A great pity, it would have been a most handsome trio, had his AVM not been absent, a glance at WO329 clearly shows entitlement and you would certainly want his War badge too.
djb wrote: From Spink last week:
Murray’s Horse was raised in Natal before the outbreak of hostilities by the Hon. T. K. Murray. With
a strength of approximately 150 men, the unit patrolled wide areas of lower Natal and scouted the
country in front of the advancing Boer Commandos. It was disbanded in November 1899, following
the arrival of British troops.
x720 Pair: Lieutenant H. A. Carbutt, late Murray’s Horse
QSA (1) Natal (Tpr; A. Carbutt. Murray’s Horse);
BWM (Lieut. H. A. Carbutt.)
Hugh Arnold Carbutt, who was born on 30 January 1882, served with Murray’s Horse during the
Boer War and with the Reserves during the Natal Native Rebellion in 1906. Appointed 2nd
Lieutenant in the 14th (Reserve) Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers, on 29 November 1915, he
transferred to the Machine Gun Corps and served in France from 5 August 1916. On 1 June 1917
he was posted to the 360th Reserve Employment Company, Labour Corps, based at Lairn,
Plymouth, and was later awarded a Silver War Badge on the grounds of ill-health; sold with copied
roll entry, officer’s service record and MIC.