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3046 Tpr H R McLeod, Kitchner's Horse PoW Paardeberg 1 year 2 months ago #72380

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QSA with RK, Paard and TR to: 3046 Tpr. H. R. McLeod, Kitchner’s Horse
PoW 18 Feb. 1900 Paardeberg

Medal with original long length of ribbon

On 18 February, Lord Kitchener ordered Colonel Hannay to take his men in the dark on to Koedoesrand Drift close to the main Boer laager. It became the prelude to the battle. Kitchener’s Horse were ambushed and a company of 7th Mounted Infantry crossed at Paardeberg Drift and engaged the Boers some two miles from the main laager. In this ambush Kitcheners Horse had 7 officers and 28 other ranks killed wounded or taken POW.

McLeod H 3046 Trooper Prisoner. Near Paardeberg, 18 February 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Mcleod Harold Reuben 3046 Trooper Source: Nominal roll in WO127


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