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Henry Lukin

Sir Henry Timson Lukin

Nickname: Tim
Place of birth: Fulham, England
Place of death: Muizenberg, Cape Province
Resting place: Cape Town, South Africa
Allegiance: Union of South Africa
United Kingdom
Service/branch: Army
Years of service: 1878-1919
Rank: Major General
Unit: Cape Mounted Riflemen
Commands held: 1st South African Infantry Brigade
9th Division
64th Division
Eastern Command
Battles/wars: Zulu War
Basutoland Gun War
Bechuanaland Campaign
Second Boer War
First World War
Awards: Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Other work: First president of the British Empire Service League (SA)

Major General Sir Henry Timson Lukin KCB, CMG, DSO (24 May 1860 - 15 December 1925) was a South African military commander. He fought in the Zulu War (1879) and the Basutoland Gun War (1880-1881), the Bechuanaland Campaign (1897), and the Anglo-Boer War when he was in command of the artillery during the defence of Wepener for which action he was awarded a Distinguished Service Order. From 1903 to 1911 he commanded the Cape Mounted Riflemen, from 1904 to 1912 he was Commandant-General of the Cape Colonial Forces and in 1912 Inspector-General of the Permanent Force of the Union of South Africa.

Brig Gen Lukin transferred to the new Union Defence Forces in 1912 as Inspector-General of the Permanent Force. He commanded a formation in the German South West Africa Campaign (1914-1915), and commanded the 1st South African Infantry Brigade of the South African Overseas Expeditionary Force in Egypt (1916) and France (1916), at Delville Wood before being promoted to a divisional command in the British Army. He was knighted for his war service, and retired in 1919.

He was the only son of barrister-at-law Robert Henry Lukin of the Inner Temple; Henry or Harry Lukin, as he was usually known, had a sister two years younger and lost his mother when sixteen years old. Henry Lukin did not enter Sandhurst despite a family military tradition. Instead he sailed for South Africa and was commissioned as a lieutenant in Bengough's Horse during the Zulu War, and was seriously wounded at Ulundi in 1879.

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1. Judd, Colonel BC (June 1987). "Major-General Sir Henry Timson Lukin, KCB, CMG, DSO". Military History Journal (Johannesburg: South African Military History Society) 7 (3). SA ISSN 0026-4016. http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol073bj.html. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 2. Militaria - Official Professional Journal of the SADF (Vol 12/2: 1982)

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