Lieutenant-Colonel Hougham Charles Huntly, CMG, born in the Eastern Cape in 1845, was also educated at St Andrew’s College, Grahamstown. He acquired a commission in the 10th Regiment on the 8 September 1863, and was promoted Lieutenant in the regiment on the 9 May 1865. He thereafter served in the Malay Peninsula, taking part with his fellow compatriot, Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Crowe, VC, in the Perak River campaign (1875 - 1876). He was mentioned-in- despatches for his endeavours during the assault on and capture of the Kapayan Stockades, his citation appearing in the London Gazette of the 23 February 1876 (Medal with Clasp). Huntly was also to serve on attachment with the Transport Department during the Zulu War of 1879, and was present at the Battle of Ulundi (MID, Medal and Clasp), and was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel on the 11 March 1882.