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Ditty box 3D Model
The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry was formed through the amalgamation of two different regiments. These were the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot and the 46th (South Devon) regiment of Foot. The 32nd had started life as a regiment of marines, Fox’s Marines, formed in 1702. The 46th had originally been raised as John Price’s Regiment of Foot in 1742. In 1751 they became the 46th of Foot. This ditty box dates to the early history of the regiment, having belonged to a Colonel Shaw, and brought back by him from the 46th expedition to Havana, Cuba in 1762. A soldier would have used a ditty box was to hold their personal possessions, such as letters and writing paper, ink and pens.