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  This is primary source info, so take it for what it is... interpret what you will....  

An added note... low numbers may mean a unit is rarer than another, but it does not mean it is automatically more desirable....  

Although in the Case of the S.A. Sharpshooters... I would buy em! :-)  

On a couple of units I have subtracted 1 or 2 men off the roll, just so I can see where it is from if it turns up elsewhere...   For discussion and interpretation, please go HERE

War and Victory medals  

Numbers on the Roll as of 29.1.21  

S.A. Field Artillery Europeans - 2 759
S.A. Field Artillery Natives – 786
S.A. Heavy Artillery – 3 231
Misc. Trades Coy. – 465
C.A.H.T.C. – 6 323
S.A.S.C. – 8 717
1st and 2nd Mtd Brigades – 8 322
S.A. Ordinance – 13
Military Police – 11
S.A.R. Gangers – 10
S.A.R.os.D.S. – 718
S.A.W.S.C. – 182
4th S.A. Horse – 1 201
1st Special S.A. Engineers – 179
A.G. Base – 130
S.A. postal Corps – 30
S.A. Vetinary Corps – 1 090
10th S.A. Horse – 1 070
S.A. mtd. Engineers – 384
S.A. pioneers – 944
S.A.M.C. Union – 2 206
S.A.M.C.C. – 898
Camp. Com.Staff.Potch. – 450
S.A. Sharp Shooters – 24
S.A. Irish – 923
Natal Light Horse – 1 300
2nd Transvaal Scottish – 780
5th Infantry – 1 270
1st Batt. 7th Infantry – 990
Stokes Mortar Battery – 94
Camp.Com Staff Roberts Heights – 661
Div. Sig. Company - 1 458
Garrison M.P. – 172
11th Infantry – 1 430
20th Mtd Rifles – 820
10th Inf Wits Rifles – 1 227
12th Mtd Rifles – 440
5th Mtd Rifles – 560
1st SAI Brigade – 23 798
1st S.A.R. – 324
S.A.M.C.E.A. – 3 206
Base Depot, Durban – 350
Gen. Depot, Wynberg – 114
Native Labour Corps – 327
1st S.A.I. Details – 1 016
Nairobi Howitzers – 49
2nd S.A.R. – 712
Indian bearer Coy. – 660
Recruiting Staff – 80
Record Staff Simonstown – 4
Record Staff Rbts Heights – 13
S.A. Pay Corps – 551
Record Staff Pietermbg – 1
C.C. Staff – 5
Rest Camp Durban – 14
Rest Camp Johannesburg – 9
C.C. Staff Kimberly – 68
S.A.M.C. O/S – 484
Gen Depot Durban – 157
2nd batt 1st Inf D.L.I. – 703
1st Tvl Scottish – 1 090
2nd and 3rd S.A.I. Bgde – 16 127
1st batt 1st Inf – 704
2nd batt Kimberly Regiment 1 000
Hartigans Horse – 4700
12th Inf Pretoria Regt 1 442
2nd Mtd Rifles Ntl Carb – 640
1st Mtd Rifles Natal Carbineers – 728
Cape Corps – 7 473
4th Mtd Rifles – 870
4th Infantry – 1 228
3rd Mtd. Rifles – 601
5th Mtd Rifles 1st ILH – 882
8th Mtd Rifles – 840
3rd Infantry – 778
2nd Infantry – 914
Cape Corps 2nd – 7 473  

In Progress (so far)  

9th Infantry C.P.R. – 710
4th Dismounted Rifles – 550
11th Mounted Rifles – 400
18th Mounted Rifles – 380

Lists for 1914-15 stars....      

Position as at 3.1.1921 115 530 names passed on Rolls. Units dealt with and total of names dealt with during January 1921  

10th Infantry – 877
11th Infantry – 70
8th Mounted Rifles – 820
20th Mounted Rifles - 280
3rd Infantry – 778
5th M.R. 1st Imperial Light Horse – 882
5th M.R. 2nd Imperial Light Horse – 560
12th M.R. – 440
9th infantry – 710
2nd Infantry – 914
4th Dismounted Rifles – 550
18th M.R. - 380
11th M.R. - 400  

Total for Month 7 661  

Daily average per clerk 35 names    

Position as at 29.1.1921 123191 names passed on rolls. The following units have been dealt with and the under mentioned number of names have been passed on to the rolls during 02.1921  

18th Mounted Rifles - 486
11th Mounted Rifles - 100
9th Infantry - 1 510
4th D.M.R. - 519
2nd Imperial Light Horse, 5th M.R. - 563
9th and 10th M.R. - 214
Hartigans Horse Supp Roll - 183
Rand Rifles - 1 107
Potch A Commando - 477
Lichtenburg Commando - 748
Potch B Commando – 331
Ermelo A Commando – 233
Wolmaranstad Commando – 180
Marico Commando – 140
Bloemhof Commando – 130
Krugersdorp Commando – 800
Uys Scouts – 43
De La Reys Scouts – 60  

Total for month 7 823   Each clerk averages 32 names per day.   Position as at 26.2.1921 121014 names passed on rolls. The following units have been dealt with and the undermentioned number of names have been passed on to the rolls during period 27.2.1921 and 1.4.1921  

