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Re: Imperial Light Horse 9 years 8 months ago #5523

  • iaindh
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Hi Frank,
you're probably right but the photo was actually dated; I dont have the original.

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Iain

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Imperial Light Horse 9 years 1 month ago #9752

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A few more photos pertaining to the ILH







The last on is a post card of the monument on Waggon Hill Ladysmith

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Imperial Light Horse 9 years 1 month ago #9755

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I like the middle portrait photo from a Grahamstown photographer, it again shows what I have always thought, that the ILH badge was worn on the slouch hat during the Anglo Boer War and is just that, a hat badge, rather than a "title" worn on the shoulder strap, a really super image!

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Imperial Light Horse 9 years 1 month ago #9760

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Hi Dudley,

some nice photos, thanks for posting them.
A pity the middle photo isn't dated but it does clearly show the "title" as a cap badge.
Excellent post card of the Waggon Hill monument.

regards, Iain

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Imperial Light Horse 9 years 1 month ago #9767

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The diary of 95 Trooper Fred Freshney, ILH, includes the following:

"A" Squadron was the first to be served out with the khaki uniform, which was exactly the same as supplied to regular cavalry, with the exception of the head-gear, which consisted of a smasher hat turned up at the left side and the initials I.L.H. attached to it.

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Brett

PS I have referred to Freshney elsewhere on this forum. He was seriously wounded during the Battle of Colenso and died a premature death a few years after the war ended. Justin posted on the memorial to Freshney in Saltfleet, Lincolnshire.

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Imperial Light Horse 9 years 1 month ago #9848

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This slouch hat title was picked up at Elandslaagte some years ago!

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