Third Contingent Rough Riders

Third Contingent Rough Riders

Members of New Zealand's Third Contingent in South Africa, 1900.

Together with the Fourth New Zealand Contingent, the Third were known as the ‘Rough Riders’ due to their numbers consisting of citizens who were naturally good marksmen and riders as opposed to trained Volunteers.

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HM Cavino

Posted: 07 Nov 2013

Kia ora PD Bradley. My great grandfather Henry Herbert Steedman served in the third contingent. Can you by chance tell me if he is named on the back and if so which one he is? Thank you so much.

P D Bradley

Posted: 06 Nov 2013

I have an original photo of this pic which was taken by W.H.Neal, Artist in Photography, Napier, N.Z. dated 2/2/1900. It states they are the "HAWKES BAY ROUGH RIDERS' CONTINGENT-FEBRUARY 1900" It lists all the mens names in the photo. The 9th soldier from the left in the back row is one of my husbands family F.T. Bradley . I found the photo in amongst a lot of old family albums.


Posted: 23 Jul 2013

I had an uncle who was a rough rider he joined up for the 2 boer war, he jumped ship in Cape Town and joined up this unit his name was Gustave Nielson we have his medal and his spurs have you any history, I now know that it was a nz unit? It's a bit puzzling