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Medals to the Western Light Horse 2 months 4 days ago #77340

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The Western Light Horse was formed in April 1902 by Major Paris, on Lord Kitchener's orders, by bringing together Scott's Railway Guards, Cullinan's Horse, the Cape Police Specials, Hannay's Scouts and Dennison's Scouts.


Picture courtesy of Noble Numismatics

QSA (1) Cape Colony (629 Tpr A.Lewis. Western L.H.) Impressed.
[ KSA (2) from WLH. Issue withheld ]

QSA verified WO100/278p95.

Prior service in '1st London Volunteers' according to the KSA entry.

Trooper Alfred Lewis served 29 May 1902 to 30 June 1902, just a month, according to the nominal roll. The KSA entry suggests a much shorter period:



Ex. W (Bill) Woolmore Collection.
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An example of the naming:

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Medals to the Western Light Horse 2 months 3 days ago #77347

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Here is another Western L.H. .......

1729

YOUNG, J. A. (Joseph Arthur)
REG. NO.: 5
RANK: TROOPER
REGT: WESTERN LIGHT HORSE
BARS: CAPE COLONY / SOUTH AFRICA 1902
REMARKS: W.W.1 Pair - 258074 CPL. J. A. YOUNG, CANADIAN RAILWAY TROOPS

NOTE: There are 3 Young's on roll out of 4 "Y" people, wonder if they are related?
Mike

P.S. Additional picture for the fun of it.......



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