George Jackson Carey
|Sir George Carey|
|Born||5 October 1822|
|Died||12 June 1872 (aged 49)|
|Battles/wars||Cape Frontier Wars
Capture of Orakau
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Carey was commissioned into the Cape Mounted Rifles in 1845 and served in the Cape Frontier Wars as few years later. Having served with distinction in the Cape Mounted Rifles, of which he became major, he was military secretary to Sir James Jackson, when commanding the forces at the Cape, and was ultimately colonel of the 18th Irish.
Carey subsequently transferred to 2nd Bn 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot and, in 1863, went to New Zealand where he commanded the troops at the Capture of Orakau, a Māori stronghold. In 1865 he signed a peace treaty with Wiremu Tamihana, the Māori leader.
He served as acting Governor and Administrator of Victoria between May and August 1866, a Brigade commander at Aldershot in 1867 and General Officer Commanding Northern District in 1871. He died the following year.
In February 1861 he married Olivia Hester Thompson and together they went on to have four children.
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