Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
(x) COLONIAL UNITS
The Albany and Grahamstown men are amongst the earliest volunteers under the British regime. In 1860, the Rangers - or Grahamstown Light Horse - had a dismounted detachment and a total strength of 150 men. The mounted men served in the War of 1877, under Captain Minto.
52 Medals were awarded to the Albany Rangers, 47 of them with the '1877-8' clasp.
Three: Private J. E. Hayton, Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry, late Albany Rangers and Lieutenant, Nesbitt's Horse
South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8 (Corpl. J. E. Hayton, Albany Rangers.); Cape of Good Hope 1880-97, 2 clasps, Transkei, Basutoland (Lieut. J. E. Hayton.. Nesbitt's L. Hse.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (2615 Pte. J. E. Hayton. Th' Croft's M.I.), the first with official correction to unit and edge bruise, otherwise generally very fine and a rare combination of awards (3)
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