The Boer Offensive (Boer War, 11 October 1899 to 30 December 1899)

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About This Campaign

The Boer Offensive - 1899

War was declared on 11 October 1899 with a Boer offensive into the British-held Natal and Cape Colony areas. The Boers had no problems with mobilisation, since the fiercely independent Boers had no regular army units, apart from the Staatsartillerie (Afrikaans for 'States Artillery') of both republics. As with the First Boer War, since the Boers were civilian militia, each man wore what he wished, usually his everyday dark-grey, light-grey, neutral-coloured, or earthtone khaki farming clothes—often a jacket, trousers and slouch hat. Only the members of the Staatsartillerie wore light green uniforms.

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Names

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OVEREND, Thomas Edward

Service number 2456
Private
56th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Mar 1879

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TREATT, Graham Voller Dalhousie

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 16 Feb 1877

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ROGERS, James

Service number 81
Lieutenant
Born 4 Jul 1873

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ROWAN, Andrew Percival

Service number OFFICER
Captain
10th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 31 Mar 1876

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BASCHE, Carl Oswald

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 4 Mar 1876

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MAY, Bruce Harold

Service number 375
Trooper
South Australian Imperial Bushmen's Corps
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 20 Aug 1879

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KESSELL, Harry

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 13 Jan 1874

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WILLIAMS, Claude William

Service number 16
Lieutenant
5th Western Australian Mounted Infantry
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 21 Oct 1880

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