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PostSubject: SAGS to Sissison's Horse   Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:28 pm

Not strictly (or even remotely) Zulu War but I have a SAGS 1877-78 clasp medal to a Tpr. J.J. Waldeck of Sissison's Horse - any info on him or the unit would be highly appreciated as there doesn't appear to be much on the net or books I have access to.

The medal is correctly named in Cape naming style circa 1906.

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PostSubject: SAGS to Sissiso's Horse    Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:03 am

Sorry Rory , I haven't heard of them , not sure why it would have Cape Naming Style 1906 when it's from 77-78 ? , those Medals were issued in 1881 if I'm not mistaken ? .
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PostSubject: Re: SAGS to Sissison's Horse   Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:13 am

Rory,

No trace in my research files, there was a Trooper J. Waldeck who served in the Diamond Fields Horse, who was entitled to the bar 1877-8-9.

In addition there was Trooper H. D. Waldeck who served in the 3rd Cape Mounted Yeomanry, who was entitled to the bar 1879.

I would suggest a search of the National Archives of South Africa on your man’s details and see what that reveals.

Sissison’s Horse appears to have been linked with Murraysburg Volunteer Cavalry, so some research in that area might prove fruitful.
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PostSubject: Re: SAGS to Sissison's Horse   Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:35 pm

Rory,

From the NASA search facility, a possible candidate for you:

DEPOT KAB
SOURCE MOOC
TYPE LEER
VOLUME_NO 6/9/352
SYSTEM 01
REFERENCE 1190
PART 1
DESCRIPTION WALDECK, JACOBUS JOHANNES. DEATH NOTICE.
STARTING 18960000
ENDING 18960000

Over to you for the leg work.

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PostSubject: Re: SAGS to Sissison's Horse   Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:16 pm

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PostSubject: Re: SAGS to Sissison's Horse   Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:41 pm

Thanks chaps - John I'll certainly give your lead a good look.
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PostSubject: Re: SAGS to Sissison's Horse   Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:48 pm

90th wrote:
Sorry Rory , I haven't heard of them , not sure why it would have Cape Naming Style 1906 when it's from 77-78 ? , those Medals were issued in 1881 if I'm not mistaken ? .
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The Cape naming style of medals applied to a number of Cape of Good Hope GSM's as well as several Frontier War (1877-79) medals. Two Cape Town jewelers, Seale and Armstrong, were commissioned to engrave blanks sent out from England for the purpose to those who had applied late or who had been late awards.

Waldeck was one such man - a list exists which I attach hereto

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PostSubject: Re: SAGS to Sissison's Horse   Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:57 pm

Rory,

Keep me posted if you find anything.

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PostSubject: Re: SAGS to Sissison's Horse   Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:41 pm

Will do John - I wanted to post the Seal and Armstrong list but my inability to tinkle the keyboard correctly has proved to be my downfall.
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