COLLEY, SIR GEORGE POMEROY British general, third son of George Pomeroy Colley, of Rath angan, Co. Kildare, Ireland, was born on Nov. 1, 183 5. Entering the 2nd Queen's Regiment in 1852, he served in South Africa (1854-6o), and in the Anglo-French expedition to China (186o). In 1870 he went to the War Office to assist in the preparation of Lord Cardwell's measures of army reform, and in 1871 was ap pointed professor of military administration at the Staff college. Joining Sir Garnet Wolseley at the Gold Coast in 1873, he took charge of the transport in the Ashanti expedition. On his return from Natal where he had accompanied Wolseley in 1875 he was appointed military secretary, and in 1877 private secretary, to Lord Lytton, governor-general of India. In 1879 he joined Wolseley as chief of the staff and brigadier-general in south-east Africa, but on the murder of Cavagnari at Kabul, returned to India. In 188o he succeeded Wolseley in south-east Africa as high commissioner, and conducted the operations against the rebel Boers. Defeated at Laing's Nek and at the Ingogo river, he was killed at Majuba hill on Feb. 27, 1881.
See W. F. Butler, Life of Sir George Pomeroy Colley (1899) .