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PostSubject: General William Frederick Cavaye Memorial Tablet.   Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:47 pm

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Ensign: 25 Apr 1865
Lieutenant: 9 Mar 1867
Military Secretary to HRH Duke of Connaught (the 3rd son of Queen Victoria / C-in-C Bombay / Governor General, Canada).
Harts 1873 Army List: 107th Regiment: First in the list of Lieutenants - WF CAVAYE, Adj. 20 Aug 1871. 8 yrs' service.
Captain: 1874
Served in the Zulu War of 1879 (Medal with Clasp)
Major: 1881
Embarked for Malta 1882
Lieutenant Colonel: 1883.
Commanded 2nd Royal Sussex Regiment.
1894 Whitaker: CAVAYE W.F. Colonel Asst Adj General Portsmouth
Specially employed during the South African War, 1900, 1901, 1902 (medal with clasp; King's medal with clasps)
[Commandant, Keraman District from 11 July 1900]
Special Service: British Expeditionary Force, France, 1917-1919 (two war medals, despatches).
Twice Mayor of Kensington.


A particularly impressive funeral took
place at Stopham on Wednesday, when the
remains of Major - General William
Frederick Cavaye, son-in-law of the late
Colonel the Right Hon. Sir Walter Bartte-
lot, Bart., of Stopham, were interred.
After his military career General Cavaye
had taken an active interest in public 
affairs, having for many years been a mem-
ber of the London County Council, and 
also twice Mayor of one of the London
Major-General Cavaye had had interest-
ing military service, for he commanded 
the 2nd Royal Sussex Regiment in Egypt
and India, and during his residence at the
latter place he became Military Secretary
to the Duke of Connaught, at the time His
Royal Highness was Commander-in-Chief
at Bombay. He saw active service in the
Zulu War and South African War, and 
also served with the Army in France in
1917-19, although he had reached the ad-
vanced age of 70 years, he was men-
tioned in dispatches. He had been a mem-
ber of the Sussex Territorial Association
since its inception.
The first part of the funeral service was
held at Brompton Parish Church, and 
later in the day the body was brought to
Stopham for the interment. The coffin, 
which was covered with a Union Jack, and
upon which rested his sword, cap, and 
decorations, was met at Stopham House by
a firing party which had been drawn from 
the Depot of the Royal Sussex Regiment 
at Chichester, and a party of bearers com-
posed of Sergeants from the same regi-
The funeral rites were conducted by the 
Rev. Prebendary Gough (the Rector of 
Brompton), who was assisted by the
Rector of Stopham (the Rev. H. S. Wans-
Three volleys were fired by the firing
party, after which bayonets were fixed and
the men presented arms, this being fol-
lowed by buglers sounding the
 " Last Post " and " Reveille
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