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PostSubject: Major-General Joseph Henry Laye   Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:37 pm

Major-General Joseph Henry Laye a New Zealand born soldier at the age of 89. served Kaffir war from 1877 - 1878 the Zulu war of 1879 commanded First Battalion Scottish Rifles from 1889 to 1893 ---- his mother daughter of General leslie Dean PITT, K.H. a former Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand.



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PostSubject: Re: Major-General Joseph Henry Laye   Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:13 am

Hi Littlehand

Have a look at the following link.

http://www.oocities.com/layedwyer/laye.htm

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PostSubject: Re: Major-General Joseph Henry Laye   Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:08 pm

Doe's he count as one of the Devon Connection. (Dawlish, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Devon)
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PostSubject: Re: Major-General Joseph Henry Laye   Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:20 am

Hi 24th

Sir BCP who started the Devon Connection thread was using the following
I am researching the Devon connections with the 1879 Anglo Zulu War. Re the People, directly or indirectly involved, I am using Born, Died or Buried in Devon, to qualify as a Devon connection.

So I would say yes he should be added to the Devon Connection list.
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PostSubject: Re: Major-General Joseph Henry Laye   Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:41 am

Hi All

Please see Pictorial catalogue of AZW Graves & Memorials Section for a photograph of his grave
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PostSubject: Re: Major-General Joseph Henry Laye   Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:25 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Major-General Joseph Henry Laye   Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:24 am

Littlehand. Thanks for posting the photo of the Moustache Cup & Saucer.
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PostSubject: Re: Major-General Joseph Henry Laye   Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:58 am

Laye, MAJOR-GENERAL JOSEPH HENRY, C.V.O.,C.B. born 1849 in New Zealand, son of General J. H. Laye, C.B.; served with Light Infantry in Kaffir and Zulu Cam-
paigns 1877-79 (mentioned in despatches); was in command of the ist Batt. Cameronians, and A.A.G. in the Southern District; D.A.G. at Headquarters 1900-02; C.B.
1902; commanded a Brigade at Gibraltar in 1905; Major-General 1905, in which year he retired.
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PostSubject: Maj-Gen Joseph Henry Laye    Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:28 am

According to Mackinnon & Shadbolt Laye was promoted Brvt - Major during the zulu war , Served with the 90th L.I. ; being present at the
engagement on Zunguin Neck , the battle of Kambula ( Mentioned in dispatches ) , and the battle of Ulundi ( Bvt of Major ) .
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