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Captain George Hare, CB

Male 1821 - 1858  (37 years)

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  • Name George Hare 
    Prefix Captain 
    Suffix CB 
    Christened 1821  Wynberg, cape of Good hope, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Hare, Georfie, son of Capt. Joseph, at Wynberg, by Rev. W. Wright, M.A., 2M2-1821.
    Born 2 Nov 1821  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Dec 1858  India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On the evening of 1 December 1858, he was relaxing in the mess with brother officers of the Contingent, when, 'a sudden report of a musket fired into the room, startled the whole party and made them rise from the table. Captain Hare ... rose from his seat, but immediately afterwards exclaimed, "I am hit!" and fell to the ground. He was quickly raised by his brother officers, and placed on a sofa. Doctor Burn, the surgeon of the station, was sent for, and, on examining the wounds in the side of the victim, he pronounced them mortal. In ten minutes the murdered officer became insensible, and shortly after expired. After perpetrating the foul act, the assassin, a sepoy of the 5th Regt., rushed towards the lines, calling upon his comrades to rise, for he had performed a great deed; and shouting that next morning the victorious army of the King of Delhi, would arrive on the parade ground, when every European must be put to death. Owing to the darkness that prevailed, the assassin escaped for a time, although the whole of the 5th Regt. - in which it did not appear he had any accomplices - turned out in search of him.
    Person ID I161311  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2014 

    Father Captain Joseph Hare,   b. 16 Apr 1772,   d. 4 Apr 1856, Wynberg, cape of Good hope, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Sally Bird,   b. Abt 1793,   d. 8 Jun 1862, Guildford, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married May 1811 
    • Hare, Joseph, Lieut. 21st Ligiit Dragoons, 't^f Hougliton Hall, Northamptonsliire, 35, widower ; Sallv, third daughter of W. Wilberforce Bird, 18. Rev. R. Jones, G-5-181I.
    Family ID F4031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adeline Augusta Bailey,   b. Abt 1821,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. George John Hare
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F66560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • On 22 March 1859, the London Gazette announced the award of a C.B. to 'Major George Hare (deceased)'. Presumably it was passed to his widow, Adeline Augusta, daughter of George Bailey of the 6th Foot. In 1863, Mrs. Hare, then of Woodford House, Bognor, who had no private means beyond her husband's pension, made an application on behalf of her eldest son, George John, for a commission in the Indian Army based upon her husband's record of service. Happily George John was commissioned on 23 April 1865.