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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ROUSE, Thomas Henry

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
New South Wales Citizen Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 4 Oct 1845

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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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ELSTON, William Ernest

Service number 27
Captain
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 10 May 1869

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HOWLAND, Frederick Henry John

Service number OFFICER
Colonel
Sea Transport Staff
AIF WW1
Born 1863

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LEE, George Leonard

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant General
Born 25 Jun 1860

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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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DOW, Frederick George

Service number 795
Private
5th Victorian Mounted Rifles
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 5 Feb 1882

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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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