South Africa Medal 1834-1853 First Kaffir War, rank erased. J. Milne, 72nd Highlanders Light contacting VF


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Only 139 to the regiment.
The 72nd had been in South Africa since 1828 and on January 2nd, 1835 they were rushed up to garrison the area and take retribution from the Kaffirs. 128 men of the 72nd Highlanders received the medal.
NOTE: listed on the roll as sergeant and his rank has been removed on the medal, but the ‘J t ‘of Sgt still readable. No papers found.