Story: South African War

Queen's scarf

Queen's scarf

The scarf shown here was one of eight knitted by Queen Victoria, four of which were presented to colonial soldiers who performed acts of gallantry. This one was given to Private Henry Coutts of the 1st Contingent, who rescued a wounded mate caught in an ambush at Sanna's Post on 31 March 1900. The other objects are trophies also brought back by Henry Coutts.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'South African War - The legacy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012