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John Norwood VC

John Norwood (08/09/1876 – 08/09/1914) was serving as a second lieutenant in the 5th Dragoon Guards during the Second Boer War when his actions resulted in him being awarded the Victoria Cross. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of … Continue reading

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Charles Edward Parker VC

Charles Edward Haydon Parker (10/03/1870 – 05/12/1918) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Anglo Boer War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 26 June 1900, Issue: 27205,  Page: 3964, reads: “On the occasion of the action … Continue reading

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The Irish Brigades Monument in Orania

This page is the result of the dereliction of the site of the Irish Brigades Monument that used to be in Brixton. The original entry for this monument is still available under Extinct Memorials Initially I was not able to … Continue reading

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Bethulie Concentration Camp Memorials

The images in this post are courtesy of Clive Jackson and are used with permission.  The concentration camp in Bethulie does not have a good reputation as can be read in British Concentration Camps of the South African War, and … Continue reading

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Thomas Joseph Crean VC, DSO

Thomas Joseph Crean (19/04/1873 – 25/03/1923)  was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Anglo Boer War in 1901. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 11 February 1902, Issue: 27405, Page: 843, reads: “1st Imperial Light Horse. Surgeon Captain Thomas … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Anglo Boer War Memorial

Again one of those “almost fell over it” occurrences while rushing for a bus in Cheltenham. Situated close to the Cheltenham War Memorial in the grounds of the Municipal office in Cheltenham, it is one of three memorials in this space. … Continue reading

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Anglo Boer War Blockhouses

There are a number of Anglo Boer War blockhouses left scattered around the country, but not too many in the territory that I used to cover. In fact I have only seen two:  Fort Harlech in Krugersdorp and the famous … Continue reading

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The Jameson Raid Surrender Memorial: Doornkop

There are a number of memorials associated with the ill fated Jameson Raid of 1896, and I have decided to split them as opposed to keeping them all together like they were before. My knowledge of these events is small, … Continue reading

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The Boer War Memorial in Durban

These photos of the Durban Cenotaph and Boer War Memorial were kindly provided by Ken and Eleanor Garvie and are used with their permission. This Memorial is very close to the Cenotaph which may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates  … Continue reading

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Steytlerville War Memorials and Graves.

These photographs in and around Steytlerville were kindly taken by Ronnie Lovemore, and are used with his permission. The Memorial presumably commemorates men from the town of Steytlerville and surrounds who died in both World Wars. The two  objects on … Continue reading

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