British soldiers cross a river during the Boer War circa 1900

Second Boer War records go online

A comprehensive database containing the records of more than British soldiers killed, captured or wounded in the Second Boer War goes online

Pith Helmet - via the Gentleman's Military Interest club (gmic.co.uk)

Here is the pride and joy of my sun (pith) helmet collection. It is to Paget's Horse which formed part of the Battalion Imperial Yeomanry.

Of the slightly more than 104,000 women and children placed in these camps, about 28,000 died.  The humanitarian world was appalled.  The conduct of the British against the civilian Boer population was the subject of universal disapprobation, so it's interesting to note that his written defense of the British cause in the war was the reason Conan Doyle (creator of the Sherlock Holmes) was later knighted

Of the slightly more than women and children placed in these camps…

Harry 'Breaker' Harbord Morant (9 December 1864 – 27 February 1902) was an Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, poet, soldier and convicted war criminal whose skill with horses earned him the nickname "The Breaker". During service in the Second Boer War, Morant participated in the summary execution of several Boer prisoners and the killing of a German missionary, Daniel Heese, who had been a witness to the shootings. His actions led to his controversial court-martial and execution for murder.

Military history of Australia during the Second Boer War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

June 28, 1901 - The first contingent of Boer War prisoners arrived aboard the SS Armenian and were transferred to internment camps set up at Darrell’s and Burt Island. Over the next 18 months, Bermuda would receive more than 4,000 Boer War POWs.

June 1901 - The first contingent of Boer War prisoners arrived aboard the SS Armenian and were transferred to internment camps set up at Darrell’s and Burt Island. Over the next 18 months, Bermuda would receive more than Boer War POWs.

Major Frederick Russell Burnham photograph taken in London on the day he received from King Edward VII the cross of the Distinguished Service Order for his heroism during the March to Pretoria during the Second Boer War. Burnham's two other medals shown in photo: the Queen's South Africa Medal with four bars, Johannesburg,Paardeberg, Cape Colony, and the British South Africa Company Medal, earned in the First Matabele War. The black armband was worn in mourning for Queen Victoria.

Major Frederick Russell Burnham photograph taken in London on the day he…

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