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French and German volunteers 7 years 5 months ago #16890

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Dear members,

I’m working on a collection of accounts by Russian travellers who visited South Africa. One of them was Evgeniy Avgustus who fought in the Krugersdorp commando as a volunteer. In his account, he mentions several volunteers from France and Germany, without giving their names, and I would like to identify them in the commentary.

Could you possibly let me know who has done research on participation of Germans and French in the war on the Boer side?

I would be very grateful for your assistance.

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French and German volunteers 7 years 5 months ago #16909

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Hello

When I was an undergraduate (some years ago!) I wrote a paper on the foreign volunteers and made a card index of all the names I came across.

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Meurig
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French and German volunteers 7 years 5 months ago #16916

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Many thanks for your reply!

Did you come across the name Wagner? He was a Bavarian premierlieutenant and served in the Krugersdorp commando in 1900.

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French and German volunteers 7 years 5 months ago #16917

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Apparently, before the war, Wagner, was with the Horse Artillery detachment of the 5th Royal Bavarian Field Artillery ‘King Alfons XIII of Spain’ regiment.

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French and German volunteers 7 years 5 months ago #16922

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There's a book on Russian involvement in the Boer War - I presume you have it?

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Justin

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French and German volunteers 7 years 5 months ago #16923

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Yes, I do.

But the question is about FRENCH AND GERMAN volunteers.

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