An old Crimean veteran died recently namely, Capt. H. E. Handley, at his residence, North Shore. A week or ten days ago he had a paralytic seizure, and never rallied from the attack.
He entered the army at an early age, and served with Scots Greys in the Crimean War, and took part in the charge of the Heavy Cavalry under General Scarlett, at Balaclava.
On leaving the Imperial service, he came out to New Zealand, and served as field-adjutant to Colonel Herrick's expedition in Waikare Moana, and Lake Taupo in 1869.
Deceased was well connected in England, and at one time in very good circumstances there, being son of Mr Handley, of Culverthorpe Hall, near Grantham, of the firm of Philip Handley, Peacocke, and Handley, carrying on banking in Seaford, Grantham, and Newark. He took a great interest in racing matters on the English turf, and also in Auckland. Deceased leaves a wife and family.
Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XIX, Issue 6418, 13 July 1892, Page 3