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Re: Damant's Horse in Boer War

From: John Wilson: email hugo@actrix.gen.nz
Date: 8/12/2001
Time: 9:54:26 AM
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Damant’s Horse was one of the local units which recruited in South Africa. Some like Brabant’s Horse and the Scottish Horse recruited in Australia and New Zealand. If you can find it, look at:

“The Colonials in South Africa” by John Stirling (1907, Edinburgh). The book has details of the operations the units were engaged in. For the Seventh New Zealand Contingent, the book has more details about the death of two soldiers than the official New Zealand history by Hall and a book on the Seventh by K G Malcolm.

Stirling also wrote "Our Regiments in South Africa 1899-1902" (1903, Edinburgh). The British Army lists for the Boer War period have officers for “Colonial” ie South African, Australian etc regiments.

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