A QSA to Private Brown of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Volunteer Rifles. The Regiment played an active role in the Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902). Initially, it was deployed to protect a long stretch of the railway line through the Western Cape. In May 1900, it was assigned to Lt Gen Sir Charles Warren’s column, to recapture areas of Griqualand West from Boer and Cape Rebel forces. The Dukes’ commanding officer, Lt Col William Spence, was killed in action during a Boer attack on the column’s base on the farm Fabers Puts on 30 May 1900.
From June 1900 until the end of the war in May 1902, the Regiment was split up into small detachments, which manned outposts and blockhouses in the northern Cape.
An economical and single clasp QSA