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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 226

(x) The 73rd (The Perthshire) Regiment

South Africa 1834-53, no clasp (Capt. G. Burne. 73rd Regt.), contact marks, edge bruising and polished, nearly very fine

Godfrey James Burne was purchased an Ensigncy in the 73rd (The Perthshire) Regiment in May 1845 and was advanced to Lieutenant in May 1848 and to Captain in April 1851. Present in South Africa during the Third War, he participated in the operations on the Amatolas Fish River, Waterkloof and in the Transkei expeditions (Medal). He attained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in November 1864.

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