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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 275

(x) Cape (Mounted) Yeomanry

The 1st and 2nd Cape (Mounted) Yeomanry were raised originally as a mobile striking force for service on the Eastern Frontier. The C.M.Y. greatly distinguished itself at the storming and capture of Moirosi's Stronghold on 8 April 1879, an action in which the Corps sustained a number of casualties.

307 Medals were awarded to the 1st Cape (Mounted) Yeomanry, 282 of them with the '1879' clasp.

South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Tpr. Th: Opitz 1st Cape Yeory.), light surface scratches from cleaning, very fine

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