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PostSubject: ALLEYNE, Maj.-Gen. Sir James, K.C.B   Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:01 pm

ALLEYNE, Maj.-Gen. Sir James, K.C.B.; cr.1897; commanding Royal Artillery, Aldershot district. Educ. Cheltenham Coll.; privately; Royal Military Academy. Entered Royal Artillery, 1862; Captain, 1875 Brevet-Major, 1879; Brevet Lieut, -Col. 1882; Colonel, 1885; Major-General, 1895: commanded R.A. Red River Expedition, 1870; Zulu campaign, battle of Ulundi, pursuit of Zulu King; despatches, London Gazette, 21 Aug. 1879; medal and clasp; Brevet-Major; Egyptian Expedition, 1882, as D.A.A.G.; action of Tel-el-Mahuta and battle of Tel-el-Kebir; despatches, 2 Nov. 1882; medal and clasp, bronze star, Osmanieh; Brevet Lieut. -Col.; Soudan Expedition, 1884-85; Nile, Director of River Transport, and A.A.G. headquarters commanded detached force at battle of Kirbekan; despatches, 25 Aug. 1885; two clasps; promoted Colonel; Commissioner for subdivision of Zululand, 1879; Commissioner to delineate Transvaal-Swazi boundary, 1880; created C.B. 1891; Queen's Jubilee Medal, 1897. Address: Aldershot; United Service Club, Pall Mall, S.W. [Died 23 Apr. 1899.
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PostSubject: Re: ALLEYNE, Maj.-Gen. Sir James, K.C.B   Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:30 pm

See: Pictorial catalogue of AZW graves for grave details
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PostSubject: Re: ALLEYNE, Maj.-Gen. Sir James, K.C.B   Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:38 pm

Un-believable. You must have some database. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: ALLEYNE, Maj.-Gen. Sir James, K.C.B   Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:41 pm

:lol!:

You are now posting them too fast for me to keep up :lol!:
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PostSubject: Re: ALLEYNE, Maj.-Gen. Sir James, K.C.B   Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:04 pm

Hi Littlehand

I have now caught up with you. Yes the database is quite large :) many years of people donating and passing on the information they have, many years of road trips looking for graves.

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PostSubject: Re: ALLEYNE, Maj.-Gen. Sir James, K.C.B   Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:53 pm

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PostSubject: Re: ALLEYNE, Maj.-Gen. Sir James, K.C.B   Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:19 pm

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Gentleman Cadet James Alleyne, Royal Military Academy circa 1862
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Following a discussion with my partner-in-crime Isandula, and after consulting the McCord Museum website, I have changed the image here.  Rather than the bewhiskered figure I thought was Alleyne, James Alleyne is actually the clean-shaven youth above him, with his arms folded.

See the McCord image on http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/I-10257.1

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PostSubject: Re: ALLEYNE, Maj.-Gen. Sir James, K.C.B   Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:38 pm

You seem to have a photo of nearly everyone who fought in SA. How many photos are there in the John Young collection. The photo above is an excellent example.

Would be good to have a copy of the photo, added to his Grave in the grave section of the forum.
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