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|Subject: CAPT G.A WAYMAN 99th FOOT Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:05 am|| |
"SOUTH AFRICA 1877-9, CLASP 1879 ‘CAPT G.A WAYMAN 99th FOOT’ PRESENT AT THE SIEGE OF ESHOWE JANUARY TO APRIL 1879
"George Arthur Wayman Born Feb 1844, Ensign 99th Foot 3rd Oct 1862, Lieut 20th Oct 1865, Capt 11th March 1874. Retired in 1886 as a Major.
Captain Wayman served with the 99th Regiment in the Zulu war, including the investment of Eshowe where he commanded one of the three Companies (along with HQ) were besieged there between 27th of January and 3rd April 1879. Throughout the rest of the War the Regiment was split up and stationed at various forts and garrisons within Natal. During the siege at Eshowe, sorties from the fort were made. During one which included a Company of the 99th (under Wayman), two companies of the Buffs under Colonel Ely of the 99th."