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South African Constabulary - Gallantry Badge 1 year 7 months ago #69689

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Lol no. Someone had a bunch made up here in Australia by a local embroidery place just to have a representative example and this is one of those.

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Hello Mike

With regard to the men in the photo .

On the 11th of August 1901, Captain Eaton moving north from Waaikech with 30 men, sent Corporal Key and his squad to cut off a party of Boers. Realising they were outnumbered, Key got his men into a kraal and held off the Boers for several hours.Trooper James was killed, Trooper Faltenhine was severely wounded, while Troopers Ryall and Jackson were slightly wounded. Key's horse had been shot. He sent Ryall and Jackson out on their mounts , and then went out on foot to capture a Boer horse under heavy close range fire. Troopers Mack and Gibbons provided covering fire for the retreat. Key, Ryall, Falhentine, Jackson and Gibbons were all awarded the Badge for Gallantry.

On the 11th of October, at Rooikop, Captain Eaton sent Trooper Anderson and his squad to occupy some kopjes before daylight. However, due to the rough terrain they only got into position after first light.
When a scout accidentally discharged his rifle, the Boers spotted their position less than a mile off, and quickly moved to occupy a higher kopje some 500 yards away. Troopers Anderson, Muir and Young also ran for the same hill, arriving there first, with the Boers only being 50 yards from them. The Boers shouted at the three men to surrender, but they threw themselves to the ground instead, and began firing. They defended their position for two hours, killing two Boers and wounding several others, until Captain Eaton and the main body came to their assistance.

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Thank You RR..... Great information..... Mike
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ROLL OF ALL WINNERS OF SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTABULARY GALLANTRY BADGE

Red Marked Names indicate Canadian winners.

NAME / NO. / RANK / FURTHER AWARDS

ALDRIDGE, H.H. / CAPTAIN
ALLAM, D. / A121 / SGT. MAJOR
ANDERSON, J. / E2050 / TROOPER

ATKINSON, W. / C768 / TROOPER
BALFOR-OGILVY, W. M. C / 43 / TROOP SERGEANT MAJOR
BISHOP, J. H. / A1935 / TROOPER
BLACKSTOCK, E. / A1595 / TROOPER
BLACKSTOCK, J. / A1596 / TROOPER

BOWDEN, A. H. / C83 / TROOPER
BURDETT, F. T. / A745 / TROOPER
BURNS, W. / A249 / SERGEANT
CAPELL, A.E. / CAPTAIN / DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER
CORNWALL, C. E. / CAPTAIN
CUSS, A. / C1240 / CORPORAL / DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
DALE, H. / A50 / CORPORAL
DEDMAN, C. / E2421 / TROOPER
DONALD, J. E. / B986 / CORPORAL
DOWNES, J. / C70 / SERGEANT
DUNTZE, G. P. / A76 / TROOP SERGEANT MAJOR
DYKES, W. / B1118 / TROOPER
EDKINS, G. P. / C746 / TROOPER
ETCHES, C. W. / A2221 / TROOPER
FALTENHINE, H. / E3420 / TROOPER
FITZPATRICK, P. / C752 / TROOPER
FOX, H. / C1248 / SERGEANT
FULLER, P. / A1653 / TROOPER / DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
GERRARD, A. / C398 / TROOPER
GIBBONS, W. H. / E2072 / TROOPER
GOBEY, T. / C749 / CORPORAL
GREAVES, G. M. / E2582 / TROOPER
GREEN, J. F. / A815 / TROOPER
GUILDFORD, C. H. / C736 / TROOPER
HALE, P. E. / LIEUTENANT
HART, H. P. / E419 / SERGEANT
HAYWARD, W.K. / A146 / TROOPER
HEARN, H. K. / B1094 / CORPORAL / DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
HENDRY, J. / A1076 / CORPORAL
HINDES, C. H. / B1131 / TROOPER
HOFFE, T. N. / C111 / SERGEANT
JACKSON, W. / E2077 / TROOPER
JOHNSON, W. L. / E1983 / TROOPER

KEANE, E. / B808 / TROOP SERGEANT MAJOR / DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
KEARNS, M. S. / C1504 / LANCE CORPORAL
KENNEDY, E. P. / C474 / TROOP SERGEANT MAJOR
KEY, W. / E2027 / TROOPE SERGEANT MAJOR
LIVESLEY, S.E. / E1988 / TROOPER

MAITLAND, A. / 244 / SERGEANT
MAINE, E. / A1717 / TROOPER
MARKS, D. H. / C276 / TROOPER
MARTIN-LEAKE, A. / CAPTAIN / VICTORIA CROSS
MATTHEWS, E. J. / LIEUTENANT
McCLAREN, D. G. / E3460 / TROOPER / DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
McCULLUM, J. G. / E809 / TROOPER
McCUTCHEON, J. / A1725 / TROOPER
McGILL, S. / C507 / TROOPER
MEDWAY, L. / A1735 / TROOPER
MELDICOTT, R. F. C. / LIEUTENANT
MUIR, R.D. / E2090 / TROOPER
MEFF, J. / A1742 / TROOPER

ODELL, C. / C488 / MEDICAL CORPORAL
PALMER, P. S. / B1146 / TROOPER
PEDLEY, W. R. / C1293 / SERGEANT / DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
PLANT, D. / E1166 / CORPORAL / DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
REDFORD, J. / A1758 / TROOPER
REEVES, J. M. / C147 / CORPORAL / DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
ROBERTSON, H. / 436 / TROOP SERGEANT MAJOR
ROBINSON, T. J. / A436 / SERGEANT
RYALL, C. W. / E2102 / TROOPER
SAXBY, H. / A117 / SERGEANT

SCOTT, G.P. / C1008 / A CTING CORPORAL
SMITH, H. E. / E2426 / TROOPER
SMITH H. J. / 5 / SERGEANT MAJOR
SMITHIES, L. / E806 / TROOPER
STAGG, W. / A1244 / SERGEANT
STEELE, A. A. / A1784 / TROOPER
STEWART, W. N. / A1884 / TROOPER

STRACHAN, J. / C740 / TROOPER
SWINBURN, R. / LIEUTENANT
UNDERWOOD, A. G. / C987 / CORPORAL
WALSH, R. / A250 / CORPORAL / DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
WILLIAMS, P. A. / LIEUTENANT
WING, F. T. / B1081 / TROOP SERGEANT MAJOR / DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
WOOD, W. / A1849 / TROOPER
YOUNG, C. L. / E2120 / TROOPER



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