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Medals to Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry 11 months 2 weeks ago #59490

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SAGS (1) 1877-8 (Corpl. J. E. Hayton, Albany Rangers.);
CGHGSM (2) Transkei, Basutoland (Lieut. J. E. Hayton.. Nesbitt's L. Hse.);
QSA (5) TH OFS RoL Tr LN (2615 Pte. J. E. Hayton. Th' Croft's M.I.),

52 Medals were awarded to the Albany Rangers, 47 of them with the '1877-8' clasp.

The Albany and Grahamstown men are amongst the earliest volunteers under the British regime. In 1860, the Rangers - or Grahamstown Light Horse - had a dismounted detachment and a total strength of 150 men. The mounted men served in the War of 1877, under Captain Minto.

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Medals to Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry 11 months 14 hours ago #59690

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The trio to Hayton just sold for a hammer price of £1,900.

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Medals to Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry 11 months 13 hours ago #59692

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A beautiful trio - always one of my most sought after combinations and, no, I wasn't the winning bidder!

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Medals to Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry 11 months 11 hours ago #59703

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I agree. It is a wonderful combination of medals.

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Medals to Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry 11 months 10 hours ago #59705

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Great group of medals...…

If someone here on the forum won them I have a couple of Imperial Yeomanry Medals I will trade...… LOL :lol:

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Medals to Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry 11 months 10 hours ago #59707

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Good try Mike!

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