Henry Blundell-Hollinshead-Blundell


Henry Blundell-Hollinshead-Blundell

Colonel Henry Blundell-Hollinshead Blundell (January 24 1831 – September 28 1906) was a British army officer and Conservative politician.

He was the eldest son of Richard Benson Blundell-Hollinshead Blundell of Deysbrook and Jane Leigh. He was educated at Eton College and Christchurch, Oxford.

Military career

His military career began in 1855 when he became an ensign in the Rifle Brigade, serving in the Crimean War and then moving to Canada during the Trent Affair. He subsequently transferred to the Grenadier Guards."Biographies of Candidates", The Times, November 26, 1885, p.3] He rose through the ranks, becoming Assistant Adjutant-General of the Home District in 1877, and retiring on half-pay with the rank of colonel in 1882."New Members of Parliament", The Times, July 23, 1895, p.4] He was admitted to the Military Division of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1887. ["The Jubilee Honours", The Times, June 21, 1887, p.10]

Political career

He successfully stood for the Conservative Party in the 1885 general election, becoming the member of parliament for Ince. He lost the seat in 1892, but regained it in 1895. He remained Inces's MP until he was heavily defeated at the general election of January 1906. ["The General Election", January 20, 1906, p. 10]

Henry Blundell-Hollinshead Blundell died on September 28 of the same year, and was buried on October 2 at Halsall near Ormskirk. ["Court Circular", The Times, October 3, 1906, p.8]

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