Title: Southern Cross Scots – the Australian and New Zealand participation in the Marquis of Tullibardine’s Scottish Horse during the South African War of 1899-1902
Author: Price, John
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1992
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 188 pages
Comments: A concise account of Australian and New Zealand participation in the Marquis of Tullibardine’s Scottish Horse during the South African War (Boer War) of 1899 – 1902. Now a scarce and long out of print title.
The Scottish Horse were raised for the South African War in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg and expanded to two regiments.
The 1st and 2nd Scottish Horse were formed from Australian volunteers plus drafts from Scotland and South Africa. In 1902 both regiments were disbanded at Edinburgh Castle, after repatriating Australians and discharging South Africans.
Later in 1902 The Scottish Horse were reconstituted as two regiments by the Duke of Atholl, both claiming descent from the original Scottish Horse.
By June 1906 it was 396 men strong, however it was disbanded in 1907 in favour of the Transvaal’s Imperial Light Horse.
Includes – Nominal Roll, Previous service of Australsian members of the Scottish Horse, Honours & Awards and Casualties