Indian Ambulance Corps at Natal was created by Mahatma Gandhi for use by the British as stretcher bearers during the 2nd Boer War, with expenses met by the local Indian community. Gandhi and the corps served at the Battle of Spoon cop. It consisted of 300 free Indians and 800 indentured labourers. Gandhi was bestowed with the 'KAISER-i-HIND' and other medals by the British for his work in Boer war. This was given up by Gandhi after the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919.