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South Africa 1853 HMS Castor

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South Africa 1853, impressed: “G. Hoyle A.B.” who was on board HMS Castor during the Kaffir Wars.

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Origin: United Kingdom
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South Africa 1853, impressed: “G. Hoyle A.B.” who was on board HMS Castor during the Kaffir Wars.

 

George Hoyle was on board HMS Castor during the Kaffir Wars of 1850-3, the Castor was heavily involved in conveying troops, ammunition and stores from one side of the Cape Colony to the other, and the crews were exposed to great danger in landing soldiers, horses and equipment through the heavy surf.