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PostSubject: Captain Charles Lacon Harvey, 71st Regiment   Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:09 pm

Date of Birth - 8th October 1839
First Appointment - Ensign - 91st Foot - March 1858
Lieutenant - 91st Foot - 10th July 1860
Captain - 91st Foot - 23rd October 1867
Captain - 71st Foot - 16th September 1868
Brevet Major - 29th November 1879
Major - Highland Light Infantry - 1st July 1881
D. A. Q. M. G., Cork District - 1st January 1874 to 4th April 1877
D. A. Q. M. G., Headquarters, Ireland - 5th April 1877 to 30th May 1878
Special Service, Cape of Good Hope - 31st May 1878 to 19th September 1879
Garrison Instructor, Northern Britain - 7th April 1880 to June 1880
Garrison Instructor, Dublin District - June 1880 to 9th August 1883
Garrison Instructor, Aldershot District - from 10th August 1883
He passed the Staff College in 1870
South African War - 1879 - Zulu Campaign - Defence of Etshowe. Despatches, London Gazette 15th and 28th March 1879. Medal with Clasp; Brevet of Major.

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PostSubject: Re: Captain Charles Lacon Harvey, 71st Regiment   Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:43 pm

"Captain Harvey was attached by the Government to the service of the British National Society for Aid to the Sick and Wounded in the Franco-German war of 1870-71, and was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit. He has

also been awarded the Silver Medal of the Royal Humane Society for saving two lives from drowning when on duty as Deputy Assistant Quarter Master General disembarking the 4th Regiment from H.M.S. Tamar at Queenstown

on the night of the 4th August 1874. Served in the operations against Sekukuni in 1878 as Staff Officer for the Transvaal. Served in the Zulu war of 1879 as Staff Officer of No. 5 Column, and afterwards as Brigade Major, 1st Brigade, and Deputy Assistant Quarter Master General in the 1st Division."

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