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Captain Henry Brown Savory

Birthplace:
- London, England

Birthdate:
- 24 April 1837

Nationality:
- English

Height:
- Not known

Family Background:
- Not known

Career before Halifax:
- Ensign, 90th Foot, 9 October 1855 (non purchase)
- Lieutenant, 24 September 1857 (non purchase)
- to 78th Highlanders by exchange, 7 October 1859
- Captain, 15 January 1864 (purchase)

At Sandhurst:
- No

Medals & Awards:
- Medal and two clasps (Indian Mutiny)

Postings while in NS Command:
- Halifax, 11 May 1869 to late June 1869

Career after Halifax:
- retired by sale of commission, 7 July 1869
- Adjutant (Royal London Militia), 19 July 1871

Died:
- 1880

Savory had served with the 90th Light Infantry in the Indian Mutiny, and fought with it beside the 78th during the advance into Lucknow of 25 September 1857. During this action Savory was wounded and lost the sight of his right eye. He was later present with the 90th during the defense of the Alam Bagh position, and later still at the third and final taking of Lucknow in March 1858. Savory had exchanged from the 90th into the 78th in October 1859.

Savory was with the 78th in Halifax only until late June 1869 before he returned to England and sold out of the service. His ensigncy was purchased by Edward Pakenham Stewart.

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