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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 228

(x) The 75th Regiment

The Regiment arrived at the Cape as a regular infantry unit in August 1830. Originally charged to bring in isolated groups of settlers, men of the 75th and 72nd Regiments attacked and destroyed the Kraal of Chief Eno, and then marched upon the Kraals of Chiefs Tyali and Macomo. Pursing the enemy through tangled thickets, the men of the 75th were engaged on prolonged intelligence gathering missions and numerous skirmishes; interestingly, so long had they been in the field - and subject to the harsh climate and restricted diet - that many men began to suffer from scurvy. The Regiment returned home in July 1843.

South Africa 1834-53 (J. Metters. 75th. Regt.), edge bruise, contact marks and polished, nearly very fine

John Metters is recorded on the roll as serving in the First War.

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