Wolmaranstad Commando - 61
Marico Commando - 204
Bloemhof Commando - 200
Krugersdorp Commando - 162
Standerton B Commando - 242
Heidelburg B Commando - 362
Bethel Commando - 284
Heidelberg A Commando - 510
Middleberg B Commando - 250
Standerton A Commando - 470
Middleberg A Commando - 857
Piet Retief Commando - 275
Vryheid Commando - 220
Carolina Commando - 210
Collins Scouts - 90
Lemmers Scouts - 46
Utrecht Commando - 318
Wakkerstroom Commando - 360
Ermelo Commando - 240
Bothas Natal Horse - 581
Swarts Scouts - 50
Groblers Scouts - 40
3rd Regt. 5th Mtd Brigade - 350
1st Regt. 5th Mtd Brigade - 368
2nd Regt. 5th Mtd Brigade - 374
6th Regt. 5th Mtd Brigade - 373
5th Regt. 5th Mtd Brigade - 381
4th Regt. 5th Mtd Brigade - 399
Lydenburg Commando - 438
Rustenburg Commando - 353
Bothas Scouts Left Wing - 104
Bothas Mtd Rifles - 235
Pieters Commando - 338
Helgaardts Scouts - 30
Waterburg Commando - 263
Enslins Horse - 130
Hunts Scouts - 10
1st Rhod Regt - 240  

Total for Month 10 418

Position as at 1.4.1921 131432 names passed on rolls. The following units have been dealt with and the undermentioned number of names have been passed on to the rolls during period 1.4.1921 and 30.4.1921  

Helgaards Scouts - 31
Hunts Scouts - 60
6th Infantry - 882
5th D.M.R. - 440
10th D.M.R. & 13th M.D. - 610
17th M.R. - 627
6th D.M.R. - 722
14th D.M.R. - 550
Celliers Scouts - 100
Durban Garrison Art. - 300
9th D.M.R. - 907
1st D.M.R. - 654
S.A.M.C. Officers - 358
7th Citizen Battery - 160
Cape Fort Engs. - 193
Enslins Horse - 491
1st Rhod Regt - 349
8th Citizen Battery - 170
Cape Garrison Arty - 770
Mt Bbde Field Amb. - 360
12th Citizen Battery - 240
Heavy Art - 220
6th Citizen batt (European) - 113
6th Citizen Batt (Native) - 68
Britstown Commando - 273
Victoria West Commando - 290  

Total for Month 9 938      

Position as at 30.4.1921 141370 names passed on rolls. The following units have been dealt with and the undermentioned number of names have been passed on to the rolls during period 1.5.1921 and 25.5.1921  

Mtd. Bgde Field Ambulance - 508
Cape Garrison Artillery - 20
Machine Gun Detachment - 550
Heavy Artillery - 720
Victoria West Commando - 8
Carnarvon Commando - 352
S.A.M.N.S. - 190
Clan William Commando 450
S.A.M.C. - 1085
Fraserburg Commando - 336
Prieska Commando - 240
Kimberly Commando - 320
Cullinans Horse - 557
Sutherland Commando - 250
Graaff Reinet Commando - 490
Kalahari Horse - 710
Calvinia Kenhardt Commando - 794
Hanover Colesburg Commando - 320
Hay Commando - 230
Barkley West Commando - 910
De Aar Commando - 80
8th and 13th D.M.R. - 650
S.A. Pay Corps - 380
Cradock Commando - 380
Hopetown Commando - 130  

Total for Month 10 660  

Stars engraved to date 30 318 Stars dispatched to date 28 494     Position as at 28.06.1921, 152030 names passed on Rolls. The following units have been dealt with and the undermentioned number of names have been passed on to the Rolls during the period 29.5.1921 to 1.6.1921  

Kalahari Horse - 430
De Aar Commando - 61
Pay Corps - 80
Hopetown Commando - 144
Midland Scouts - 50
Parkinsons Horse - 66
Mafeking Commando - 139
S.A.E.C. - 1914
Vryburg Commando - 510
2nd Regiment S.A.M.R. 710
1st Regiment S.A.M.R. 905
Philipstown Commando - 231
Gordonia Commando - 151
Van Rhysdorp Commando - 740
3rd Regiment S.A.M.R. - 570
Namaqualand Commando - 409
4th Regiment S.A.M.R.- 678
5th Regiment S.A.M.R. - 762
Nieuwoudsville Commando - 204
Herbert Commando - 359
Art. Training Depot - 990
S.A. Vet Corps - 490
S.A.A.C. - 166
S.A. Ord. Corps - 910
S.A.M.R. F.A.B. - 660
C.O.C.s Bodyguard - 110
Kakamas Commando - 48
Special Intelligence - 68
Cape Cyclist Corps - 60
1st, 2nd & 3rd Ind. Mtd.R. - 80
S.A.S.C. - 440
8th Cit Batt Natives - 100
B.S.A.P. - 54
S.A.M.R. Med Section - 60
S.A.M.R. Natives - 485
Depots (Base and Gen) - 280
Staffs (Rank and File) - 180  

Total for month - 14294  

Stars engraved to date - 38 175 Stars dispatched to date - 25 020    

The Engravers  

1 Chief Supervisor
J. Storey  

10 Supervisors
F. Sutherland F. Mackintosh J.S. Anderson H. Reeves H.H. Dolphin N.E. Coker Van E. Noome S.G.N. Webber R.E. Horwood  

36 Assistants
J.A. Russouw J. Smith (Left employ) H.A.T.v.d.Poel J.J. Pienaar E. Gardener C.W. Apsey O. Schunke R.L. Jubber A.E.J. Prince E. van Broembson H.L. Hurray J. Murray J.S. Pretorius E. Donovan L.A. Mahon Dexter ? H. Elstab H. Booth J.S.T. Wates S. Bloom J.T. Weir G.T. Hendry P.J. von Os C.O. Oxenholme J. Keith W.S. Forbes W.H. Baker R.C. de Villiers D.J. van Enter M. Russouw V. Shearsmith C.F. Margetson   Stampers L.H. Brink W.D. Mattews

 
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