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Murray's Horse and Scouts 5 years 3 weeks ago #22059

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C Troop of Murray's Horse at Mooi River



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Murray's Horse and Scouts 5 years 3 weeks ago #22060

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Hello David,
I am pretty sure that I have certainly never handled a medal named to them, but, like so many of these things, it is a case of being in the right place at the right time, I do have Worthington's medal, but, that was issued from the Guides.
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Murray's Horse and Scouts 5 years 3 weeks ago #22068

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Thomas Keir Murray's obituary from The Times, Monday, Apr 13, 1936



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Murray's Horse and Scouts 5 years 3 weeks ago #22073

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It was because the Natal Government was slow to mobilise the District Rifle Associations that T K Murray raised Murray's Horse. The Weston Rifle Association had its headquarters in Mooi River and many of its men joined Murray's Horse and they had their QSA's issued off the MH roll. As a result, when the Weston RA was called out, its numbers were reduced and QSA's named to the WRA are rare.

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Thank you Brett. That would explain the entries on the medal rolls.
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There are not many mentions or Murray's units in The Times.

I did find this one (13 Feb 1900) about a lone scout who seems to have been riding along the Tugela.


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