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Highland Light Infantry - An Officer’s Cigarette Case, 1890
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Highland Light Infantry - An Officer’s Cigarette Case, 1890

Measurements: 9.5cm (3.75in) x 6.5cm (2.5in)

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Highland Light Infantry - An Officer’s Cigarette Case, 1890

Silver. A combination cigarette and match case, engraved with regimental colours of the Highland Light Infantry and armorial crest of the Carey family. Unmarked.

Major-General Carteret Walter Carey, C.V.O., C.B.E., (1853-1932) was the son of the Rev. Cateret Piraulx Carey of St. John’s, Guernsey, and was commissioned into the Highland Light Infantry from the Royal Guernsey Militia in 1873. He served as Adjutant with the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882, being present at the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir (Medal with Clasp, 4th Class of the Medjidie, and Khedive's Star). He was Adjutant of the 1st Lanark Rifle Volunteers from 1888 to 1893, and served on the North West Frontier of India under Sir William Lockhart in 1897-98 with the 2nd H.L.I,, and took part in the operations of the Malakand and Buner Field Forces, including the forcing of the Tanga Pass (mentioned in despatches, Medal with Clasp). He commanded 2nd Battalion from 1901 to 1905. He retired in 1910 as a Major-General and from 1913-1932 he was the Governor of Military Knights of Windsor and acting Governor of Windsor Castle.
 

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