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Colonel Blake John Y. Filimore Blake, like Hassell, commanded an American unit in the Transvaal army. He was a huge man with a vanity and presumption to match his size. Although born in Missouri and raised in Arkansas, he habitually wore a cowboy costume in South Africa. He called himself “colonel,” even though no such rank existed in the Boer armies and his highest prior rank had been first lieutenant in the American Army.
John Raymond Evelyn Stansfeld 2nd Gordon Highlanders
Lieutenant John Raymond Evelyn Stansfeld of the 2nd Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders with a female relation in field uniform just prior to his embarkation to South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War. Cabinet Photograph Harrods Ltd. Electric Studio - Photographer Bromton Road, SW, England November, 1899