Post Boer War Natal 1906 medal Zulu Rebellion Trooper S Atkinson Umvoti Mtd Rifl
Natal 1906 Zulu Rebellion campaign medal, officially impressed lettering, Tpr: S. This force came to be known officially as the Umvoti Field Force, and popularly as the Leuchars Field Force. The Umvoti Mounted Rifles, which had been relegated to subsidiary roles in the Anglo-Zulu and the Anglo-Boer Wars, saw more extensive action in 1906, with deployment marked by the widespread'drives' characteristic of colonial operations, as well as a roving defence of the strategic drifts over the Thukela separating Natal and Zululand. Post Boer War Natal 1906 medal Zulu Rebellion Trooper S Atkinson Umvoti Mtd Rifl. The Zulu uprising in Natal during 1906 was the result of a series of culminating factors and misfortunes; an economic slump following the end of the Boer War, simmering discontent at the influx of White and Indian immigration causing demographic changes in the landscape, a devastating outbreaks of rinderpest among cattle and a rise in a quasi-religious separatist movement with a rallying call of, Africa for the Africans.
N 1907 the Natal Government was authorised to issue a silver medal for this rebellion for service between 8 Feb-3 Aug 1906. Those who served for 50 days on active service were awarded the bar 1906 and 10,000 medals were issued about 20% being without bar. The effigy of King Edward faces to the right and the ribbon is crimson with black edges. Officers medals were engraved and the remainder were impressed. The item "Post Boer War Natal 1906 medal Zulu Rebellion Trooper S Atkinson Umvoti Mtd Rifl" is in sale since Monday, February 17, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Medals/ Ribbons". The seller is "theonlineauctionsale" and is located in Offchurch. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Country/ Organization: Great Britain
- Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
- Type: Medals & Ribbons
- Conflict: 1906 Natal Rebellion
- Service: Army
- Era: 1816-1913