Boer War

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either of two wars: the first when the Boers fought England in order to regain the independence they had given up to obtain British help against the Zulus (1880-1881)

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He was with KRR regiment, in the Boer War, awarded medals, maybe just for service, but Birmingham City Council awarded him a medal too, though I am not sure what for.
This work for scholars and history buffs gathers primary sources to tell the story of the sieges of the towns of Ladysmith, Magersfontein, Spion Kop, Kimberley, and Mafeking during the Boer War that began in late 1899 (also known as the Second Boer War or the Great Boer War).
The author's overall thesis is that the recruitment debates during the Boer War laid down roots that had effects both in 1915 and later periods.
Mr Lewis served with the Glamorgan Imperial Yeomanry and this prompted me to check my family tree, where I found that John Thomas, the late grandfather of my wife Wendy, served in the Glamorgan Yeomanry during the Boer War.
He served in the Alberta Field Force during the Riel Rebellion and in Lord Strathcona's Horse during the Second Boer War.
Critique: An impressively researched, exceptionally well written, meticulously documented and detailed account, "Louis Botha's War: The Campaign in South West Africa, 1914-1915" by travel writer, conservation correspondent, and now historian Adam Cruise is an inherently fascinating and informative read which is strongly recommended for community and academic library 20th Century History collections in general, and Boer War supplemental studies reading lists in particular.
When the second Boer War broke out in 1899, Duquesne returned to South Africa and joined the Boer commandos.
Arthur Drummond Borton fought in the Second Boer War, came out of retirement to sign up for the First World War and broke his neck in three places in a plane crash while with the Royal Flying Corps.
Also very highly recommended for students of the Boer War is Louis Changuion's "Silence of the Guns: The History of the Long Toms of the Anglo-Boer War" (Protea Boekhuis, 9781919825502, $39.
The Friends of Redcar Cemetery are keen to clean up the Boer War Memorial which was erected by public subscription in about 1902.
NEW memorials in Wirral to honour members of the Armed Forces killed in conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf War will also include those who died in the Boer War.
Stones for My Father offers a fine story of war and loss in recounting the Boer War and its aftermath.
THE records of more than 55,000 British soldiers who were killed, wounded or captured in the Second Boer War were published online yesterday.
And when I say relatives I should more correctly state "ancestors," for the events happened in 1901 during the Anglo-Boer War, or, to be even more exact, during the first Boer War.
Jonathan's claim to the title had been founded on a Boer War picture of a Seychelles tortoise, which was said to have been on St Helena when the French military and political leader had been exiled there in 1815.