South Africa 1879 Medal to Colonial Yeomanry Unit

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Cape Mounted Yeomanry

Cape Mounted Yeomanry

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South Africa 1879 Medal to 2nd Cape Mounted Yeomanry

This South Africa medal is named to TPR. R. VERITY. 2ND CAPE YEOry

The unit saw action at Morosi’s Mountain  Stronghold 1879 and Basutoland in 1880, suffering many casualties. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant Cape Mounted Yeomanry 6. 5. 81, Basuto war 1880 -81. Not on the medal roll, either died  before or didn’t apply for the medal when announced in 1900. Comes with copy of the Roll as listed in the very fine work in the Forgotten Heroes series – Zulu & Basuto Wars, Including Complete Medal Roll 1877-8-9 by Roy Dutton.