Cardiff Times and South Wales Weekly News 28th December 1907.
ONE OF THE OLD 24th
"I am one of the old 24th Regiment, and I am proud of it" said Charles Highfield, a fine looking old man, to the Kingston Justices on Monday, when charged with intoxication.
His breast adorned with medal and ribbons for service in the Indian Mutiny, the Chitral campaign, and Zululand, accused being one of the survivors of Rorke's Drift. A well chosen sentences, the old fellow told the bench that is appearance in court was the first charge that had ever been preferred against him, and that his condition on Saturday evening was due to his having met an old comrade.
The old man implored the bench to let him off, but was ordered to pay half crown, and was allowed until January 1st, when he draws his pension, to pay the fine.