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1900 - Sydney Morning Herald - Boer Forces and Losses. The Boer Red Cross Identity Depot estimates that the Boer forces in the field amounted to 75,000; that 3700 were killed, and 32,000 prisoners were taken, of whom 700 had died.

1901 - The Argus - Boer losses. Despatches received by the War Office from Lord Kitchener show that between March, and May 6 the British captured from the Boers 35 guns, including two "Long Toms," one 4.7in. gun, and one Creusot gun. Lord Kitchener also reports that during the last four months 7,084 Boer belligerents were killed, wounded, and captured by the British.
Dr David Biggins

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1900 - "Private G A Eveleigh, of the 2nd Somersetshire Light Infantry, and a son of Police Sergeant Eveleigh (Devon Constabulary), of Tavistock, died at Heidelberg, Transvaal, of fever on July 10th. The deceased was a reservist, and was called up for service in South Africa in January last. He leaves a young widow and one infant, born since his departure for the front."
The Western Times, Saturday 14th July 1900
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