Sir Henry Albert JohnGidney (9 July 1873 – 1942 in Igatpuri, Maharashtra, India) was an important member of the Anglo-Indian community of the British Raj. He served as the leader of the Anglo-Indian community for nearly twenty years. He received his education in Bangalore, Kolkata, and Allahabad. At 16, he joined Calcutta medical college, graduating as a first class gold medal winner. At 36 years old he was already an FRCS, DPH, MRCP, D.O., a research scholar and a lecturer in ophthalmology at Oxford and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He joined the British Indian Army and saw action in China during the Boxer rebellion and was recognized for his bravery in 1901.