Goldfinch, Henry

SOLDIER (GREAT BRITAIN)
BORN 1781 - DIED 21 Nov 1854, London
GRAVE LOCATION Woking, Surrey: Brookwood Cemetery (Plot 027)

Henry Goldfinch distinguished himself during the Napoleontic Battles in the Peninsula and in France. He fought at the battles of Talaverta (1809), Bussaco (1810), Vitoria (1813), Nive (1813), Orthes (1814) and Toulouse (1814).

In 1851 he became a Lieutenant-General of the Royal Engineers. In 1854 he was promoted to Colonel Commandant. He died in the same year and was the 26th person to be buried at the recently opened Brookwood Cemetery near Woking. His gravestone is now the oldest memorial of that cemetery.

Sources
Lt General Goldfinch
• Clarke, John M., London's Necropolis, A Guide to Brookwood Cemetery, Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2004

Images

The grave of Sir Henry Goldfinch at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.
Picture by Androom (25 Jun 2009)

 


Goll, Ivan

Published: 15 Nov 2009
Last update: 15 Nov 2009