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"The Thirty Light Horsemen" : the ILH at Lancer's Nek, 3/11/1899. 5 years 9 months ago #42708

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A very interesting account.

Where would one find a list of the "Thirty Light Horseman"? I have several I.L.H. medals which cover this period and wondered if there was a list which might include one or more of them.

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"The Thirty Light Horsemen" : the ILH at Lancer's Nek, 3/11/1899. 5 years 9 months ago #42717

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I do not know. I have suspected that Bester's Kop was the Dutch name for End Hill, since the latter is only a mile or two south of Bester's Farm, so Stalker's reference to End Hill and Goetzsche's to Bester's Kop were one and the same. I think that Meurig with his expert knowledge on Boer War place names will have the answer to your question and my speculation.
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"The Thirty Light Horsemen" : the ILH at Lancer's Nek, 3/11/1899. 5 years 9 months ago #42719

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Unless somewhere there is a listing of those present in "C" squadron of the ILH on - say 2/3 November, 1899 - then the only way to identify members of that unit is by the casualty list. Unless someone comes up with another list - then we will never know those who did and those who DID NOT.
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"The Thirty Light Horsemen" : the ILH at Lancer's Nek, 3/11/1899. 5 years 9 months ago #42726

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I had a visit from Brett Hendey who confirmed, once I had shown him the paperwork, that Henry Adey, I.L.H. was probably one of the 30 referred to.

This assumption is based on the original parchment (copies attached) which list the actions Adey was involved in which was certified as correct by Captain R.W.R. Barnes, D.S.O.

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"The Thirty Light Horsemen" : the ILH at Lancer's Nek, 3/11/1899. 5 years 9 months ago #42728

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I like the "character indifferent"! It is quite clear that he was at least THERE in Long Valley.
Very nice paperwork.
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"The Thirty Light Horsemen" : the ILH at Lancer's Nek, 3/11/1899. 5 years 9 months ago #42730

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You should see the medals ;)

B.S.A.C. to the 7th Hussars and the QSA to the I.L.H. with Elandslaagte and the Defence of Ladysmith.

If I've the time I'll dig them out and post a photo of them.

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