Sir Henry Wylie Norman (1826-1904), Field Marshal and colonial governor
Sitter in 9 portraits
Sir Henry Wylie Norman entered the Indian army at the age of seventeen. He took part in the second Sikh campaign, after which he served in numerous frontier expeditions between 1850 and 1854, and in the suppression of the Sonthal rebellion of 1855-6. During the Indian Mutiny he was engaged in a number of actions including the siege of Delhi and the relief of Lucknow. In 1883, Norman was appointed Governor of Jamaica, an appointment from which he was transferred in 1888 to the Governorship of Queensland. He remained there until 1895, when he came home to act as Agent General for the colony in London. In 1897, he was chairman of the Royal Commission of inquiry into the condition of the West Indies.