1837 – Henry Brackenbury was born in Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire on the 1st of September.
– He was educated at Eton, then at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
1856 – He joined the British Army.
1857-1858 – He served in the Central Indian Campaign.
1870-1871 – He served in the Franco-Prussian War.
1873-1874 – Brackenbury offered to join his Ashanti Campaign at which time he became part of the Wolseley ring,
1879 – He acted as his military secretary in the Zulu War.
1880 – He became Private Secretary to the Viceroy of India.
1886 – He became Director of Military Intelligence.
1891 – He was a Member of the Council of the Viceroy of India,
1896 – He became President of the War Office Ordnance Committee.
1897 – He was made Colonel Commandant.
1899-1901 – He became Director-General of Ordnance and a General.
1904 – Brackenbury retired and was made a Privy Councillor.
1914 – He died on the 20th of April in Nice, France.