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Pte.H. Pearson KRR grave photo 10 months 5 days ago #74464

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Who was he? This photo amongst many probably by my Gr Grandfather James Byrne Coleman M.R.C.S., C.M.G. a surgeon from Ireland or by other relatives Dr Lynch or Dr Maloney
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No. 8058, died 21st February 1900, aged 25.



Does the inscription towards the base of the cross read something like P. O. W. WEPENER, and below that .... K. R. R. ?

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Berenice my records show Rifleman HE Pearson - Kings Royal Rifles. Waterval POW Camp, Petronella Cemetery [Transvaal] Died 17/03/1900
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This is strange as the dates do not match. Presume this is another Pte. H Pearson.
His number is 8058 if anyone has access to the records.
Unfortunately these photos, taken by Grandfather James B Coleman CMG, doctor with The Irish Hospital, are very small and poor quality so the small writing is indecipherable
Why he took this particular photo of a lone grave is anyone's guess, but it is moving and " a corner of a foreign land" springs to mind..
It would have been nice to pass it on to a descendant.
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Pte.H. Pearson KRR grave photo 10 months 4 days ago #74478

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Palmer shows "8058 Pte. Pearson, H. of 1KRRC" was Missing in Action at Dundee, 20/10/99 and later Released. Our host- djb - in his book "Talana - Account and Medal Roll" shows this man as "Prisoner, Talana, 20.10.99 and died of enteric, Waterval camp, 21.2.00". His QSA bore the single clasp "Talana".
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Dr. Coleman was a specialist in enteric disease so could have been a patient of his.

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