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Lord Chelmsford Said .Buller is ‘one of the finest soldiers of the century’, so modest and reticent –that it was difficult to say for what individual deed he had got the Victoria Cross as he had been doing acts worthy of it all along the line
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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 . cheers 90th.
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Subject: 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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Subject: 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 . cheers 90th.