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Sir Henry Sclater
1855 – 1923
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank General
Commands held Southern Command
Battles/wars Second Boer War
World War I
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire

General Sir Henry Crichton Sclater GCB GBE (1855-1923) was a British Army General during World War I.

Military career

Henry Sclater was commissioned the Royal Artillery in 1875.[1]

He was a General Staff Officer and later Deputy Assistant Adjutant General at the Headquarters for the Nile expedition between 1884 and 1885.[1] He served in the Egyptian Frontier Field Force from 1885 to 1886 and was Deputy Assistant Adjutant General in Cairo from 1885 to 1890.[1]

He served in the Second Boer War as Assistant Adjutant General, Royal Artillery and Colonel on the General Staff of the Royal Artillery.[1]

He was Director of Artillery at the War Office from 1903 to 1904 when he became Quartermaster General for India.[1] In 1908 he was appointed Commander of Quetta Division in India.[1]

He served in World War I as Adjutant-General to the Forces and a Member of Army Council from 1914 to 1916: in this capacity he was responsible for the expansion of the Army in 1914.[2] He then served as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief for Southern Command from 1916 to 1919.[1] He retired in 1922.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Spencer Ewart
Adjutant General
Succeeded by
Sir Nevil Macready


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