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Murray's Horse and Scouts 4 years 3 months ago #41411

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I've certainly never seen a suspect medal to Murray's Horse, the naming on all those that I have seen has always been very consistent and much the same, they are actually quite scarce things to find these days so look after it.

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Murray's Horse and Scouts 3 years 11 months ago #43240

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Greetings, Having just joined, I have found that there is a Spelling Error on the Above Entry which should read -

Goodwill L P instead of Gordnill L P

Luke Plummer of Pietermaritzburg is my Great Grandfather.

My Info reads:
Served in Natal Carbineers in Siege of Lady- smith, Natal Field Artillery, and now in Umvoti Mounted Rifles. Saved 3 lives from drowning in

His Son also served:
Goodwill H P Trooper Natal 1906 (1)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal Natal Carbineers
the Natal Carbineers who served during the siege of Ladysmith:


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Clive

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Murray's Horse and Scouts 3 years 11 months ago #43242

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That's interesting Clive,

If you have his medal (L.P.'s) have a look at the rim and let us know what regiment appears there.

From the service you speak of none of it refers to Murray's Horse/Scouts - could be interesting.

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Rory

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Murray's Horse and Scouts 3 years 11 months ago #43460

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Thanks David,
I was wondering if H C Shepstone (SIC) was Henrique Charles Shepstone. Your listing with his 'CMG' confirms it! I was sceptical at first, since he was born in 1840, but it seems there was life left in the old dog......
There's a good precis of his bio in The Dictionary of South African Biography Vol 1-5
I'm thinking there might be a family connection with 'B' Troop's Sgt Stirton, too. A W I Stirton married one of Sir Theo's grand-daughters. Also 'D' Troop leader, Isaac Dicks - a Dicks girl married one of Henrique's brothers...... That would fit, given the word-of-mouth nature of the Unit's formation.
Paul B

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Murray's Horse and Scouts 3 years 9 months ago #44382

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For the information of anyone who is interested in keeping a tally of the extant medals to Murray's Horse here is another one to add to the list:

Tpr. J. Parker, Murray's Horse with Natal clasp (as it should be)

James Clarke Parker farmed at Tetworth in the Midlands of Natal, was born in 1847 and died in 1925. He was known as the founding father of the Trout industry in Natal.

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Murray's Horse and Scouts 1 month 2 weeks ago #65083

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From Spink last week:

Murray’s Horse was raised in Natal before the outbreak of hostilities by the Hon. T. K. Murray. With
a strength of approximately 150 men, the unit patrolled wide areas of lower Natal and scouted the
country in front of the advancing Boer Commandos. It was disbanded in November 1899, following
the arrival of British troops.

x720 Pair: Lieutenant H. A. Carbutt, late Murray’s Horse

QSA (1) Natal (Tpr; A. Carbutt. Murray’s Horse);
BWM (Lieut. H. A. Carbutt.)

Hugh Arnold Carbutt, who was born on 30 January 1882, served with Murray’s Horse during the
Boer War and with the Reserves during the Natal Native Rebellion in 1906. Appointed 2nd
Lieutenant in the 14th (Reserve) Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers, on 29 November 1915, he
transferred to the Machine Gun Corps and served in France from 5 August 1916. On 1 June 1917
he was posted to the 360th Reserve Employment Company, Labour Corps, based at Lairn,
Plymouth, and was later awarded a Silver War Badge on the grounds of ill-health; sold with copied
roll entry, officer’s service record and MIC.
Dr David Biggins

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