Anglo Boer War, Queens South Africa Campaign, Natal Mounted Rifles QSA Medal.
Named to 246 Trooper C.F. Tunmer. Natal Mounted Rifles: with Five Clasps for Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Transvaal and Laing’s Nek, Named to (246 Tpr: C.F. Tunmer. Natal M.R.) This Natal Mounted Rifles QSA Medal also Includes copies of the Medal and Clasp entitlements.
Natal Mounted Rifles: was founded in 1888. with the merger of the Victoria, Alexandra, Durban and Umzimkulu Mounted Rifles. The new regiment at first consisted of two wings but in 1894. the left wing became the Border Mounted Rifles. In 1904. a machine gun section with six weapons was added. In 1913. the two regiments were reunited as the 3rd Mounted Rifles. The numeral was then dropped in 1932. The Natal Mounted Rifles served through out the Siege of Ladysmith and was part of the action at Wagon Hill on January the 6th 1900. It was the only Natal unit to leave the province after the Republicans were driven out, serving with the 8th Division in the Free State until October of 1900. A contingent of 500 men served throughout the 1906-1907. Zulu rebellion. The regiment was mobilised in August of 1914. and served in German South West Africa with the Central Force. The Natal Mounted Rifles became an infantry unit in 1934. It was mobilised on June the 3rd 1940. and posted to the 2nd South Africa Brigade, serving in Ethiopia and North Africa. In 1943. the unit absorbed into the 3rd reconnaissance battalion, South Africa Tank Corps. The next year the unit merged with the South Africa Air Force Armoured Car Battalion for service in Italy but later that year the Natal Mounted Rifles, now a tank unit, reverted to infantry. Natal mounted rifles QSA medal.