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Henry Brougham Loch

Henry Brougham Loch

A carte-de-visite portrait of Henry Brougham Loch (1827-1900), Governor of the Isle of Man, who was created a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1880. The following report in The Times (3 September 1880), which appeared at the time of his investiture, gives brief biographical details:

'Mr. Henry Brougham Loch, C.B., Governor of the Isle of Man, whom Her Majesty has been pleased to advance to the dignity of a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, is a son of the late Mr. James Loch, M.P., of Uppat, Sutherlandshire, and brother of the late Mr. George Loch, Q.C., M.P.; his mother was Anne, daughter of the late Mr. Patrick Orr, of Bridgeton, N.B., and he was born in the year 1827. In 1844 he entered the Indian Army as Cornet in the 3d Regiment of Bengal Light Cavalry. He acted as Aide-de-Camp to Lord Gough in the Sutlej campaign, and served under General Beatson in Bulgaria, in 1854, when organizing the Turkish cavalry. He was Secretary to the Earl of Elgin's Special Mission in China in 1857 and 1860; and he also acted as private secretary to the Home Secretary, Sir George Grey, from 1861 to 1863, when he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man. He was nominated a Companion of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) in 1861. Sir Henry Loch, who is Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant of the 2d Cheshire Militia, married, in 1862, Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late Hon. Edward Ernest Villiers, and niece of the late Earl of Clarendon.'

Sir Henry Brougham Loch died on 20 June 1900.

Photographed on 11 March 1861 by Camille Silvy of London.

Code: 126855
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