Armies of a Genteel Age
British soldiers man a Model 1895 Colt machine gun at Krantz Kloof during the Boer War, circa 1900. This particular gun is mounted on a horse-drawn carriage rather than a tripod.
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was instituted in 1917. As with the Civil Division, the Military Division of the Order comprises five classes: Knights and Dames Grand Cross (GBE), Knights and Dames Commanders (KBE and DBE), Commanders (CBE), Officers (OBE) and Members (MBE). This image is available for high resolution download at www.defenceimages.mod.uk subject to the terms and conditions of the Open Government License at…
The King's South Africa Medal 1901 -02 Boer War
Ilustrated; images of edge naming . two clasps issued South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902. Campaign Medal for the Anglo Boer War 1899 - 1902
Medal - Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1899
Great Britain Boer War Queen's South Africa Medal 1899 - 1902 Other Details: Awarded to J.H. Close, S.S. Major, Kitchener's F.S. for service in Transvaal, Orange Free State, Cape Colony. Close was born in Sydney and served in Rhodesia during the South African War. He subsequently became a teacher of physical culture at Sydney. He took part in Mawson's expedition on the 'Aurora', was a member ...
Queens South Africa Medal. African Boer War 1899 -1902
Illustrated: Queen's South Africa Medal 11th October 1899 - 31st July 1902, Tugela Heights, Talana, Cape Colony Transvaal Orange Free State. Laing's Nek, Relief of Ladysmith, Paardeberg, Belmont, Elandslaagte, Natal. Anglo Boer War.
Boer War Hussar Scouts
These images come from a lavishly illustrated book published by H. Virtue and Co in 1900 which is a summary of the progress of the Boer War while it was still being fought. I will load up more images as I go as there are so many names and images that I am sure would be of value to those interested in this period of history
South African Military History Society - Journal- BICYCLES IN THE ANGLO-BOER WAR OF 1899-1902
BICYCLES IN THE ANGLO-BOER WAR OF 1899-1902 The 'War Cycle' carried several men on the coupling-framework in addition to the eight riders, could be fitted with a Maxim gun, and was capable of a speed of over 48 kmh. Photo: Africana Museum
This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa
It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it. The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede Vryheidsoorlog or Tweede Boereoorlog) was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. It ended with a British victory and the…