Robert George Perkins, Guardsman

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Robert George Perkins, Guardsman

Birthdate: (23)
Birthplace: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Death: November 23, 1899 (23)
Belmont Koppie, Orange Free State, South Africa (Killed in action during the Battle of Belmont, Anglo Boer War)
Place of Burial: Kimberley West End Cemetery, South Africa
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Son of Robert Perkins and Sarah Knee

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The 1st Battalion Scots Guards sailed from the UK in the Nubia on 20 October 1899, and arrived at the Cape about 13 November. The battalion had very heavy fighting at Belmont on 23 November. Lord Methuen said, "The Scots Guards carried out their instructions to the letter, and gained the heights at the point of the bayonet". Colonel Paget and three other officers were highly praised by Lord Methuen and General Colvile. The battalion's losses were severe, being approximately 10 men including Private Robert Perkins killed, 3 officers and 34 men wounded.(


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Robert George Perkins, Guardsman's Timeline

December 25, 1875
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
November 23, 1899
Age 23
Belmont Koppie, Orange Free State, South Africa
Age 23
Kimberley West End Cemetery, South Africa