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Fred Crewe. Eaymond Id. A Memento of Made king. Republic Staats Artillery. South African Republic spent some millions of money on the equipment of their Artillery, recruited from all nationalities, and commanded by German officers and the sons of influential Executive members. The Hospital at MapeicinG. The Cemetery at Mapeking, showing Sandbag Entrenchments. The E. Content used as a Hospital, showing Makes of Boer Shells. Dummy Fort at Mafeking. Major-General Clements. Major-General Baden-Pouvell. Major-General Paget. Major-General Bruce Hamilton.

General Piiinsloo. General P. General Louis Botha. General De la Bey.


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Cape Town, Four Snapshots. Guns Destroyed by Boers at jSTelspruit. Camp at Nooigedacht, where British were Imprisoned.

A Colenso Gun, recaptured at Rustenburg. Argylls Resting at Crocodile Poort. Guns Destroyed by Boers. Argylls Descending Mountains to Wateryal Onder. Netherlands Ambulance at Modderspruit. Maxim Gun, manufactured by a Boer at Fieksburg, captured by C. Expiration of Ultimatum.

Battle of Kraaipan. Battle of Talana Hill. Battle of Elandslaagte. Nesbit, left Vryburg for. Mafeking, and was captured by Boers at Kraaipan, the prisoners being conveyed to Pretoria, where they remained till released by Lord Roberts. Transvaal Flag at Newcastle. Boers repulsed. Volunteers of Cape Colony called out. The Boers assembled in great force near Dundee, Natal.

At early. The Devons steadily made for. The trophies included three Maxim-Nordenfelt guns. Reconnoitring party came upon Boer force outside Kimberley. Cronje bombarding Mafeking. Colonel Plainer had an engagement with the enemy near Tuli. Colonel Grimwood on the right, and Colonel Castleton on. Later on the whole force surrendered, and were conveyed to Pretoria. Railway station captured. Ladysmith invested, communication being cut off.

Boers reported to have invaded Zululand. Colenso evacuated by the British garrison. Met with an enthusiastic reception. Joubert humanely acceded to this request, suggesting a spot outside the firing range, afterwards christened Funkum Dorp by the Tommies. Piet Cronje killed.

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Troops cheered and sang National Anthem. Kruger threatened to execute six British officers if the Transvaal spy, Marks, was not released. Colonel Gough in command. After ascertaining. It was here that Mr. Two trucks and an armoured gun in front had been overturned. Sir C. Clery assumed com. Estcourt isolated by Natal Boers. Battle of Belmont, in Cape Colony, successfully fought. Dislodged at Enslin by Methuen at the Battle of Graspan. British force reached Frere. The Naval Brigade rendered great assistance from the railway. Battle of Magersfontein. Skirmish in Natal, in which Lieut.

Chandos-Pole-Gell was taken prisoner when going unarmed to meet a flag of truce. Cronje refused to give him up, declaring that he was a spy. Refused to hold further communication with Methuen. Modder River, threw up entrenchments extending at least fifteen miles along the foot of the hills, which rose in a semi-circle. Modder in face of the enemy. As a further precaution against confusion ropes were used. Of the brigade were killed, wounded, and missing.

Ladysmith relief column arrived at Colenso. Boers retired with forty killed. Battle of Colenso. They had also built a military bridge over the river to the north of. Colonel Long, with the artillery, determined to advance, contrary to orders. Gametree Port, at Mafeking. Affair near Dordrecht.

Paton, and nineteen men were killed and twenty-four men wounded. Reinforcement of six hundred men and two guns arriving on Boer side, compelled retirement of British, who numbered British, under command of Lieut. A small garrison at Kuruman, after a long bombardment, surrendered to the Boers. Boers attacked Rensberg and Cypher-.

Colonel Ian Hamilton made a most brilliant defence. The Boers also. The Earl of. Ii0rd Roberts. Battle of Slingersfonteiu. Fighting at Gaberones. Battle of Spion Kop. Australian Horse patrol near Rensburg were surprised by an ambush and eight were taken prisoners. Boers occupied Prieska. Steevens, war correspondent for Daily Mail , London, died from enteric fever.

