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New England Mounted Rifles 6 years 1 week ago #15376

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Hello Fiona from a very warm Pietermaritzburg.

If memory serves I was recently asked by a family in nearby Hilton for a valuation on a number of medals, 3 of which were to the Sephton's of New England fame including that to the Captain. (there appear to have been a total of 4 to that surname in the medal rolls)

I am in communication wiith this family and it is on the wife's side where the connection comes in, i.e. it is she who hails from your neighborhood.

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Rory

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New England Mounted Rifles 6 years 6 days ago #15495

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Hi Fiona,

Welcome to the forum. You have an interesting project here. There is a QSA to SJ Marais on Liverpool Medals website and I am fortunate enough to have a QSA to AG Brummer in my collection.

All the best with your project.

Jim
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New England Mounted Rifles 3 months 4 days ago #65304

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The medal roll for the New England Mounted Rifles is in WO100/263 pages 1 to 13.

The AG2 date suggests 148 medals were issued 1 November 1904 and a further 15 on 16 November 1905. The number of medals issued on the supplementary QSA roll (page 11) is blank.

Going through the pages, I would estimate a nett of 122 medals.



The examples I have found:

QSA (0). (Lt D J Roberts). City Coins #18. QSA (3) CC OFS Tr. Dixon December 1995. Duncan James Roberts served as a Corporal in Montmorency's Scouts before joining C Squadron, South Rhodesia Volunteers as a Sergeant Scout (attached Thomeycroft's Mounted Infantry). Commissioned into the New England Mounted Rifles as a Lieutenant.

QSA (0). (98 Pte M F Diesel New Eng. M.R.). City Coins August 1998 and September 2003

QSA (0). (180 Pte J Scharnek New Eng: M.R.). Spink July 2019

QSA (0). (10 Pte A G Brummer Sen. New Eng. M.R.). City Coins August 2008

QSA (0). (Pte T Morgenoth). Liverpool August 1996. Noted on the roll as killed.

QSA (0). (Pte S J Marais). Liverpool Medals via Jim
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New England Mounted Rifles 3 months 4 days ago #65305

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From City Coins August 2011.


Picture courtesy of City Coins

SAGS (1) 1879 (366 Tpr. R. Bold Front. L. Horse);
CGHGSM (1) Basutoland (Blr. R.W. Bold C.M. Yeo.);
QSA (0) (179 Pte. R.W. Bold New England M.R.)

Trooper Richard Walter Bold first attested with the Frontier Light Horse on 14 March 1879 and served during the Zulu War (WO 100/48 - Medal roll p. 238 confirms).The Regiment was first raised in 1877 and fought throughout the Zulu War with Wood’s Column. Captain Barton, who commanded the mounted troops, was killed at the Battle of Hlobane Mountain where the Frontier Light Horse lost nearly 20% of the 156 of all ranks engaged. The regiment earned two Victoria Crosses during July 1879 before it was disbanded in December 1879. Bold is listed as one of only three buglers on Forsyth’s medal roll for the CGHGSM. A very desirable group covering 3 Victorian campaigns awarded to a South African volunteer who served in perhaps the most famous Colonial regiment which took an active part in the Zulu War.
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New England Mounted Rifles 3 months 4 days ago #65316

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Henk,

I will be visiting the Archives later this month so I wanted to look up this document. I am having trouble finding the reference in the Archives' catalogue. Can I check it with you please? WO 0103/2344?

There are a couple of courts of inquiry papers in WO32 but these are for specific actions and the summarised lists are in WO 108/372.

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David
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