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Sir George
Pomeroy Colley

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Keith Tankard
Updated: 14 October 2009
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Sir George Pomeroy Colley was born in Dublin (Ireland) in 1835 and joined the 2nd Queen's Regiment in 1852.

He came to the Cape Colony two years later where, as Lieutenant, he was responsible for laying out the German villages of Panmure and Cambridge near East London.

He was eventually promoted to the rank of General and was killed at the Battle of Majuba in February 1881.

Colley Avenue in the suburb of Cambridge was named after him.

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