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Sir Henry Timson Lukin (1860-1925), Major-General

Sitter in 4 portraits
Born in Fulham into a family with distinguished military associations, the prospect of war with the Zulu led him to Durban in 1879; he obtained a commission in a native cavalry contingent; promoted lieutenant in the Cape mounted riflemen; particularly distinguished himself in the South African War; was appointed commandant-general of the Cape colonial forces in 1904; in 1912 he was made inspector-general of the permanent force, Union of South Africa; commanded the 1st South African infantry brigade for much of the First World War; travelled to England in 1918 to command the 64th division for the remainder of the war; he then returned to South Africa to play a leading part in defence and ex-servicemen's affairs.