August, 1880 - August 1880

John MacAngus from the Seaboard Villages took part with the 72nd [Seaforth Highlanders] in the British Army’s march, with General Roberts [later Lord Roberts] in command, from Kabul to Kandahar, 313 miles in 23 days with temperatures over 100 degrees during the day and below freezing during the night and then took part in the Battle of Kandahar to relieve the stranded British forces there. He also turned out in 1915 to salute and lowered the flag in his garden to half mast as the funeral cortege of Captain Budge of Rarichie passed his house on it’s way to Portmahomack for burial after the Captain’s death in France with the Seaforth’s.