Edmund LEACH (1836-1923)






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1880 Harts Army List
Lt. Colonel Leach served in the 50th Regiment in the Crimea, subsequent to the fall of Sebastopol, from the 19th September 1855 until the evacuation on 12th July 1856. Served also in the New Zealand war of 1863-1866 as Orderly Officer to Colonel Waddy when commanding a Field Force in the Waikato in 1864; present at Waiari; appointed Aide de Camp to Brigadier General Waddy 7th Jan. 1865; and present at the attack and repulse of the enemy at Nukumaru (mentioned in despatches); appointed Deputy Assistant General 26th Jan. 1865, and present at the repulse of the enemy at Kakaramea (mentioned), and served throughout the campaign Wanganui district under Sir D. Cameron. Accompanied Major General Chute as D.A. Adjutant General during his campaign on the West Coast in 1865-66, and present at the assault and capture of Okatuku, Putahi, Otapawa, Ketemari, and Waikoeko Pah (mentioned in despatches, Brevet of Major, and Medal). Ensign 18 Feb 1853; Lieutenant 25 Aug 1854; Captain 10 May 1861; Brev.Major 29 Jun 1874.

Wairarapa Daily Times 01 Oct 1906 Personal Matters
Another old identity has passed away, at Auckland, in the person of Mr Hartley Webster, of Mount Albert, who arrived in Auckland in 1852, by the ship 'Catherine Stewart Forbes.' He was about the first photographer there, and did a thriving business, taking most of the prominent officers and men in the army at the time of the Maori war. Later he removed to Taranaki, where he carried on the business of chemist. Of late years his sight had failed him, and he had lived a very retired life at his home at Mount Albert. Mr Webster, at the time of his death, was in his 89th year. His wife predeceased him some nine years. He leaves no family.