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Medals to the Umzimkulu Reserves 5 months 3 weeks ago #65172

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The Umzimkulu Reserves were a very small force raised in the eastern Cape. The Reserves were raised in September 1901 and disbanded at the end of the war.

The medal roll, WO100/286p86 comprises a single page. 21 men are listed on the roll; one major, one captain, one sergeant, 3 corporals and 15 troopers, 2 men had their medals issued from the Matatiele Native Contingent roll as Lieutenants. AG2/M/5426 says 19 medals were issued on 9 November 1905. No returns are recorded on the roll so 19 is a good approximation of the number issued.

The Cape Colony clasp was crossed through on the roll.

Medals are known to

Tpr A Tweedie (City Coins September 2003 and Spink July 2019),
Tpr R E Jackson (City Coins 57, DNW March 2011, Kaplan November 2012 and DNW September 2013),
Tpr G H Isabell, (Liverpool February 1995)
Dr David Biggins

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