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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 229

(x) The 90th (Perthshire Volunteers) Regiment

The Regiment arrived in Simon's Bay on 3 April 1846, stepping immediately into the operations of the Second War; their first duty was to recover the body of a volunteer officer killed a few miles from the town on the day of their arrival.

Initially used as an escort for supply columns, they were then used to harass the enemy across the Keiskamma River until the principal chiefs surrendered.

Perhaps lesser known, the 90th Regiment had experienced one of the most challenging journeys to and from England; outward bound, the Maria Somes had all but been lost in a storm which cost many lives, whilst on the return voyage, the Thunderbolt went aground and eventually had to be abandoned.

South Africa 1834-53 (W. Kellett. 90th. Regt.), severe edge bruising and scratches over initial, otherwise nearly very fine

William Kellett is recorded on the roll as serving in the Second War.

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