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Medals to the Southern Rhodesian Reserve Force 3 months 4 weeks ago #77740

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The medal roll in WO100/267 contains 3 pages of names for the SRRF, pages 45-7.

The AG2 information says 53 medals and 106 clasps (Rhodesia and Relief of Mafeking) were made up.

Many of the names are marked with a 'C' (awaiting investigation) so it is not clear how many medals were issued.

Their CO was Colonel William Napier.

His medals from Christies, July 1985

CMG b/b, no buckle;
BSACM Matabeleland 1893 (1) Rhodesia 1896, loose on riband as issued (Captn W Napier. Victoria Column.);
QSA (2) Rhodesia, Relief of Mafeking (Col. W. Napier. C.M.G. S. Rhod. R.F.)

Colonel William Napier, 1861-1920; entered the service of the British South Africa Company, 1891, having previously served as a Trooper in the Natal Carbineers for four years; joined the Victoria Rangers as a Subaltern, 1892; commanded a troop under Major Alan 'Wilson during the advance into Matebeleland, 1893 and was present at all the engagements which led to the subjugation of Lobengulu's forces; In comrnand of the whole of the armed forces in Rhodesia, 1895; commanded all local forces engaged in suppressing the Matabeleland rebellion, 1896, up to the arrival of Sir Richard Martin (Mentioned in Despatches, CMG); commanded 'A' Squadron of the Southern Rhodesia Reserve Force during the South African War, 1899-1900
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Medals to the Southern Rhodesian Reserve Force 3 months 3 weeks ago #77788

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From Liverpool Medals, November 1999

BSACM Rhodesia 1896 (Gnr, Arty. Troop B,F.F. );
QSA (3) Rhodesia, Relief of Mafeking (Pte. S. Rhod. R F);
BWM (Capt. L. Ludlow, R. Fus.)

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The write-up says 'Only 69 medals to S. Rhod. Reserve Force)'
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Medals to the Southern Rhodesian Reserve Force 3 months 3 weeks ago #77841

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Double-checking the roll for the SRRF, I think there are 60 men named on the roll (searchable by entering Southern Rhodesia Reserve Force in the unit box in Name Search) in pages 45-7. I have not checked the remainder of the roll for any 'odd' men.
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