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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 220

(x) The 12th (East Suffolk) Regiment

The Regiment disembarked at Port Elizabeth on 24 August 1851. Attached to Somerset's force, five companies of the 12th found themselves attacking enemy strongholds in the Waterkloof and searching the territories of rebel chiefs Stock, Tola and Seyola; during that time the men marched nearly 1000 miles, killed 124 of the enemy and captured some 1500 cattle, losing two men killed and one badly wounded. Patrols thereafter continued apace, including a clash with a party of Hottentots near Jantjies Kraal resulting in the deaths of 18 of the enemy and two casualties amongst the 12th. Five years later, the Battalion was embarked for England.

South Africa 1834-53 (Chas. Hutton. 12th. Regt.), lightly polished, minor edge nicks, otherwise nearly very fine

Charles Hutton is recorded on the roll as having served in the Third War.

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