From the Cheshire Observer, 27th April 1901: -
Cestrians will be proud to learn that it is owing to the bravery of a Chester man that the West Riding Regiment is able to claim a representative on the recently-published list of D.C.O.'s. His name is Private W. Parry, who is at present in barracks at Mullingar, Ireland. His regiment formed part of the Burma Mounted Infantry, and he earned his D.C.O. at Koorns Spruit. He behaved with conspicuous bravery. First of all he took his comrades some water and returned with ammunition, and then he helped Lieutenant Maxwell, D.S.O. and V.C., to get the guns of Q and U Battery. Having been wounded in the right and left hand, he returned from South Africa in October. When the war is over he expects to return to this, his native city, where he is sure to receive the heartiest congratulations of his relatives and friends. This worthy Cestrian was brought up with his late grandfather, who was one of the tenants of the New Crane-street almshouses.
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From the Homeward Mail Jan 22nd 1900
" It is probable that some mounted infantry from Burma will be sent to South Africa. The ponies on which they are mounted will probably be found more useful for service than the Waler horses. The Boers are for the most part mounted on ponies of the same stamp"
Looking for Salutries, Salootries and Veterinary Duffadars.
I collect primarily QSAs to Indian Recipients.
From "After Pretoria, the Guerilla War" Vol.II. The caption reads: "A contrast in mounts. Burmese Mounted Infantry on the little Burmese ponies which they brought with them, riding side by side with some of the British cavalry on their splendid chargers".
In a final analysis, I wonder how the "little Burmese ponies" fared in South Africa compared with the "splendid chargers" of the British cavalry? Also, I wonder if there is any connection between the Burmese ponies and Basuto ponies?