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Does anyone have any info on the 10th IY, namely where they were recruited from and which Boer War areas they served in?

Cheers mike

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It depends whether you mean the 10th Company or the 10th Battalion. 10 Co was the Sherwood Rangers, serving with the 3rd Battalion IY. 10 Bn comprised 37 and 38 (Bucks), 39 (Berks) and 40 (Oxfordshire) Cos. There's a substantial book on the 3rd Battalion, covering the activities of the 1st and 2nd contingents. There's a book by Gaskell of 38 Co, and Peel of 40 Co, who served in the first contingent but neither served the full year with their company. There is very little information available on the 2nd contingent of the 10th Battalion.

Most Boer War IY histories are rare and expensive. It might be possible to help further if I knew the reason for your interest in the 10th IY.

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Many thanks! I was watching 2 items on Ebay for this unit but i got completely blown out of the water on bidding I'm guessing people knew how rare they were and they were silver!

Cheers Mike

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Mike,

10 Bn comprised 37 and 38 (Bucks), 39 (Berks) and 40 (Oxfordshire) Companies

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Yeomanry medals are all fairly sought after, so you can expect to pay £120 to £180 for a Queens South Africa medal and if the person were an officer or wounded killed then maybe double or more... 

·       Trooper 8008 IY by Sidney Peel 40 Coy 10th Battalion - first contingent Bucks IY

With Lord Methuen in South Africa by February 1900 to June 1901 BY H. S..GASKELL, M.B., CK.B.- 38 Coy 10th Battalion Bucks IY

There are 120 men in each Company and two contingents. If you get the Casualty book then you can identify all casualties in the contingent and places. Which gives a pretty good idea of where the Company was at different dates.

Wayne

 

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