Harry Scobell

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Major-General Sir Henry Jenner Scobell, KCVO, CB (2 January 1859 – 1 February 1912) was a British military leader who served as the last officer in command of Cape Colony before the formation of the Union of South Africa.[1]

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Sir Harry Scobell
Born(1859-01-02)2 January 1859
Saint George, Hanover Square, England
Died2 February 1912(1912-02-02) (aged 53)
Rondebosch, Cape Province
AllegianceFlag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag_of_the_British_Army.svg British Army
Years of service1879–1912
UnitScots Greys
Commands heldOC 5th Royal Irish Lancers
2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
GOC, Cape of Good Hope District
Battles/warsBattle of Groenkloof
AwardsKCVO, CB, Queen's Medal (six clasps), King's Medal (two clasps)
RelationsHarriet Mildred Willes-Johnston (wife)