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Henry Percival De Bathe, 1823-1907

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1823.06.19
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Date of Death: 1907.01.05
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Identity:

General Sir Henry Percival De Bathe was a soldier, of the de Bathes of Athcarne, Meath.

Life:

Bathe was a man of distinction and a well-known figure in London. A caricature of him by 'Spy' was published in Vanity Fair on 18 November 1876. A professional soldier, he was appointed Colonel of the 85th Regiment of Foot on 25 April 1880. In the 1880s he was listed as living with Percy de Bathe at 103 Victoria Street in London. In 1889 he was invited by William Christian Symons to a dinner being held at the Criterion in May to celebrate JW's new honorary membership of the Royal Academy in Munich. However, he was unable to attend (#00812).

Bibliography:

Kelly's Mayfair, St James & Westminster Directory, 1887/88; Who was who: a companion to Who's who, vol. 1, 1897/1915, London, 1920-21.