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Mafeking 10 months 3 weeks ago #77032

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Some great pics there! I particularly liked the Naval ML gun with padded wheels for night movement. Also interesting to see Eloff's "loot". Mauser rifles (ID's by the light reflecting off the magazine floor-plates) on the left, Martini's. etc, in the middle and looks like Mauser carbines (or carbines, anyway) on the right. Would love to have classified them!
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Mafeking 2 weeks 4 days ago #82986

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This is a digitised version of the map of the siege of Mafeking that accompanies the original publication of Maurice's History. The map shows all the defences that were created throughout the siege.

To help identify the location of the places mentioned in the Mafeking accounts, a grid has been overlaid. This uses letters A - F on the top and 1 to 6 down the left. Following the map is an alphabetical listing of all the places mentioned in the map and, after that, a listing by grid location.

My grateful thanks to DunnBoer for his help with this work.



Alphabetical by name

7 pounder battery (F3)
Abram’s HQ (C6)
ASC Supply Store (D2)
Bosch’s Post (E2)
Boy’s HQ (D6)
Brawn Factory (D4)
Brickfields (E2)
BSAP barracks (C3)
BSAP HQ (C4)
Cannon Kopje (E4)
Cape Boy’s Kraal (E3)
Cape Police trench (B4)
Cemetery (C2)
Central Redan (C2)
Chapel (E3)
Chapel Flank (D3)
Chief Wessel’s House (C4)
Commissioner’s Corner (D2)
Communication trench (E3)
Convent (D2)
Cooke’s Post (F3)
Cossack Post (B5)
Cossack Post (C5)
Court House (D2)
Crow’s Nest (F4)
Currie’s Post (E2)
Custom House (C2)
Dall’s Corner (D3)
De Kock’s Corner (D2)
Dixon’s Hotel (D3)
Dwarf Battery (F3)
Early’s Corner (D3)
Ellis’ Corner (D2)
Ellitson’s (D2)
Engine Houses (C3)
Engineer Lane (C2)
English Church (D2)
Feltham Fort (F2)
Fingo’s dwellings (E3)
Flour Mill (D2)
Fort Abrams (C6)
Fort Ayr (A3)
Fort Browne (F1)
Fort Cardigan (B3)
Fort Cronje (C6)
Fort Davie (C5)
Fort Dummy (B2)
Fort East Yorks (D1)
Fort Fitzclarence (E1)
Fort Holden (C5)
Fort Jacobs (B3)
Fort Kempton (B4)
Fort Limestone (B5)
Fort Lookout (C5)
Fort Luck (B3)
Fort Mackenzie (D6)
Fort Marsh (C6)
Fort Martin (B6)
Fort Mayer (D6)
Fort Millar (B3)
Fort Molopo (B5)
Fort Mushroom (C6)
Fort Nelson (D1)
Fort Nicholson (E5)
Fort O’Neil (D5)
Fort Paul (B6)
Fort Pechell (C5)
Fort Ramathlabama (C1)
Fort Rhodes (B1)
Fort Vickery (C1)
Fort Victoria (C2)
Gaol (D3)
Half Way Fort (E2)
Hidden Hollow (B4)
Hospital (D2)
Hospital (E2)
Hospital Redan (C2)
HQ (D3)
Inspector Marsh’s HQ (E3)
Kilns (E2)
Kopje held by the Boers on 12 May 1900 (C4)
Kraal where Boer surrendered on 12 May 1900 (C4)
Laager Cemetery (C3)
Laager Hospital (C3)
Laager Mortuary (C3)
Lazaretto (E3)
Lookout tower (F4)
Mackenzie’s HQ (D6)
Major Godley’s Lookout (B3)
Maxim emplacement (B4)
Middle Redan (C2)
Minchen’s House (D4)
Mission Church (C4)
Mission House (D4)
Mr Rowland’s House (C4)
Municipal Office (D3)
New (Railway) workshops (C3)
Nordenfelt emplacement (F3)
O & CO’s House (D3)
Ordnance Factory (C3)
Pounton Fort (E2)
Railway Men’s Quarters (D3)
Rectory (D2)
Reserve trenches (C3)
Roman Catholic Church (D2)
Rooigrond Road Trench (F3)
Scholefield’s Trench (F4)
Scout’s Post (E2)
Shepherd Fort (E2)
Soup kitchen (C4)
Soup kitchen (C5)
Soup kitchen (E3)
Soup kitchen (west) (B3)
Stables (D3)
Stadt (C4)
Stadt (C5)
Station (D3)
Strangers’ Location (D4)
Subaltern’s Hut (E2)
Taylor Fort (F2)
The Pound (D3)
Tom’s Battery (E2)
Town Hall (D2)
Vedette Kopje (A4)
Webster’s Kraal (E3)
Wells (D4)
Wesleyan Church (D2)
West Redan (C2)
Westdyk Fort (E2)
Wolf Battery (E2)
Women’s Laager (C4)

