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QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL : OFFICER : DORSET IMPERIAL YEOMANRY :

Bars, 'Cape Colony', 'Orange Free State', 'Transvaal', 'South Africa 1901', 'South Africa 1902', officially engraved naming - Lieut. CULLODEN ROWAN, Imp. Yeo. : ( CULLODEN ROWAN - Born around 1851, a widower and gentleman, residing at Bycullah Park, Enfield, on 29 March 1881 when he married Hephaibah Leslie, the widow of Colonel Arthur Leslie, CB., 40th.Foot at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Waltham Cross : Had previously served as a Lieutenant with the 3rd.Middlesex Rifle Volunteers when he resigned his Commission on 24 October 1885 : With the outbreak of the South African War in 1899, he obtained a Commission in the Imperial Yeomanry and served in South Africa with 26th.Company, 7th.Battalion (Dorset) : He may well have been present on 23 May 1901 during the action at Witpoortje, when some three hundred Boers delivered a desperate attack on a British convoy proceeding from Potchefstroon to Ventersdorp, escorted by men of the 26th. Company, who had arrived from Ventersdorp with one field gun : The gun was rapidly brought into action and the troops from Potchefstroom, who had previously formed the escort prior to handing over that duty to the men of 26th.Company, returned to the scene, which forced the Boers to break off from the engagement : However later in the day the Boers returned to deliver a second attack on the convoy : In these engagements the 26th. Company had three men killed with a further twelve men wounded.) : Sold with verification; copy London Gazette entry; copy Marriage Certificate and related research : Mounted on a good length of original ribbon EF - £495