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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 277

(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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