Mafeking & the Second Boer War

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I lived in Mafeking as a boy from 1947-59. Knew people who had lived through the Siege, eg the Goodyears who ran the museum. Their brother cycled through shot & shell as one of Baden-Powell's messengers, then was killed by a cricket ball! In 1952, I was blown up by a 7lb shell encased in lead being melted by my brother & a friend for catapult slugs. They were killed. I was lucky. Still carry shrapnel, tho', & can still taste cordite. Last casualty of Boer War ordnance ?

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General John de la Rey. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

General John de la Rey.

General John de la Rey. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

General Christian de Wet. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

General Christian de Wet.

General Christian de Wet. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Commandant Bezuidenhout. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Commandant Bezuidenhout.

Commandant Bezuidenhout. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

General Hendrik Schoeman. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

General Hendrik Schoeman.

General Hendrik Schoeman. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Commandant J. du P. de Beer. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Commandant J. du P. de Beer.

Commandant J. du P. de Beer. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Petrus Jacobus Jolibert. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Petrus Jacobus Jolibert.

Petrus Jacobus Jolibert. From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

A three clasp queen's south africa medal | Lawrences Auctioneers

A three clasp queen's south africa medal | Lawrences Auctioneers

A three clasp queen's south africa medal | Lawrences Auctioneers

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. MAFEKING SIEGE 1900

Delcampe - El mercado de los coleccionistas

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. MAFEKING SIEGE 1900

A three clasp queen's south africa medal | Lawrences Auctioneers

A three clasp queen's south africa medal | Lawrences Auctioneers

A three clasp queen's south africa medal | Lawrences Auctioneers

(232) Pulling supply carts, Boer War, c1900 - YouTube

Pulling supply carts, Boer War, c1900

(232) Pulling supply carts, Boer War, c1900 - YouTube

A five clasp queen's south africa medal | Lawrences Auctioneers

A five clasp queen's south africa medal | Lawrences Auctioneers

A five clasp queen's south africa medal | Lawrences Auctioneers

A king's south africa medal and a 1914-15 star | Lawrences Auctioneers

A king's south africa medal and a 1914-15 star | Lawrences Auctioneers

A king's south africa medal and a 1914-15 star | Lawrences Auctioneers

A three clasp queen's south africa medal | Lawrences Auctioneers

A three clasp queen's south africa medal | Lawrences Auctioneers

A three clasp queen's south africa medal | Lawrences Auctioneers

A set of coloured lantern slides 'the boer war' | Lawrences Auctioneers

A set of coloured lantern slides 'the boer war' | Lawrences Auctioneers

A set of coloured lantern slides 'the boer war' | Lawrences Auctioneers