medal code J3267

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A SCARCE SOUTH AFRICA 1834-53 TO TROOPER IN THE 7TH DRAGOON GUARDS WHO SERVED AGAINST THE BOERS IN 1845 AND TOOK PART IN THE WAR OF THE AXE 1846-7

SOUTH AFRICA 1834-53 ‘G. KING. 7TH. DN. GDS.’

Trooper George King served in South Africa from 1844-5, taking a part in operations against the Boers in 1845 and the Frontier War 1846-47 (War of the Axe). During their service in South Africa, the 7th Dragoon Guards spent a large amount of time on patrol work, convoy duty in small sections at various posts and were frequently under attack or threat of, especially ambushes of which their were many during the conflict.

THE 7TH DRAGOON GUARDS AND THE SEVENTH KAFFIR WAR 1846-47

The Voyage to South Africa 1843

The so-called Kaffir Wars, or Cape Frontier Wars, were……………

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A scarce medal to the 7th Dragoon Guards, with only 150 medals issued to the Regiment. This is far less than most of the 19 British Regiments/corps entitled to the medal, with only the 72nd (129) and 75th (116) being issued less.

Condition VF, a little contact wear and minor EK’s.

Code J3267        Price £  SOLD