Long Cecil constructed at Kimberley. Eighth Division ordered to mobilise at Aldershot. Kimberley subjected to heavy bombardment, directed chiefly at Sanatorium. Two women and two children killed and several houses wrecked. Warren held position about fourteen hundred yards from enemy on Spion Kop. The Boers were hidden from sight,. Battery, marched from camp at Modder River to Koodoosberg Drift. Position held for an hour while pontoon bridge was thrown across the river and main attack made on Vaal Krantz.

New Zealanders at Rensburg captured Boer outpost.

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Krantz Kloof captured. The enemy quitted the drift during the night. Lord Roberts Advances. Boer attack. General French advanced round the left of the Boer position at 5 lagers-fontein towards Kimberley. Battle of Paardeberg. Battle of Driefontein. All Boer positions round Kimberley abandoned by the Boers. Reached Paardeberg and entrenched him self strongly in river-bed. General Macdonald wounded. Lord Roberts,. Offer declined. Bombarded them during the day. Buffer within six miles of Ladysmith, fighting all the waj r. Boer prisoners from Paardeberg sent South.

General French seized the railway. Colonel Pilcher with two hundred men marched to Ladybrand and took the Ladybrand Landdrost and Field-Cornet prisoners. Stejm appointed Commandant-General of the Free State. Heavy fighting at Wepener. Sunday River and the base at Ladysmith. Driven back by the Naval guns. General Clery in command. Colonel Dalgety, of the C. Four men were wounded. Aided by Yeomanry and Mounted Infantry, Rundle drove them off and occupied their position.

Irish Rifles captured a Free State flag. Attacked by two thousand Boers with two guns and one pom-pom. Boers left hurriedly, leaving rifles and ammunition behind them. General Hutton forced the passage of the river after a vigorous bombardment. After a. Imperial Yeomanry chased the Boers for some miles. Smithfleld held by the Somersets and Royal Irish Rifles.

Steyn Kroonstad. The Free Staters utterly demoralised. Boers were beaten and lost heavily. At Mafeking Sarel Eloff made a desperate attempt to storm the town. His force got divided in the darkness and a strong party was pushed in between it. Plumer and Mahon joined forces twenty miles west of Mafeking.

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General Hunter, with two brigades, made a rapid march into the Transvaal and occupied Christiana without opposition. Methuen entered Hoopstadt without opposition; Generals Duprez and Daniels, with forty men, surrendered. British casualties two wounded. No casualties. Answered that surrender must be unconditional. Boers retired to Senekal and Ficksburg.

Lord Methuen received surrender of rifles and upwards of , rounds of ammunition. Battle near Douglas. Detachment of 14th Hussars fired on from farm near Kroonstad over which white flag was flying. Kaffir kraal, which was implicated, also burnt. British occupied Krugersdorp and Yereeniging. Twenty-seven Free State and Transvaal locomotives captured. President Kruger proclaimed his intention of defending Johannesburg. Four casualties. Hunter reached Yryburg. De Wet reoccupied Heilbron. First Boer reinforcements arrived from various directions.

A small party of Boers, ignorant of the surrender, found occupying a hill behind the town. Three Boers killed. Bail way between Mafeking and Bulawayo restored and supplies brought in. Boers left station with five guns just as. Utrecht Transvaal surrendered to General Hildyard. Natal, Pretoria, and Klerksdorp. British occupied Zeerust. They had two heavy guns, several field guns, and pom-poms.

President Kruger went to Waterval Boven. Commandant begged for an armistice until ten p. The Union Jack was hoisted over Johannesbur. Government Buildings. General Bundle occupied Lindley after an attack lasting six hours. A number of rebels surprised a small body of British troops at Douglas, killing sixteen, including Colonel Spence, and wounding thirty. Fabers Puts, twelve miles from Douglas. Fabers Pats. The Canadian Artillery were also in this engagement, and lost a popular volunteer, who was killed in action—namely, William Latimer, of E Battery.

The troops engaged were four hundred of the D. Steyn arrived at Bethlehem, which he has chosen for his new capital. Surrendering to Badcn-Powell. The Derbyshires at lloodeval attacked by the Boers, who had previously cut off communication by rail north of Kroonstad. Enemy in force, with several guns in position. Attack was directed by General Hildyard. First train reached Mafeking. Engineers cheered the garrison and people with enthusiasm, which compliment was responded to with vigour. Encamped four miles north of Volksrust. Enemy cut the telegraph lines between Senekal and Winberg.

