"SOUTH AFRICA 1877-79, CLASP 1877-8-9 ‘COMST STOREKEEPER
William Edward Kuhlman was appointed Commissariat Storekeeper at King’s William Town on 14th Sept 1868, he served in the campaigns against the Gaikas and the Galekas (1877-8) as well as the Zulus (1879). His Son William also joined the C&T Dept in 1885, his service papers noting he was born in King’s William Town and his next of kin William Edward Kuhlman, Commissariat Dept Cape Town. Kuhlman is noted in the book ‘ German’s in Kaffraria 1858-1958.
Only 4 Commissariat Storekeeper on roll and this the only triple date. Commissariat Storekeeper is the equivalent of an Officer rank"