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Re: South African Light Horse 10 years 3 weeks ago #3786

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Mike

Thanks for starting this thread and showing a very unusual slouch hat badge.

I do not have photos of the SALH items in my collection but I will rectify this during the next day or two. In the meantime, I am showing the medals of a Canadian, William Joseph Cox, who served in the SALH during the Boer War. The clasps on his QSA are those of men who were in Dundonald's Mounted Brigade during the Relief of Ladysmith.

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Re: South African Light Horse 10 years 3 weeks ago #3788

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Hi Brett,
Wonderful QSA, is his Star, Canadian or British, or is it for German South West Africa?
Frank

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Cox settled in South Africa after the Boer War and served in the South African army during World War I (GSWA, GEA & Nyasaland). There is no record of him being awarded the War and Victory Medals, although he was clearly entitled to both. He twice had disciplinary problems during the war, so perhaps the medals were withheld. I am loath to post his summary biography on this forum, because it is fairly lengthy and only small part deals with the Boer War.

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PS I plan to photograph the SALH badges this afternoon.

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Re: South African Light Horse 10 years 3 weeks ago #3798

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Hello Brett,
Do you have Cox's SALH Attestation and discharge papers?
I'll have to have a look for some SALH badges, not sure what I have.
Frank

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Re: South African Light Horse 10 years 2 weeks ago #3804

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As promised, here are my SALH badges. The slouch hat badge was acquired separately from the shoulder titles. The two shoulder titles on moth-eaten red felt came in a box of items that included a photograph of "Grandpa French" wearing SALH uniform, complete with the hackle of widowbird feathers. Also in the box was a rank crown that is possibly shown in the photograph above Grandpa's sergeant's chevrons. I have not identified Grandpa French, but there is a Captain L French, SALH, who may be the same man after some promotions. Perhaps the crown is that of a Major and Captain French had another promotion?







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Hello Brett,
Superb rare items, love those titles! Assume the badge is the die-struck type?
Wonderful photo to, "Sakabulas!"
Thanks for showing on here Brett, superb items, the titles are much rarer than the badge (Which I very much like!) in my opinion, but I like it all!
Very best regards Frank.

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