The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Williams, Major Horatio Lloyd
Williams, Major Horatio Lloyd, J.P, was educated at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, and entered the army as ensign in the 12th Foot in Oct. 1853, and served with a detachment of the 12th and 40th Regiments, under Major Thomas at the storming of the Eureka Stockade during the gold-diggers' riots at Ballarat, Vict., in 1854. He became lieutenant in the 12th Foot in May 1857, and lieutenant on the volunteer staff of South Australia in May 1860. He was appointed lieutenant in command of the "Sydney volunteers" for the New Zealand Militia in Sept. 1863; adjutant to the left wing, under Colonel Moule, in April 1864; and captain in the New Zealand Militia in Feb. 1865. Whilst serving in New Zealand he was present with General Sir Duncan Campbell's forces in their advance against the Maori position at Mere Mere, Waikato, at the repulse of the Maoris at the Waira river, the capture of Orakau, and with the expeditionary force under Brigadier-General Carey from the Thames district to the Queen's Redoubt. In July 1877 he was appointed lieutenant on the staff of the South Australian military forces, captain and staff-adjutant in Dec. 1880, and honorary major in Jan. 1888.