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Mervyn Mitton

Some Boer War Photos - can you help identify ?

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I recently bought this group of photos - they are probably later copies, and may not be associated - although

a number may have links. Only one or two have any writing on the back. Where it is present I will type it

out - too faint in pencil to show on a photo.

I will also add any thing that I feel may help in identifying the subject - or, the location.

Please add your comments.

This first picture is a stereoscopic - but, I have shown only the one side. It is the Royal Munster Fusiliers

at the Redoubt of Honey Nest Kloof on Feb. 16th. 1900.

There is a First aid station with wounded in the middle - an injured man is being treated in the foreground

and dead soldiers appear to be behind this. Many photos were re-staged at this time - however, I think

this is a genuine one.

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2012/post-6209-0-39822500-1346163678.jpgclick

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With the flat Veldt , long range visibility was a problem. These little makeshift viewing platforms were a

succesful way to keep an eye on the safety of the camp.

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2012/post-6209-0-73877200-1346164344.jpgclick

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This group appears to be a HQ staff. Seated 2nd from left appears to be a General - the othe three seated are probably

Staff officers with the collar gorgets.

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2012/post-6209-0-23093700-1346164614.jpgclick

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Probably in 1901 - they are wearing mourning bands for the death of Queen Victoria. I can't see any

other features - apart from the plume some are wearing.

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2012/post-6209-0-01230900-1346164882.jpgclick

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5th Imperial Yeomanry football team.

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2012/post-6209-0-53448100-1346165792.jpgclick

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Group of Officers - all wearing mourning armbands. They are sitting in front of a two wheel horse chaise.

Perhaps Imperial Yeomanry

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2012/post-6209-0-84661300-1346166065.jpgclick

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This very posed photo seems to be a mixture. The officer in front centre appears to be wearing a Welsh Dragon -

the other badges are Crown above a circle. Not at all clear - any ideas ?

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2012/post-6209-0-85051000-1346166453.jpgclick

On the back in pencil 'Lt. Trollope'

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No ! I haven't a clue who he is - perhaps a local agent - or, an officer off duty ?

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2012/post-6209-0-05339400-1346166845.jpgclick

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This appears to be a troop of 23 men and their officer. They are not cavalry - no swords. Probably a South

African Mounted Rifles regiment. OR, are they our friends the Imperial Yeomanry ?

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2012/post-6209-0-66761600-1346167093.jpgclick

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This is the best of the bunch for quality. The Lt. Colonel is front centre. On his left a Major - the others seem to be either 1st. or, 2nd Lieutenants. I am thinking Rifle Regiment - the sword appears to be the 1822 pattern.

All comments very welcome

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