Relief Of Ladysmith

When the town of Ladysmith was relieved the mounted troops were the first to arrive, but depending on which account you believe it was either the Natal Carbineers or the 14th Hussars. This contemporary illustration shows cavalry in slouch hats which suggests that colonial troops are depicted. The 14th were still wearing the helmet at this stage of the war. Sir George White is to the right of the picture, with his staff, saluting the relieving force.

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