"HARVEY, JOHN JAMES, Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, joined the 24th Regiment, South Wales Borderers, 21 March 1865; became Lieutenant 30 September 1868; Captain 24 July 1878; Major 9 June 1882; Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 2 August 1888. He served in the Kaffir War in 1877-78, and was present during the operations against the Galekas and Gaikas, including the engagement at the Perie Bush; also served in the Zulu War in 1879 (Medal and clasp). He served in Burma, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 12 November 1889]: "John James Harvey, Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, South Wales Borderers. For services in Burma." Lieutenant Colonel Harvey died in 1890."
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)