SOUTH AFRICA 1877-9, CLASP 1919 ‘756 PTE. J. HEFFERNAN 94TH FOOT’
Chelsea Hospital discharge list shows Pte John Heffernan was discharged by purchase on 15th June 1882, having served 4 years 331 days. Conduct very good with one Good Conduct badge. With such service almost certainly served throughout the following:
The 94th Connaught Rangers had a long service in South Africa, taking part in the Zulu War, including the battle of Ulundi, The Sekukuni Campaign, in which they were heavily involved and afterwards the 1st Boer War. During the latter campaign they were involved in the disaster at Bronkhurst Spruit, where A and F companies of the 94th lost 4 officers and 71 men and 1 officer and 105 men became prisoners of the Boers. The other six companies of the regiment spent the war besieged by the Boers; C, D and H in Standerton, E and G in Pretoria, B in Marabastad, and a small detachment of 50 men in Lydenburg. Some of these being noted for their epic defences.