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QSA Scottish Horse Aberdeen Man

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Queen’s South Africa, bar Transvaal, 37406 Trooper John Duff, 2nd Bn Scottish Horse, enlisted from the Gordon Highlanders. A young Aberdeen Man.

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Queen’s South Africa, bar Transvaal, 37406 Trooper John Duff, 2nd Bn Scottish Horse, enlisted from the Gordon Highlanders. A young Aberdeen Man.

 

Officially impressed: “37406 Tpr: J. Duff. Scottish Horse.”

 

Confirmed on the roll, later issued a SA 1902 clasp loose.

 

With copy service papers, of attestation with the Scottish Horse.

 

John Duff was born in Culter, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire circa 1880. Lived in the City centre of Aberdeen.

 

He was born in the town of Peterculter, the son of James and Elizabeth Duff, they lived in Granton Place in the parish of St Machar in Aderdeen City Centre.

 

Aged 21 and working as a Mason census showing him as a “Freestone Hewer”, being a serving member of the 4th Volunteer Battalion Gordon Highlanders he requested to be enlisted into the new Scottish Horse regiment of the Imperial Yeomanry at Abderdeen on 18th November 1901.

 

He served in the Boer War with the Transvaal Army from 14th December 1901 until 27th August 1902.

 

Arriving back home on 28th August 1902 after the end of the war, and discharged on 3rd September 1902.

 

An unusual Yeomanry Unit, the Marquess of Tullibardine, John Stewart-Murray the 8th Duke of Atholl, had raised the unit during the war, having asked Lord Kitchener, who he had previously served under at Omdurman to form a new regiment exclusively for Scotsmen and some select colonials of Scottish descent.