Brothers in the Boer War

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Re: Brothers in the Boer War

Postby Bushman » 29 Dec 2015 23:12

The way I would read the newspaper article is that it refers to the battle of 1899. There should be a POW record that could be checked. I would suggest from the medals that those Morrisons in the MI only arrived in theatre in 1902. They are probably from volunteer or militia battalions.
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Re: Brothers in the Boer War

Postby Andy2015 » 30 Dec 2015 13:21

Bushman wrote:The way I would read the newspaper article is that it refers to the battle of 1899. There should be a POW record that could be checked. I would suggest from the medals that those Morrisons in the MI only arrived in theatre in 1902. They are probably from volunteer or militia battalions.


Interesting.. Boer war new to me so learning as i go with this research.
I guess they only fought at Magersfontein in Dec 1899?
he possibly was released afterwards?
will double check paper records for Dec1899 into early 1900 for anything else on him taken prisoner if then?
Thanks for replying.
The woman i am helping actually now lives in South Africa and has visited the battlefield, she didnt realise relatives fought there? it started out as WW1 research? how ironic?
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Re: Brothers in the Boer War

Postby Andy2015 » 30 Dec 2015 14:07

Think i have just found Alexander, reported ill with enteric in Feb 1902, know he died on 30th March 1903 in Umballa, as noted on a grave memorial.
Could he have been the one in both papers.

Dangerously Ill with Enteric Feb 1902, Heilbron, service no. 7853
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Reported ill in Feb 1902.
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and died in Umballa 30th March 1903,
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Looking to see where the places are?
Any thoughts?
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Re: Brothers in the Boer War

Postby Bushman » 30 Dec 2015 23:45

As mentioned before you need to isolate which regimental numbers belonged to your Morrisons then you can make sense of the puzzle. That said it was not unknown for soldiers to have relapses or as they were left in a weakened state be struck down by complications eg flu/cold etc.
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Re: Brothers in the Boer War

Postby Andy2015 » 31 Dec 2015 10:07

Bushman wrote:As mentioned before you need to isolate which regimental numbers belonged to your Morrisons then you can make sense of the puzzle. That said it was not unknown for soldiers to have relapses or as they were left in a weakened state be struck down by complications eg flu/cold etc.


Thanks
I have gone through Ancestry and FMP and listed att the Morrisons both A & W and will anaylse them from there.
I dont think ther`es much more i can do and in the end they are just numbers as there arent specific service records and photographs to compare details.
I know there`s only so much that can be done because of the age and information available.
But i have learnt alot during the process and research.
You appreciate the information available for WW1 research is unprecendented against other conflicts.
Thanks for your time and help everyone!
Have a great New Year!
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