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

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About This Campaign

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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ROBERTSON, Donald Frederick

Service number 156
Sergeant
1st Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 1880

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MATHEWS, Francis George

Service number 96
Private
1st South Australian Mounted Rifles
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 11 Aug 1881

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MCAULIFFE, Henry James

Service number 876
Lance Corporal
6th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 8 Aug 1877

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ROWELL, Frank Milton

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant Colonel
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 5 Apr 1876

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OSBORNE, James Bunbury Nott

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
1st Battalion
Australian Commonwealth Horse
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 14 May 1878

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HARRIS, Geoffrey Hamlyn Lavicount

Service number 1012
Major
1st Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 28 Oct 1881

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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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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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