West India Compagnie involved in Transvaal Rebellion?

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West India Compagnie involved in Transvaal Rebellion?

Postby Folkert van Wijk » 23 Apr 2014 13:58

A question as allready put in the subject text:
Has there been any involvement of the a West India Compagnie in the Transvaal Rebellion?
As far as I can find, I think non what so ever. But maybe someone else might know better?
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Re: West India Compagnie involved in Transvaal Rebellion?

Postby Isandlwana » 26 Apr 2014 21:14

Folkert van Wijk,

The Administrator of Transvaal between 4th March 1879 and 8th August 1881 was Colonel Sir William Owen Lanyon K.C.M.G., C.B., of the 2nd West India Regiment.

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Re: West India Compagnie involved in Transvaal Rebellion?

Postby Folkert van Wijk » 28 Apr 2014 11:07

Thanks John!

Interresting info!
Can I read something about it? Internet or book?
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Re: West India Compagnie involved in Transvaal Rebellion?

Postby Isandlwana » 30 Apr 2014 09:33

Folkert van Wijk,

Most general histories of the 1880-1 campaign would include Lanyon's involvement.

Perhaps the best book on the subject would be Prof. John Laband's The Transvaal Rebellion: The First Boer War, 1880-1881.

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