Does anyone have a copy of The South African Mounted Irregular Forces 1899-1902.by Neil C Smith?
I would appreciate a lookup please. I have a QSA to a J Zeederberg who served with first the C-in-C Bodyguard and then, from 1 July 1901 with SAMIF. I can't seem to trace anything about them on the net. What is strange to me is that Zeederberg who enrolled with no. 25170 with the C-in-C, retained that number when he went over to the SAMIF.
Were they a composite regiment? And if so, what action did they see. Zeederberg earned his CC clasp with them.
Turns out I don’t have it. I have Justin Davies booklet by the same name. He doesn’t explain what the unit SAMIF is and seems to just give a high level summary of a few of the irregular units such as Bethune’s. The booklet seems to confuse the SAMIF with the irregular forces in South Africa, or at least doesn’t explain how there could be a medal named to the SAMIF. He is a member here and can likely explain as I may be completely confused.
I’m happy to get a copy of Smith’s booklet, he lives South of me. But I think he just lists all of the irregular units in South Africa I don’t know if he actually talks about the unit which has a roll headed SAMIF.