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Bt. Major. Harvey, C.L. 71st L.I. Major Harvey, who had served as principal Staff Officer throughout the first Sekhukhuni campaign, and was present in every action under fire, served as principal Staff Officer of No. 5 Column o f Field Force in South Africa from the commencement of the Zulu war until the beginning of March, when that Column was merged into No. 2 Column. Was present at the attack of the Zulus at the Taluka Mountain and at Manyanyoba’s caves. Commanded the force which ad vanced into the enemy’s country, and stormed and captured the Eloya Mountain. As principal Staff Officer of the Transvaal carried out defensive measures at Pretoria. Served as Brigade Major of 1st Brigade 1st Div. in the advance from Tugela River to AmitiKulu River, Zululand. Subsequently appointed D.A.Q.M.G. to 1st Div., and served in that capacity until the close o f the war.
Extracts from Mackinnon & Shadbolt's South Africa Campaign of 1879
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Subject: Re: Bt. Major. Harvey, C.L. 71st L.I. Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:02 pm
"Harvey, Charles Lacon. Ensign, 5th March, 1858 ; lieutenant, 10th July, 1860 ; captain, 23rd October, 1867. Served in India with the regiment. To 71st Highland Light Infantry, 16th September, 1868, p. s. c., 1870. Subsequently served on the staff in the Zulu War of 1879. Has received the Royal Humane Society's Medal for saving life."
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Subject: Bvt Major C.L.Harvey 71st Regt Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:32 am
From Mack & Shad . Major Harvey , who served as principle staff officer throughout the first Sekukuni Campaign , and was present in every action under fire , served as principle staff officer of no 5 column of field force in sth africa from the commencement of the zulu war until the beginning of march , when that column was merged into no2 column . Was present at the attack of the zulus at the Taluka mountain and Manyanyoba's caves. Commanded the force which advanced into the enemy's country , and stormed and captured the Eloya mtn . As principle staff officer of the Transvaal carried out defensive measures at Pretoria . Served as Bgde Major of 1st Bgde 1st div , in the advance from Tugela River to Amitikulu River in zululand . Subsequently appointed D.A.Q.M.G to 1st div , and served in that capacity until the close of the war . 90th
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