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

Showing 8 people of interest from campaign

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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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GORDON, Robert

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
1st Queensland Mounted Infantry
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 22 Dec 1866

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AYTOUN, Andrew

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant Colonel
4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 2 Jul 1860

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TOLL, John Tressilian

Service number OFFICER
Captain
1st South Australian Mounted Contingent
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born Oct 1849

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MIDGLEY, Stephen

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant Colonel
54th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 May 1871

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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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ROGERS, James

Service number 81
Lieutenant
Born 4 Jul 1873

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BUTLER, Joseph

Service number 104
Private
1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 11 Jun 1875

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