QSA To The RSF, KIA

QSA To The RSF, KIA

QSA 2 bars Tugela Heights , Relief of Ladysmith 5789 PTE M MONAGHAN 2 R SCOTS FUS


Pte Monaghan was killed in action at Pieter's Hill on the 27th of February 1900

In the final assault on Pieter's Hill General Barton's force was the Royal Scots Fusiliers, Royal Irish Fusiliers and Dublin Fusiliers. In his telegraphic despatch of 28th February General Buller says, "They crept about one and a half miles down the bank of the river, and ascending an almost precipitous cliff of about 500 feet, assaulted and carried the top of Pieter's Hill". It will be remembered that after taking the summit, which, as so often happened, was found to be larger than anticipated, General Barton's force was heavily attacked from the north and east and south-east. As to this General Buller says: "General Barton's force had to bear a heavy attack for a considerable time single-handed. His dispositions were extremely good; his three regiments were very well handled; his men fought most gallantly, and stubbornly maintained their position".

The battalion's losses were in the fourteen days' fighting approximately, 4 officers and 26 men killed, 9 officers and 72 men wounded

Medal with original ribbon and in in toned NEF condition

Code: 50986

Reserved