HCSLogo Home

Lieutenant George Strachey Cive Justice

- Moulmain, India

- 24 July 1847

- Probably English

- 5 feet 11 3/4 inches

Family Background:
- Not known

At Sandhurst:
- Yes

Foreign Languages:
- French

Career before Halifax:
- Ensign, 8 August 1865 (purchase)
- Lieutenant, 13 July 1867 (non-purchase)

Postings while in NS Command:
- Halifax, 9 May 1869 to 25 November 1871

Career after Halifax:
- Captain, 24 July 1873
- served with detachment of 2nd Seaforths attached to 1st Seaforths in Egyptian campaign of 1882
- at battle of Tel-el-Kebir

- 30 December 1882, at sea

Nothing is known about Justice's family background. All that can be said with certainty is that the internal address given on his correspondence with the Horse Guards about his application for a first commission in 1865 was "18 Queen Square Bath". Bath was a favourite locale for retirees. This, and the place of Justice's birth, might indicate that his father was a retired officer of either the British or Indian armies, or else a retired member of the Indian Civil Service.



All donations received are used to bring history to life at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, by hiring young men and women to portray the British Garrison in Halifax at the time of our nation's birth.