1879 SOUTH AFRICA – GB …ZULU WARS… [20450]

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1879 (Nov 17) Crested military envelope with small portion gone left of centre at top complete with original letter & typed transcript headed Cape Town1Nov 17- 1879 to Miss Houison Crauford, Edinburgh from her brother Lieut. Houison Crauford 91st Foot (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) bearing C.O.G.H. seated Hope 6d tied Cape Town/Cape Colony (18 Nov) cds & with manuscript No 36 Rec’d Dec 11th with on reverse Cramond cds ……………………………………………………………………………………
On 11 Jan 1879 British troops invaded & after a series of battles a Peace Treaty was signed 1 Sep with Zululand being annexed by the British 1 Jan 1887 & later to Natal on 1 Dec 1887. Houison Crauford later went on to serve in the Chinese Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.) during the Boxer war

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