Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1995.95.20
CGA (Cape Garrison Artillery) badge, Anglo Boer War
Cape Garrison Artillery [Wikipedia, 2010]
WIKIPEDIA : "The CGA was mobilized for participation in the Second Anglo-Boer War in 1899. Initially the Regiment had 373 members, but the figure increased to 560 (with some recruits arriving from overseas) by February 1900.
During 1900 the CGA was mainly used on the main western railway line of Cape Colony, as well as west of that line, assisting in garrisoning important posts. A small number of CGA members were also under the command of Sir Charles Warren in Griqualand West. Parts of the Regiment also joined Kitchener’s Horse.
Elements of the CGA were also involved in the attack on Jacobsdal on 25 October 1900.
During 1901 detachments of the Regiment were often stationed alongside the Cape Town Highlanders as well as other local troops in the west of Cape Colony and other areas, up to the German South West Africa border.
Other actions that elements of the CHA were involved in during the war were: Brugspruit (October 1900), Wonderfontein (February 1901), Naauwpoort (February 1901), Mafeking (November 1901), Omkyk (January 1902), Okiep (April 1902) and Daspoort near Pretoria (May 1902).
Anglo Boer War (South African) 1899-1902
1 January 1899 to 31 December 1902
- 0 - Whole height : 17mm
- 0 - Whole width : 44mm
- 0 - Whole depth : 8mm
5 December 2002
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