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PostSubject: Lieutenant Francis Smith 90th (Perthshire Volunteers) Light Infantry   Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:12 pm

"Lieutenant Francis Smith first served in South Africa 1878 with the 90th (Perthshire Volunteers) Light Infantry until May 1879.
Francis Smith was born on the 14th August 1854 and died in 1915?. He was promoted to lieutenant on the 2nd December 1874, captain on the 29th September 1880 and major on the 23rd May 1892, and retired from the military on the 7th April 1897. He served with the 90th (Perthshire Volunteers) Light Infantry from 2nd December 1874, Scottish Rifles from 29th September 1880, and The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) from 19th July 1882. His staff service included Adjutant, Volunteers from 1st November 1887 to 31st October 1892."
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PostSubject: Lt Francis Smith 90th Regt    Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:21 am

In the Roll ; Lt. F. Smith 90th Regt , Entitled to Medal with Clasp 77-78-79 .
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PostSubject: Lt Francis Smith 90th Regt    Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:34 am

Lt Smith served with the Regt till April being present at the engagement at Zunguin Nek and the battle of Khambula . Smith was severely wounded in the right arm at Khambula ( Mentioned in Dispatches ) . From M & S .
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