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A NEGLECTED VETERAN.

TO THE EDItOB. Sin,—Reading a letter in the Star of the 24 th inst. about unrewarded services} I beg to state that I am one of' the fow in Dunedin who took part in the Crimean War of 185455. I landed with my regiment (the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders) on the 14th of September, 1854, and am one of the number who charged and cheered on the heights of the Alma, when the Russians took fright and ran for Sebastopol. I may also state I am one of the number that formed the " thin red line " at Balaclava under onr gallant General (then Sir) Colin Campbell, whon the Russian Cavalry charged down on us, and when we repulsed them with great loss on thelrßide. Sir, as you and your readers are well aware of the hardships, hunger, and sufferings that were undergone in the Crimea during the winter of 1854, I need not say more on that point. I may also state that I am one of the men who took part in relieving Sir H. Havelock and General Outram under Sir Colin Campbell. I am here in Dunedin and cannot get a day's work, while I am willing and able to do it, I therefore trust that some kind friend, who feels for a man who Euffered so much for his country's cauae, will help me in getting some employment, and I shall feel ever grateful.—l am, etc., Petku M'Kay. Dunedin, June 26.

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A NEGLECTED VETERAN., Issue 7943, 26 June 1889

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A NEGLECTED VETERAN. Issue 7943, 26 June 1889

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