Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
(x) Frontier Mounted Rifles
In 1876, Lieutenant-Colonel E. O. Hutchinson raised a unit in Cathcart District, in the Eastern Province, with the title of the Cathcart Mounted Rifles, with a strength of 80; by the following year that strength had increased to 250 men. The unit was re-titled the Frontier Mounted Rifles in 1878.
295 Medals were awarded to the Frontier Mounted Riflemen, 261 of them with the '1877-8' clasp.
Pair: Private J. Allen, Frontier Carbineers, late Frontier Mounted Rifles
South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8 (Pte. J. Allen. Frontier M.R.); Cape of Good Hope General Service 1880-97, 1 clasp, Transkei (Pte. J. Allen. Fron. Carabrs), the first an official duplicate issue with impressed naming, good very fine (2)
Just 9 such Cape of Good Hope General Service Medals with clasp 'Transkei' issued.
The published roll states that the recipient was awarded a duplicate Medal on 9 September 1917.
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