Kaye, James Levett


He was the son of James Kaye of Lincoln’s Inn and “The Wilderness” at Pinner. His mother was Elizabeth Kaye, nee Thoroton, daughter of the Rector of Rowley in Yorkshire. He came to Winchester from Rev. C. Fendall’s school at Windlesham. He played three years in Lords and was captain in 1880, he won his VI cap and played racquets for the School.

In 1880 he went to Sandhurst and was appointed to the 1st Battalion Berkshire Regiment, taking part subsequently in the Soudan Expedition of 1884. In 1885 he joined the Indian Army, serving in the Central India Horse, and some years later was transferred to the Political Service, being appointed Settlement Commissioner at Jammu and Kashmir and afterwards Resident at Alwar and Mewar.

He retired in 1916 and returned to England, serving for some months in the Censor’s Department with the rank of Staff Lieutenant, First Grade. He died in London on November 17th 1917.

It is not known where he is buried.    He married in 1892 Edith Mary, daughter of Colonel Harvey- James of Simla.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Kaye
  • Forenames or initials: James Levett
  • House: C
  • Years in School: 1875-1880
  • Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel
  • Regiment: Indian Army; Staff Lieutenant (1)
  • Date of Birth: 27th December 1861
  • Date of Death: 17th November 1917
  • How Died: Died in England
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer H1
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown