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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 208

(x) The Royal Artillery

Five different companies of the Royal Artillery saw service in the three Wars. At the outbreak of the First War the 8th Co. 8th Battalion comprised the only artillerymen stationed in South Africa. Serving under Captain J. S. Bastard at Cape Town and later Grahamstown, they were subsequently reinforced in number with 50 men from the 75th Regiment.

During 1835 they saw little action and the only fatal casualty was an unfortunate Corporal who fell to his death from a cliff. The 8th/8th tour of duty in the Cape lasted until December 1841.

South Africa 1834-53 (Srjt. A. Denning. Rl. Arty.), contact marks, edge bruising and polished, good fine

Alexander Denning served in the 8th Co., 8th Battalion R.A., and is recorded on the roll as serving during the First War.

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