27th Inniskillings arrive at Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.

Event
Monday, 18 August, 1834
Cross Belt Pouch Plate

The 27th Inniskillings sailed from Cork to South Africa, arriving in Algoa Bay (now Port Elizabeth) on 18 August 1835 where the light company and the grenadiers proceeded to Cape Town. The remainder of the Regiment relieved other regiments deployed in frontier areas in the eastern provinces during what was the Sixth Cape Frontier War.

The Cape Frontier Wars were intermittent wars from 1779 to 1879 between European colonists and the increasingly displaced African Xhosa nation. The Xhosa displacement was caused not just by Boer and British colonists but also by the expanding Zulu nation to the north.