1857.
King George IV, Major General Sir Henry Havelock, Mark Wallinger's Ecce Homo, and a waxwork of Jonny Wilkinson
One of the bronze generals he wants removed is Sir Henry Havelock, who led the 78th Highlanders with distinction.
He believes two plinths honouring Major General Sir Henry Havelock and General Charles James Napier are outdated.
Hendrickson redresses the balance by calling on Henry Havelock and Charles Gordon, Christian heroes of India and the Sudan respectively.
In just seventy-five years, "the public image of the army as a moral wasteland populated by degenerate men without scruples and without religion" (22) was made over into a milieu in which officers such as Sir Henry Havelock and General Charles George "Chinese" Gordon could be celebrated as heroic "fighting Christians" (130).
Henry Havelock at Fatehpur (July 13) and Nana himself was beaten by Havelock at Cawnpore (July 16); after he had been driven from Cawnpore, he gathered more mutineers around him, and for a time his forces harassed British lines of supply and communications; as the rebellion faded, he fled to shelter in the Nepal hills, where he died, probably in 1860.
The other plinths, incidentally, are occupied by statues of George IV and two generals, Henry Havelock and Sir Charles James Napier.