Colonel Henry Wemyss Feilden

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Colonel Henry Wemyss Feilden

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6 October 1838 - 8 June 1921


[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2017, using the obituary of Henry Wemyss Feilden published in (1921), Obituary. Ibis, 63: 726–732. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.1921.tb01297.x, 2017: Colonel Henry Wemyss Feilden was born in 1838, and was the second son of Sir William Feilden. He joined the army at age 19, serving in India and China, as well as in South Africa during the Boer Campaign of 1881 and the Boer War of 1890, where he worked as the Paymaster of Imperial Yeomanry. He also held a post in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He married Julia MacCord in 1864, to whom he would remain married until her death in 1920. He worked extensively as an ornithologist and zoologist, and served as the naturalist on Sir George Nares' Northern Polar Expedition in 1875. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and was decorated for his service in India, China and South Africa, and was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath for his services to Imperial Yeomanry in 1900.]


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