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THE LATE GENERAL TAYLOR.

These will be found in our obituary list morning the notice of the death of the above officer, who has been for-many years a settler in this province.- General Taylor was an old Indian officer, and the lather of Charles John Taylor, Allan Kerr Taylor (.Vforningside), and W. J. Taylor, JEsqs. (Tamaki). General Taylor was born on the 2nd of December, 1790, and was the third son of the Sev. Dr. Taylor, of St. Enoch, Glasgow, well known as a distinguished preacher in that city, and for many years one of the Chaplains (for Scotland) to his Majesty King George the 111. General Taylor went as a cadet to Madras in 1806. His commissions date as follow: — Ensign 3rd July, 1807 ; Lieutenant 27th August, 1811; Captain 4th September. 1f22; Major 25th September, 1835 ; Lieutenant-Colonel 13th June, 1840 ; Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant 4th September, 1849; Colonel 28th September, 1850; ! Maior-General 25th November, 1854; Licuten-ant-General 28th March, 18G5. This distm- ! guished. of&cer served with the 39th Eegiment (Madras JSTative Infantry), with the Jiurnool Field' Force in 1839, and with the expedition in China in 1842. .As Brigadier he commanded the Saugor and Nurbudda district (Central India) from 1849 to 1855, and came to Kew Zealand on sick-leave after a continuous service of nearly 50 years. Returning to India General Taylor finally retired on furlough and settled in this country in 1867, einco ■which time he has ; been, a 1 xesiefont at the Tamaki.

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THE LATE GENERAL TAYLOR., New Zealand Herald, Volume V, Issue 1440, 29 June 1868

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THE LATE GENERAL TAYLOR. New Zealand Herald, Volume V, Issue 1440, 29 June 1868

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