Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:15 pm
This is a Short Magazine Lee Enfield Mk.I* issued to the Natal Light Horse.The N.L.H., 500 strong, was raised in August, 1914 and was part of the Central Force during the invasion of German South West Africa by the Union of South Africa in 1915.
The N.L.H. was involved in the battle of Gibeon on the 27th April, 1915 where they suffered casualties. In all probability this rifle was present.
The unit was disbanded in June 1915, some of its members later serving in other regiments.