Queen’s South Africa, bar Transvaal, 37406 Pte J. Duff, Scottish Horse.
Private John Duff from Scotland, joined the 2nd Scottish Horse, Imperial Yeomanry from the 4th Volunteer Battalion Gordon Highlanders, discharged at Aldershot on 3rd September 1902, additionally earning the SA 1902 clasp which would have been sent separately loose.
The Marquis of Tullibardine’s Scottish Horse, was an unusual yeomanry unit, he chose to pick men of Scottish descent, most of Pte Duff’s battalion were in fact Australian but with Scottish Heritage, denoted as such on the medal roll.
An account of the regiment states: “In November 1900 Lord Kitcheneer sanctioned the raising of a regiment to be known as the Scottish Horse. Lord Tullibardine soon started recruiting from Scotsmen or men of Scottish descent, in South Africa, chiefly in Natal; and on 4th February 1901 he took the field with three squadrons. To these other squadrons were soon added. The Volunteer Service Companies of Scottish regiments furnished no less than 200 men.”