Thursday, 17 March 2011

Sir Henry Gidney – Anglo-Indian

Lt. Col. Sir Henry Gidney was the first prominent leader of the Anglo-Indian Community. Born in Igatpuri, near Nagpur, Gidney was educated in various cities: Bangalore, Calcutta, and Allahabad. As a qualified physician, he joined the army to render active service in China during the Boxer Rebellion. In 1904, he married Grace Wignall, daughter of a Yorkshireman, from Agra. After separation from his wife, who had returned to England, he was posted as a civil surgeon to Kohima where he joined an expedition against the headhunters. He later helped his group thwart a Naga raid. (Read more at the link given below)

PROFILE: Sir Henry Gidney – Anglo-Indian Portal

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