My Great Uncle Trooper John Tenniswood apparently transferred to Steinaeckers Horse from Kitcheners Fighting Scouts at end of hostilities and remained until they disbanded in July 1903
I wondered why they were still recruiting after hostilities. I don't have yet traces of him after 1903 other than the sending of medals to his family address in Yorkshire. (learned in this Forum) A mystery so far is how he got to SA in the first place. Did he go out with the Yorkshire Regt(Green Howards) (who became Mounted Infantry.?)
Brett, What is your interest in Steinaeckers Horse? You have Bill Woolmore's book which is the bible for SH. Did you have a relative in SH?
My man, a NZ'er served in SH and stayed on in Swaziland. Hope to hear from you, Cheers, Bill G in NZ
I have a particular interest in the military history of Natal and I became interested in Steinaecker's Horse because of its strong links to the Colonial Scouts and because most of the Horsemen were recruited in Natal.
I have a single SH QSA in my collection to represent the unit, but I have so far failed to secure either a SH badge or a shoulder title. The QSA is the one awarded to 1542 Trooper Walter Dickson, who served in SH from 31/10/1901 until 23/8/1902. Dickson was an Australian and evidently an excellent horseman. He had previously served in the Matabeleland Relief Force in Rhodesia in 1896. He was a friend of the SH's Sergeant Harry Wolhuter, who went on to become a game ranger in the Kruger National Park and who was one of the best known of South Africa's early conservationists.
Dickson and Wolhuter maintained their friendship after the war and in 1903, after Wolhuter had survived an attack by a lion, he was escorted to hospital by Dickson.