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Lieutenant-General Charles Craufurd Hay (1809–1873) was a British Army officer who became General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope.

Charles Craufurd Hay
Isle of Wight
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
RankLieutenant General

Military careerEdit

Hay was commissioned as an ensign in the 19th Regiment of Foot on 27 June 1824.[1] He became General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope in December 1868, in which capacity he briefly acted as Governor of Cape Colony in 1870, before retiring in September 1873.[2] As acting governor he was sympathetic to the claims of the Griqua Chief, Nicolaas Waterboer, against the Government of the Orange Free State.[3]

He was also colonel of the 58th Regiment of Foot and then of the 93rd Regiment of Foot.[4]


  1. ^ "No. 18043". The London Gazette. 10 July 1824. p. 1131.
  2. ^ "Army Commands" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Proposed Construction of two Power Lines and Switchyards to connect the Redstone Solar Thermal Energy Plant" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  4. ^ "No. 23422". The London Gazette. 15 September 1868. p. 4991.
Military offices
Preceded by
Alexander Fisher Macintosh
Colonel of the 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Sir Henry William Stisted
Preceded by
Edward Buckley Wynyard
Colonel of the 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
William Sullivan