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1901 Boer War envelope cover, 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles. Envelope front addressed to. 'Mr John Moore, Bellingen, Bellinger River, NSW, Australia.' Sender details at top. 'From J. McCristal, 261, 'B' Squad, 2nd Regt, NSW, Mounted Rifles on Active Service, South Africa.' South African Republic 2½ Penny stamp with Krugersdorp cancellation dated 22 June 1901. Also with 'passed by censor' stamps for Johannesburg & for Krugersdorp. Trooper Timothy William McCristal, 261, 2nd, NSW, Mounted Rifles. Regt raised from men throughout NSW with a total of 708 officers, NCO's & men & 659 horses. It departed Sydney 15/3/1901, arriving in South Africa 17/1/1901. Engaged in OP's against general De la Rey, Kemp, Potgeitiers & Vermaas in the Western Transvaal 23/4/1901 to 1/10/1901, later into the Eastern Transvaal. Returned to Australia & disembarked Sydney 4/6/1902 having lost 2 officers & 23 ORs, killed or died on service. gVF. ScarceAVAILABLE at A$150