The Warfare Historian: Great Anglo-Boer War, Part I: Triumph of the Boer and his Mauser Rifle My great grandfather Thomas William Dorey and 2 of his sons Pieter Daniel and Carles Edward Dorey of to war
He is generally regarded as the bravest of the Boer generals during the Second Boer War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. As a guerrilla, his tactics proved extremely successful. De la Rey opposed the war until the last, but when he was once accused of cowardice during a Volksraad session by President Paul Kruger, he replied that if the time for war came, he would be fighting long after Paul Kruger had given up and fled for safety. This proved to be the case.