Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
(x) Diamond Fields' Horse
Originally known as the Dutoitspan Hussars, 291 men of the Diamond Fields Horse served under Captain Warren in the Ninth and Northern Border Wars. A contingent of 101 men under Captain Stewart served against Sekukuni in 1878. The unit was merged with the Kimberley Regiment in 1899 but served as a mounted unit to the close of hostilities, when amalgamation took place.
305 Medals were awarded to the Diamond Fields' Horse, 156 of them with the '1877-8' clasp.
South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8 (Tpr. T. Peel. Diamond Fds. Horse), very fine
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