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Re: South African Light Horse 5 years 6 months ago #50540

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No, absolutely not, just reading this thread, I note that it has not been mentioned that the original regiment was disbanded on the 7th of July 1902 at Elandsfontein, the Transvaal Volunteer force had yet been formed, it was modelled on the Natal Volunteers by the Provisional Administration in the Transvaal and it's regiments all had their badges and accoutrements made here in Great Britain.
The rarest would be Kitchener's Fighting Scouts, it was almost immediately disbanded, it's name being just too contentious!

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Hi Frank,

Forgive my ignorance but this die-stamped SALH badge that you show here, would this be considered a ABW period correct badge or a post war example?

Cheerio,

Roy

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Re: South African Light Horse 5 years 6 months ago #50544

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Hi Frank,

Thank you for that clarification and also the extra info - interesting and useful.

Cheerio,

Roy

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South African Light Horse W W Stallwood. QSA 3 years 11 months ago #59595

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W W Stallwood SALH No 2483. Medals

I was looking at the posts for the SALH and saw the article on his medals. I thought that you might like this. It was painted by Roger Pocock, founder of The Legion of Frontiersman and ex NWMP, Waldon`s Scouts and 4th Wing National Scouts (Waldon`s), and probably painted in 1902. There is quite bit on him on family history websites,
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South African Light Horse W W Stallwood. QSA 3 years 11 months ago #59597

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That's an excellent portrait. Thank you for posting.
Dr David Biggins

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South African Light Horse 3 years 11 months ago #59602

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Thank You for the Grand Picture I hope that I can put it on the file with the medal...….

Mike
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South African Light Horse 3 years 7 months ago #61238

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Hi David Biggins, Mike Clare and Waldrons Scouts
David - we know each other from QSA medals and your books - I supplied some details of my medal holdings some years ago
Mike - we met in Calgary many moons ago when you gave me a copy of Strathcona's dispatches at Spruce Meadows
I am currently CO of the History and Archives Section of the Legion of Frontiersmen (Now Countess Mountbatten's Own Legion of Frontiersmen)
See www.frontiersmenhistorian.info/
I am intrigued by this painting - where is it and who owns it?
We have the Frontiersmen Archive in the University of Alberta - along with Sam Steele
If H&A can assist you - please contact me vial [email protected] (Mike and David - you have this already)
Or to Geoff Pocock (no relations strangely) at the site above
I actually hold Roger's sister's QSA
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