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Last surviving Boer? 6 years 9 months ago #16500

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Hi all

I am not sure if this has been discussed before, but does anyone know who was the last surviving Boer Soldier from the Anglo Boer War?

I tried Googling but only came up with British troops.

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Brian

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Last surviving Boer? 6 years 9 months ago #16512

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Brian,

I don't think we have had the question before. I have no idea of the answer though :(

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David
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David

I remember seeing a picture of an old boer receiving an ABO in the 1980's from a SADF general, just wish I could remember where it was or what his name was!

I hope Henk will be able to assist, I am hoping he has some records? Some of the Boers were very young, so quite possibly they might have been the last Anglo Boer War veterans?

I was looking at a post in the BMF regards British "last battle veterans" which prompted me to wonder about the Boers.

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Gentlemen.....

I remember talking to a Boer War Veteran in a local hospital in the late 70's / early 80's but all I think I can remember is his name......

Horace Cramp......

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If memory serves me correct the photo you are referring to is in an MMSSA Journal and accompanies an article by Henk Loots on the DTD/ABO/LVW.

Justin

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Evening Justin

The article, by Henk Loots, with pictures is also in OMRS Miscellany of Honours 1992 No. 9
The last issue of ABO Medaljes was made in 1982 where 12 medals were issued and in January 1983 a medal was presented to Burger Herman Carel Lubbe, then aged 94.

Hope this helps

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