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Unit Query - DM Police, C.C.? 3 months 1 day ago #76166

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I have acquired a QSA with clasps CC and Relief of Ladysmith to 883 Tpr. C. Lawrence of the S.A.L.H., along with his SAP medal for faithful service. The medal role reflects additional service with the D.M. Police, CC. - anyone got any ideas of who they were? It's a bit of a mystery.



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Unit Query - DM Police, C.C.? 3 months 1 day ago #76168

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As I recall : District Mounted Police - Cape Colony.

Hope that helps.

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Unit Query - DM Police, C.C.? 3 months 1 day ago #76169

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Thanks Rob - has anyone got any info on them? Medals to anyone who served with them?

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Unit Query - DM Police, C.C.? 3 months 1 day ago #76170

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Good Morning Rory.......

Hope that this helps, from my collection.....

555 HILL, A.M.

REG. NO.: NONE
RANK: CORPORAL
REGT: DISTRICT MOUNTED POLICE (D.M.P.)
BARS: NO BARS AS ISSUED

REMARKS / HISTORY:

THE INITIALS D.M.P. STAND FOR 'DISTRICT MOUNTED POLICE'. IN CAPE COLONY, EACH DISTRICT HAD ITS OWN "RURAL" POLICE FORCE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE LOCAL MAGISTRATE. THESE FORCES WERE VERY SMALL, AND GENERALLY BASED IN THE TOWN WHERE THE MAGISTRATE WAS SITUATED, BUT SOME ALSO HAD MOUNTED MEN TO PATROL THE REST OF THE DISTRICT. THESE MEN WERE GENERALLY REFERRED TO AS THE "DISTRICT MOUNTED POLICE". HILL WAS IN THE STOCKENSTROM DISTRICT. HIS MINISTERIAL DIVISION INCLUDED THE LAW DEPARTMENT, THE DEEDS REGISTRIES, THE HIGH SHERIFF, THE MAGISTRATES' COURTS (INCLUDING THE DISTRICT POLICE FORCES UNDER THEIR CONTROL), JUSTICES OF THE PEACE, THE CAPE POLICE, AND THE DETECTIVE DEPARTMENT.

IN FMP UNDER:
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S MINISTERIAL DIVISION - CAPE COLONY

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Unit Query - DM Police, C.C.? 3 months 1 day ago #76171

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Thank you Mike! That was a stroke of genius! I found him (see below)

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