1896 2nd MATABELE REBELLION cover to London cancelled BULAWAYO OC 2 96. At the lower left is an endorsement ‘On Active Service’ and the signature of Capt R Moore, 7th Hussar. The cover has been taxed and ‘6d’ and octagonal ‘T/60c’handstamps applied. This was the rate for officers. A London NO 16 96 receiving cancel is on the back. In March 1896, the Matabele revolted against the authority of the British South Africa Company. The war finally ended in October 1897 after over 400 Rhodesian and Military casualties and reputedly 50,000 Matabele dead or wounded.