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1902 - Cape Parliament meets.
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1900 - Death of William Charles Renny, 20th (Fife and Forfar Light Horse) Company Imperial Yeomanry.

....Trooper William C. Renny, whose death at Krugersdorp from enteric is announced by the War Office, was well known in Broughty Ferry, where he resided, and in business circles in Dundee. When an appeal was made early in the year for yeomen, Renny went to Cupar and was accepted as a member of the Fife and Forfar contingent. His stalwart figure and soldierly bearing marked him out as a useful member of the corps, and he was eager to see active service. Troopers Renny, E. M'Grady, J. P. Sturrock, and A. L. M. Honeyman formed a sub-section, and of this quartette only two—if the report as to Trooper Sturrock being a prisoner be true—remain on active service.
The Evening Telegraph [Dundee], Wednesday 29th August 1900.......Renny was born in 1871

1900 - Lieutenant John Harrison received a wound today that resulted in his death eight days later.

....Amongst the deaths from wounds announced from Pretoria is that of Lieut. John Collinson Harrison, of the Scots Greys. He received his wound during the operations of General Buller near Belfast, on Sunday, August 26th. The deceased officer was a son of the late Mr T. K. Harrison, of Whitburn, Sunderland, nephew of Mr Alfred R. C. Harrison, of Newcastle, both engineers for the North-Eastern Railway Company. His mother was a Miss Collinson, daughter of a past Rector of Boldon, County of Durham. His sister is Mrs James Laing. Captain Harrison, late of the Royal Dragoons, and now with the Leicestershire Yeomanry, was in the same regiment as that in which his brother was fatally wounded.
The Sunderland Daily Echo, Friday 7th September 1900

Harrison was born in South Shields in 1869, and is remembered on the Royal Scots Greys memorial in Edinburgh, and on the Eton College memorial

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According to "The Fifes in South Africa" by 9176 I.Y., "9190 Tpr. W.Renny" was formerly a Lieutenant in the Tay Division, Submarine Miners, R.E., and died of enteric at Krugersdorp, 16th August, 1900. It seems that Lt. Renny resigned his Commission to enlist in the Fifes.and see some acftive service.

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