This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends
Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.
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A photograph of your Anglo-Boer War ancestor may include soldier’s accoutrements which could give clues as to date, regiment and rank: e.g. in the Border Mounted Rifles, a Natal permanent volunteer corps, up to 1896 ammunition was carried in a pouch with a brown leather crossbelt. After that date, the ‘Royston Entanglement’ was adopted – a combined rifle sling and bandolier used by NCO’s and troopers. Officers and Warrant Officers of the unit wore the Sam-Browne sword belt. Incidentally, the…
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Visiting a mass grave at a Concentration Camp site dating back to the Anglo Boer war where the woman and children of the Afrikaner Volk was kept under the most horrid conditions by the British while their husbands, fathers and sons were fighting on the battle fields. This was many years before the Germans did the same to the Jews in the World War.