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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 2 months 1 week ago #64207

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I have been working on the 2nd Brabant's Horse nominal roll today and came to Ardern Justin Forder of Brabant's Horse. His prior service includes the Colonial Scouts, 25 November 1899 to 26 January 1900, with whom he earned the RoL clasp, so far the only person to have gained both Wepener and RoL.

His RoL is shown on 242p169. The clasp could be earned by troops in Natal and north of Escourt from 15 December 1899. Forder joined Brabant's Horse a few days after leaving the Colonial Scouts, on 1 February 1900.

His entitlement is QSA (5) CC RoL Wep Witt Belf.

There is no connection on the rolls for the Colonial Scouts and Brabant's Horse so it is possible that he has two medals.
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djb wrote: I have been working on the 2nd Brabant's Horse nominal roll today and came to Ardern Justin Forder of Brabant's Horse. His prior service includes the Colonial Scouts, 25 November 1899 to 26 January 1900, with whom he earned the RoL clasp, so far the only person to have gained both Wepener and RoL.

His RoL is shown on 242p169. The clasp could be earned by troops in Natal and north of Escourt from 15 December 1899. Forder joined Brabant's Horse a few days after leaving the Colonial Scouts, on 1 February 1900.

His entitlement is QSA (5) CC RoL Wep Witt Belf.

There is no connection on the rolls so it is possible that he has two medals.


Hello David

There is confirmation on the rolls - he later served as a Lt Rand Rifles, 266p20 and 266p172.



The Brabant's H roll has the abbreviation "HO" standing for "held over", yet the Rand Rifles p20 states it was issued from "/3818" - the Brabant's H roll.

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Working further through the 2nd Brabant's Horse nominal roll I came across another man from the Colonial Scouts who earned the RoL clasp.

1228 Sergeant Alexander Brownlee Inglis
QSA (4) CC RoL Wep Tr
Enlisted 2nd BrH 1 February 1900. Discharged 11 June 1900. Also served Colonial Scouts (38) 25 November 1899 to 27 January 1900 and 1st and 2nd RPR (Captain). RoL from Colonial Scouts. KSA from RPR.
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