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Captain. Cavaye, W.F. 107 th Foot. Was sent out to Natal in May 1879, with drafts, and landed at Durban at the latter end of June. Was sent up country in command of a detachment about 300 strong, to join the 24th Regt. at Landman’s Drift. Remained attached for duty with that regt., acting as District-Adjt. until appointed Commandant at Ladysmith. Served in that capacity until ordered to join Villiers’s force in Zululand, which was shortly afterwards disbanded.
Extracts from Mackinnon & Shadbolt's South Africa Campaign of 1879
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Maj.-Gen. William Frederick Cavaye was born on 15th February 1845 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He was the son of General William Cavaye and Isabella Hutchinson. He married Ada Mary Barttelot, daughter of Sir Walter Barttelot, 1st Bt. and Harriet Musgrave, in December 1882 at Petworth, Sussex, England. He died on 30th January 1926 at age 80 at 6 Neville Terrace, Kensington, London, England.
Maj.-Gen. William Frederick Cavaye was educated in 1857 at Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, Public School. He was commissioned in 1861 with the rank of Ensign 107th, in the service of the Regiment of Foot. He fought in the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879. He fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1902, where he was mentioned in despatches. He was Served as Councillor in 1906 at Kensington Borough Council, Kensington, London, England. He held the office of Mayor of Kensington between 1907 and 1909.2 He fought in the First World War between 1917 and 1919, with the British Expeditionary Force in France. He gained the rank of Major-General in the service of the Royal Sussex Regiment. He lived at Birchenbridge, Horsham, Sussex, England.
Harts 1873 Army List:: 107th Regiment: First in the list of Lieutenants - William Frederick CAVAYE, Adj. 20 Aug 1871. 8 yrs' service. Ensign : 25 Apr 1865; Lieut : 9 Mar 1867. Military Secretary to HRH Duke of Connaught ((C-in-C Bombay). Capt. 1874, Served in the Zulu War of 1879 (Medal with Clasp) Major 1881, Embarked for Malta 1882 Lieut. Col. 1883. Commanded 2nd Royal Sussex Regiment.
1891 Manchester Guardian Tuesday, January 13, 1891 Page: 5 "Colonel Cavaye, on the Staff of the Duke of Connaught, sustained severe injuries by being thrown from a dogcart at the entrance to Portsmouth Dockyard yesterday. He was removed in an insensible condition to his residence."
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, his portrait hangs in Chelsea Town Hall.
"Served with distinction in the South African War of 1879 (Zulu Campaign) and again in the Boer War of 1899-1902, being decorated for both campaigns. It is understood that he also served in the First World War, 1914-18. In civilian life he twice became Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington (1907-1909), and sat as a representative of South Kensington on the London County Council. He lived in Neville Terrace, London SW7 and had a country home in Birchenbridge, near Horsham, Sussex." [He lived at 6 Neville Terrace, Brompton.
"Chelsea Grove and Clifton Place, SW10 were incorporated into one thoroughfare, to be known as Cavaye Place, with effect from 13 December 1937. The name 'Cavaye' was chosen to commemorate the work done on behalf of the people of Kensington by Major-General William Frederick Cavaye."
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