Fighting resumed between Botha and Imperial troops near Pretoria. In an. Kroonstad strongly held. Boers attacked reconstruction train a few miles north of Rhenoster River. Bigge, R. Boers again attacked Ficksburg, but were driven off by Artillery fire.

His rearguard thoroughly routed. Met Baden-Powell on his way to Pretoria. Three Boers, with flag of truce, arrived at Vryburg, asking for terms of surrender. Must be unconditional. Field Hospital on Fire. Warren with men, horses, eighteen wagons, rifles, and over , rounds of ammunition. Camp was pitched two miles further to the west of railway. Received the submission of Hollander officials and Burghers. General Buller arrived at Paardekop without opposition. General Bundle surprised Boers near Hammonia and drove them from kopje with the loss of only one horse. Their loss unknown.

All inmates rescued, wounded taken to Volksrust by bullock wagon and accommodated at the town schoolroom. Buller reached Standerton. Landdrost and officials had left for Machadodorp. Infantry bivoucked six miles out. Bundle left Hammonia at midnight and arrived before daybreak to? De Wet, with about seven hundred or eight hundred men and three guns, attacked the railway between Kroonstad and Honingspruit. Firing from Farmhouses. At tlie same time a train from Pretoria with four hundred Infantry was attacked at Honingspruit Station. There were no casualties on the British side.

He drove the enemy north of the Zand River with loss. Many of the letters had been burnt. Field Battery, was attacked by a commando under Plefers and Nel. Enemy routed and the laager burnt. Commandant Crowther remonstrated with General Bundle for shelling farmhouse near Senekal, stating that women had been under fire. Spitzkop towards Lindley, captured eight thousand sheep and five hundred head of cattle which the enemy had seized.

Casualties, four men wounded. Springs Terminus attacked. Canadian Regiment beat the enemy off. A force sent out to reconnoitre. Found two thousand Boers there in strong position, with guns. Having shelled them he returned. Ylaglaagte was occupied. General Clements, with flying column, encountered Boers on the Lindley road.

South African History 1652 -1902 Culminating in the Anglo Boer War & Battle at Spion Kop

Type C: Medals with the small thin type of edge lettering and straight non-swivelling suspenders as used for the Africa Service Medal. Type A is applicable to all medals issued from up to October Type B medals were issued from October to February whereas the type C medals were issued from February right up to the last issue in Under type C there are also variations where a square dot is found after the initials and cases where it is a round dot.

This method of classification obviously does not solve all uncertainties but can be applied in cases where a single example of multiple issue with the same surname and initials falls into one of the above three categories. If, for instance, the record cards and registers indicate that three medals to J. Smit were issued between and there is no way of identifying the individual ones but if a fourth one was issued in it would be possible to isolate that particular J.

All type C discs have two 5mm. Please use the correct ASM suspender when repairing a damaged medal of this type! In the majority of cases this was due to applicants having taken either parole or the oath of neutrality before the end of the war. In other cases, especially early applications from overseas volunteers, it was due to the fact that they were not actually in the field at the end of the war.

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Campaign pictures of the war in South Africa (1899-1900) : letters from the front

Some of the applicants really took chances. At the extreme end of this category surely must fall the application by one HHA Abbenhuis who tried to claim an Anglo Boere Oorlog medal on the strength of him having been a sailor on the Man of War Gelderland that took President Kruger to Holland.

Another interesting but unsuccessful application for the Wound Riband was from a Mrs. However, the Adjudant General notified her that she did no active service: hence, no medal. A certain Mr. Davis claimed that he was temporarily in charge of railways between Van Reenens and Harrismith, gave his rank as a burger and said that he had served part time under Gen. Prinsloo when at Van Reenens. He never claimed this medal and, obviously, in later years he also wanted to be counted among those Oudstryders who proudly wore their Republican medals at volksfeeste. He then obtained a medal issued to another Burgher with his surname, removed the initials and had his own initials engraved instead.

Two of these were schoolteachers who served as voluntary nurses and the others were trained nurses. At least 90 were awarded to members of the Hollander corps, some 40 odd to members of the Scandinavian corps, 20 to the German Commando, 10 to the Foreign Legion under Gen. Some of these especially Hollander served in specific commandos such as the Ermelo Commando, Pretoria commando, etc. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information.

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