Sixteen members of the 1st Cape Mounted Yeomanry were killed in action at Morosi's Stronghold 5 June 1879 along with seven members of the 2nd regiment.
Three hundred and six members of the unit received the Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal. Captain AL Chiapini and Trooper E McGuire received the medal with all three clasps i.e. Transkei, Basutoland and Bechuanaland. The Cape Mounted Yeomanry was disbanded in 1881.