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PostSubject: TPR. J. DILLY, KAFFRARIAN RANGERS   Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:29 pm

http://www.neatemedals.co.uk/medals/campaign-medals/south-africa-medal-1877-1879-bar-1877-8.html

Nice medal, only 46 awarded to the Kaffrarian Rangers.
Is this the same unit as the Kaffrarian Rifles???
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PostSubject: Trpr. J.Dilly Kaffrarian Rangers    Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:49 pm

Hi Tasker .
Listed in the Medal Roll by Forsyth , 124 Medals Issued , 122 ( 77-78 ) , 1 ( 78 ) , 1 ( 79 ) = 124 ; 78 Medals & Clasps returned to Woolwich / Mint .
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PostSubject: Re: TPR. J. DILLY, KAFFRARIAN RANGERS   Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:26 pm

"The Kaffrarian Rifles (now the Buffalo Volunteer Rifles (BVR)) is an infantry regiment of the South African Army. As a reserve unit, it has a status roughly equivalent to that of a British Territorial Army or United States Army National Guard unit. It is headquartered in the city of East London. This unit was formed in East London in 1876, as the Buffalo Corps of Rifle Volunteers, for service in the 9th Frontier War. It disbanded in 1879. (East London is situated on the Buffalo River, hence the name). The unit was re-formed in July 1883 and was named after the region of Kaffraria, the 19th-century name for the region around East London. There had previously been many other units from this region, from which the Regiment can also claim descent: Kaffrarian Volunteer Corps, Kaffrarian Mounted Rifles (Kaffrarian Rangers), Buffalo Volunteer Rifles Corps, Buffalo Volunteer Engineers, Kaffrarian Volunteer Artillery Corps, Berlin Mounted Volunteers, Cape Mounted Yeomanry (1st Regiment), Frontier Mounted Riflemen (Brabant's Horse), East London Volunteers (Von Linsignen's Buffalo Corps and later Walkers Horse). On 1 December 1900 George Herbert Farrar was appointed as a Major in the Kaffrarian Rifles."
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PostSubject: Trpr. J.Dilly Kaffrarian Rangers    Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:53 am

Hi Tasker .
Forgot to add they were two distinct units , Rangers & Rifles according to the medal roll .
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PostSubject: Re: TPR. J. DILLY, KAFFRARIAN RANGERS   Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:25 pm

I have a medal too PTE. H.RAYNER, KAFFRARIAN VOLS, Clasp 1877-78. Salute
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PostSubject: Re: TPR. J. DILLY, KAFFRARIAN RANGERS   Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:41 pm

TOWERBOY wrote:
I have a medal too PTE. H.RAYNER, KAFFRARIAN VOLS, Clasp 1877-78. Salute

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