Colonel Henry Jardine Hallowes was winner of the Robinson Cup in 1894 – the 2nd year in which it was run. At the time the competition was based on a total score in a series of monthly medal competitions.
Colonel Hallowes was in Beverley as he was appointed Officer in Command of the 15th (Beverley) District (the recruiting area of the E.Yorks.Regt.) in 1890. In 1891, the census records him living at 1 Park Terrace, North Bar, Beverley with his first wife, Charlotte, and his only daughter. Shortly after winning the Robinson Cup he went to Jamaica where he was briefly its acting Governor.
Henry was born on 13/11/1838 in Hampshire. He was educated privately and in 1855 he joined as an ensign in the 15th. Foot and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1857. He was Adjutant 4/12/1857-17/2/1862; Captain 18/2/ 1862; Brevet Major 29/5/1875; Major, 15/8/1877, at which date the 15th. was renamed the East Yorkshire Regiment; Lt. Col., 13/8/1881.
In 1866 he was seconded to the New Brunswick Militia as Adjutant-General during the Fenian Incursions into Canada and was awarded the Canada General Service Medal with the 1866 Clasp (in 1899 when it was belatedly instituted). He is pictured in a group to the right.
An inscription on the album page identifies the sitters as ‘Capt. Hallowes, Mr Thomas and two Indians.’ I think Captain hallowes is the gentleman standing at the back on the right side. Captain Henry Jardine Hallowes served in Canada during the 1860s with the 15th Regiment of Foot. The photo is from an album compiled in Canada and Scotland by Lieutenant Robert Hill Wyllie of the 15th Foot and of Bolfracks House, Aberfeldy, Perthshire.
From 1871 onwards he served mostly on the Staff. He was Adjutant of the School for Officers of Auxiliary Forces at Aldershot, 15/2/1871; D.A.A & Q.M.G. (Assistant Inspector of Gymnasia) at Aldershot, 30/4/1879-30/6/1876; Inspector of Gymnasia in India, 23/9/1876-21/2/1882. District Staff Officer 1st. Class, Bombay, 4/12/1881-9/6/1884, also 2nd. Lt.Col. of the 2nd. Bn. of his regiment; Commandant of the Deodali Depot 30/6/1884- 13/12/1887. During the Second Afghan War he was Director of Transport during the Advance to Shirpna. He took part in the operations at Jugdullock and the reoccupation of Kabul. Besides receiving the Afghan medal he was also mentioned in Despatches. He was promoted to Colonel, 13/8/1885. He became Colonel on the Governor’s Staff, Jamaica, with the local rank of Major-General, 19/12/1894 on leaving Beverley; this rank was made substantive 16/2/1898. He was placed on the Retired List, 11/5/1900. He was made Colonel-in-Chief of the West India Regiment, 1/12/1910. During WW1 he was Officer in Command of 3 Brigade, National Reserve London Div. and was awarded the Legion d’Honneur and the Croix de Guerre avec Palme. He was the author of a number of books on Military subjects. He died at Kessock Cottage, Tortola, Nairn,