South Africa Medal 1877-79 1 Clasp - 1878-79 to 1874 Pte. T. Howard 1/13th Foot
Condition - E.F. SOLD
Pte. T. Howard served in South Africa with the Somerset Light Infantry from 1878 to 1880. He was first to see action against the Galeka tribe during the Third Kaffir War of 1878. The 1st Bn. 13th Foot lost 6 men wounded on 27.10.78 during a minor engagement. However, during the Zulu War of 1879, the Regiment sustained far heavier casualties whilst serving with Colonel Evelyn Wood's 4th Flying Column.
Pte. Howard's first major engagement was at Kambula on 9th March 1879, when the 13th Foot sustained casualties amounting to 7 killed and 14 wounded. Later, the Somerset's participated in the final Zulu War battle at Ulundi on 4th July 1879, losing a further 5 killed and 12 wounded.
The Regiment's total casualties during the Zulu campaign amounted to 15 killed and 31 wounded.
The medal is sold with a copy of the 13th Foot's South Africa medal roll of 1878-79 showing Pte. T. Howard's entitlement to both the 1878 and 1879 clasps.
This is an outstanding medal to an excellent regiment.