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Herbert Edward Stacy Abbott

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Name  Herbert Stacy

Rank  Major general
Allegiance  United Kingdom
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Died  1883, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Service/branch  British Indian Army

Major General Herbert Edward Stacy Abbott (19 November 1814 - 1883) was an officer in the armies of the East India Company and British Crown in India, under colonial rule.


Background and education

Abbott was the son of George Edward Abbott (died 1822) and Ann (or Anna) Maria Stacy, who married in India. George Edward Abbott was the Head Assistant in the Calcutta General Post Office. Ann Maria was the daughter of the Reverend Henry Peter Stacy (born c.1760), who was believed to have been chaplain at Danapoor. An image of Reverend H.P. Stacy is in the Manchester Art Gallery. H.E.S. Abbott had a sister, Marianne Sarah Abbott (1808–1887), who married Charles Scott Hadow.

Abbott was educated at Addiscombe Military Seminary from 1829 to 1831, from where he joined the 74th Native Infantry.


Abbott published anonymously a short account of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, not intended for widespread public circulation, entitled Particulars of the mutiny at Delhi, on the 11 May, 1857.

Other contributions

In about 1886 Abbott designed the Ellerslie building in Shimla which is the home of the Himachal Pradesh Secretariat.

A photograph of General Abbott and his medals are in the collection of the National Army Museum, London.

Personal life

Abbott married Sarah Masson. Their son, Herbert Abbott (1855–1939), became a keen cricketer, who played for the Marylebone Cricket Club, and was a decorated British Army officer.


Herbert Edward Stacy Abbott Wikipedia

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