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Item: 163350
Surname: Last
First Name: Major Edward
Ship: -
Date: Printed in 1840
Place: -
Source: Hart's Annual Army List. (Google Books)
Details: 99th Regiment (or Lanarkshire) Regiment of Foot. Appointed ensign 13th October 1814; Appointed Lieutenant 20 November 1824; Appointed Captain 22 May 1829; Appointed Major 18 October 1839. Nineteen years service on Full Pay; 6 1/2 years of service on Half Pay.


 
Item: 163351
Surname: Last
First Name: Major Edward
Ship: -
Date: -
Place: Warwickshire
Source: -
Details: Photograph of Major Edward Last of the 99th regiment. Served in the regiment from 1825 to 1857. http://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/research/the-collection/detail/26311/name:Last


 
Item: 163352
Surname: Last
First Name: Major Edward
Ship: -
Date: -
Place: -
Source: Australian War Memorial Online
Details: Officer's Full Dress Coatee. 99th Regiment of foot. - Officer's full dress scarlet superfine double breasted coatee with cream superfine Prussian collar, edged with two pairs of buttoned gold lace loops. The centre front opening is un-laced and has five pairs of gilt buttons on each side. The cuffs are cream superfine and each cuff slash is trimmed with four square buttoned gold lace loops giving the appearance of a flap. The cuffs are secured to the sleeve with two brass hooks and embroidered eyes. Tails of coatee are edged and lined with white wool twill and have welt pockets inside each tail. Tail pockets were no longer made after 1848. The pockets and sleeves are lined with polished white linen. The outside of each tail has four square buttoned gold lace loops. At the bottom of each tail is a raised gold bullion embroidered rose with a short stem and leaves. At the back waist seam are two buttons. The body of the coatee is lined with heavily quilted and padded fawn silk twill and the waist is reinforced with red morocco leather except in the centre back section where there is a band of coarse scarlet velvet........http://cas.awm.gov.au/heraldry/REL/18964.001


 
Item: 163353
Surname: Last
First Name: Major Edward
Ship: -
Date: 3 February 1846
Place: -
Source: Colonial Times, Hobart
Details: On Friday 9th January, Major Edward Last of the 99th regiment, commanding the detachment stationed in Newcastle and in charge of the stockade, embarked on board the Rose steamer for Sydney, preparatory to his proceeding to New Zealand. As soon as a rumour of his departure had spread abroad, a letter was addressed, numerously signed by the inhabitants, to Sir Maurice O'Connell, Commander of the Forces, praying, that if it did not interfere with his Excellency's military arrangements, so efficient an officer might be retained where he had worked so much good, and where he had been so universally respected and beloved. On Thursday last the Loyal Union Lodge of Odd Fellows of the Manchester Unity, presented Major Last with an address upon his departure and on Friday last, prior to his embarkation, a deputation of the members of the Newcastle Mechanics' Institute, waited upon him in the Military Barracks, and an address from that body was read to him by the Rev. C. Pleydell N. Wilton, the President. To both of these addresses the gallant officer returned suitable answers. Upon embarking he was loudly cheered by the persons assembled


 
Item: 163355
Surname: Last
First Name: Major Edward
Ship: -
Date: 1 September 1846
Place: NZ
Source: The Australian
Details: A force of more than three hundred men, consisting of military, blue jackets, and civilians, under the command of Major Last, started off in pursuit, his Excellency Captain Grey accompanying the party. On Thursday afternoon the forces came up with Rangihaeata's scouts and a skirmish immediately ensued. The firing commenced at three oclock, and lasted till eight, when both parties suspended operations till morning. We regret to say that Lieut. Blackburn, of the 99th regiment and three men were killed and several wounded. Major Last had a narrow escape, a spent ball striking him on the forehead, and travelling round his cap. We are happy to say that he received no injury from it. The native who shot Lieut. Blackburn, was immediately shot by one of the Artillery, and two of the enemy who attempted to carry off the body, were likewise shot. The loss of the enemy is variously reported, one account making it five and the other eight killed and several wounded. The enemy were scattered in the bush in every direction and many of them were hidden in the branches of trees. Rangihaeata had thrown himself into a pah the existence of which, was not known. The rebel chief is supposed to have about two hundred and fifty followers with him in the pah. We are informed that Major Last and the whole force under his command, behaved in the most gallant and daring manner. The conduct of Major last was what we always expected, and it must be gratifying for him to know that the great bulk of the community do appreciate his gallant conduct.


 
Item: 168952
Surname: Last
First Name: Major Edward
Ship: -
Date: 2 November 1853
Place: Church Street Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: James Reid holding title deeds to an allotment in Church Street Newcastle belonging to Lieut-Col. Last of 99th regiment. A substantial house the property of Lieut-Col Last, 99th regiment. This property is placed on th rise of the hill. corner of Church street, opposite the parsonage. Extent 99 feet by 66 feet having a frontage to two street.


 
Item: 175445
Surname: Last
First Name: Major Edward
Ship: -
Date: 1898
Place: -
Source: Soldiering Fifty Years Ago: Australia in The Forties by George Jean de Winton
Details: Our junior Major, Edward Last, was the antithesis of his senior. Genial, convivial, in him reigned all the social virtues. He had been married report said unhappily; late in life, hope triumphing over experience, he married again. But few were the years of his second marriage life. He passed away leaving a long record of good deeds. To the young officers he stood verily in loco parentis; many he saved by kindly counsel and more.


 
Item: 163354
Surname: Last (obit.,)
First Name: Major-General Edward
Ship: -
Date: 19 February 1870
Place: -
Source: Launceston Examiner (TAS)
Details: The Death is announced of Major-General Edward Last, a New Zealand veteran, and formerly Lieut-Col of the 21st Foot (North British Fusiliers) During the outbreak in New Zealand in 1846, Major Last commanded the Southern district and was present at the engagement at Bulcott's Farm, valley of the Hutt, in May 1846; he commanded at the capture of the rebel leader, To Rauparaha, and other influential chiefs, and the disarming of their followers in July of the same year, and also at the affair of the Horokiwi, on August 6, when the rebels were routed and ultimately dispersed. General Last was appointed to the 21st Foot in 1857 but retired soon afterwards on full pay



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