The little I know about the Boer Wars
is that three sons of my great aunt Polly died in them.
"She said it had been used by her grandfather, who blew it in Africa during the Boer War.
Dee Haynes with her granddaughter Macey Miller with the buglewhich dates back to the Boer War
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.
The report said this would "include the names of all Wirral fallen from the Boer War" - thought to be 12 people, as well as any World War One names not currently commemorated elsewhere, some 550 in total.
THE records of more than 55,000 British soldiers who were killed, wounded or captured in the Second Boer War were published online yesterday.
"These records will be of great significance to anyone trying to find out more about an ancestor or soldier who fought in the Second Boer War, particularly as British soldiers who fought in the conflict won't appear in the 1901 England and Wales Census because they were fighting in South Africa."
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. Yes, there were two, in 1880-81, and the main war in 1899-1902.
Fred Stenson's novel The Great Karoo is the story of a handful of Canadian cavalrymen in the Boer War. It is an important and timely novel, with many resonances for Canadians, not least of which is the current conflict in Afghanistan.
That part of the country had been practically derelict since the Boer War and the rinderpest.
Former Boer War generals, disaffected with the British-dominated, post-Boer War dispensation in South Africa, and South Africa's alliance with Britain in the looming 1914-1918 Great War, staged an unsuccessful insurrection which centred on the northern Cape town of Upington.
Austin, RJ, The Australian Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Zulu and Boer Wars
, Slouch Hat Publications, McCrae, 1999.
When the second Boer War
broke out in 1899, Duquesne returned to South Africa and joined the Boer commandos.