The Times/1911/Obituary/Henry Parke Airey
Colonel H. P. Airey.
Colonel Henry Parke Airey, who died on October 12, at Panplaats, Transvaal, after a long illness, was the second son of the late Captain H. C. Airey, of Kingthorp House, Yorkshire.
Born August 3, 1844, Colonel Airey was educated at Marlborough and the Royal Military College Addiscombe. In 1859 he entered the Army and served in India on the North-Western Frontier for six years. In 1866 he retired and went to Australia where he reopened his military career in 1878 in the New South Wales Artillery. He served as lieutenant in the New South Wales Contingent to Egypt in 1885, acting as A.D.C. to General Fremantle in the advance on Tamai. In Burma in 1886-87 he was attached to Sir G. White's staff and was severely wounded while commanding the Gardner Gun Batt. in the attack on Hwai-Hwaing. He gained the D.S.O. in this campaign and was thanked by the Governor-General of India. He also served in South Africa, leading the 1st Regiment Australian Bushmen, and for nine month commanding the B area of Cape Colony. He was given the C.M.G. in 1901.Colonel Airey married in 1868 the daughter of Mr. A. H. M'Culloch, of Sydney.