By grid reference

A3 - Fort Ayr
A4 - Vedette Kopje
B1 - Fort Rhodes
B2 - Fort Dummy
B3 - Fort Cardigan
B3 - Fort Jacobs
B3 - Fort Luck
B3 - Fort Millar
B3 - Major Godley’s Lookout
B3 - Soup kitchen (west)
B4 - Cape Police trench
B4 - Fort Kempton
B4 - Hidden Hollow
B4 - Maxim emplacement
B5 - Cossack Post
B5 - Fort Limestone
B5 - Fort Molopo
B6 - Fort Martin
B6 - Fort Paul
C1 - Fort Ramathlabama
C1 - Fort Vickery
C2 - Cemetery
C2 - Central Redan
C2 - Custom House
C2 - Engineer Lane
C2 - Fort Victoria
C2 - Hospital Redan
C2 - Middle Redan
C2 - West Redan
C3 - BSAP barracks
C3 - Engine Houses
C3 - Laager Cemetery
C3 - Laager Hospital
C3 - Laager Mortuary
C3 - New (Railway) workshops
C3 - Ordnance Factory
C3 - Reserve trenches
C4 - BSAP HQ
C4 - Chief Wessel’s House
C4 - Kopje held by the Boers on 12 May 1900
C4 - Kraal where Boer surrendered on 12 May 1900
C4 - Mission Church
C4 - Mr Rowland’s House
C4 - Soup kitchen
C4 - Stadt
C4 - Women’s Laager
C5 - Cossack Post
C5 - Fort Davie
C5 - Fort Holden
C5 - Fort Lookout
C5 - Fort Pechell
C5 - Soup kitchen
C5 - Stadt
C6 - Abram’s HQ
C6 - Fort Abrams
C6 - Fort Cronje
C6 - Fort Marsh
C6 - Fort Mushroom
D1 - Fort East Yorks
D1 - Fort Nelson
D2 - ASC Supply Store
D2 - Commissioner’s Corner
D2 - Convent
D2 - Court House
D2 - De Kock’s Corner
D2 - Ellis’ Corner
D2 - Ellitson’s
D2 - English Church
D2 - Flour Mill
D2 - Hospital
D2 - Rectory
D2 - Roman Catholic Church
D2 - Town Hall
D2 - Wesleyan Church
D3 - Chapel Flank
D3 - Dall’s Corner
D3 - Dixon’s Hotel
D3 - Early’s Corner
D3 - Gaol
D3 - HQ
D3 - Municipal Office
D3 - O & CO’s House
D3 - Railway Men’s Quarters
D3 - Stables
D3 - Station
D3 - The Pound
D4 - Brawn Factory
D4 - Minchen’s House
D4 - Mission House
D4 - Strangers’ Location
D4 - Wells
D5 - Fort O’Neil
D6 - Boy’s HQ
D6 - Fort Mackenzie
D6 - Fort Mayer
D6 - Mackenzie’s HQ
E1 - Fort Fitzclarence
E2 - Bosch’s Post
E2 - Currie’s Post
E2 - Half Way Fort
E2 - Hospital
E2 - Kilns
E2 - Brickfields
E2 - Pounton Fort
E2 - Scout’s Post
E2 - Shepherd Fort
E2 - Subaltern’s Hut
E2 - Tom’s Battery
E2 - Westdyk Fort
E2 - Wolf Battery
E3 - Cape Boy’s Kraal
E3 - Chapel
E3 - Communication trench
E3 - Fingo’s dwellings
E3 - Inspector Marsh’s HQ
E3 - Lazaretto
E3 - Soup kitchen
E3 - Webster’s Kraal
E4 - Cannon Kopje
E5 - Fort Nicholson
F1 - Fort Browne
F2 - Feltham Fort
F2 - Taylor Fort
F3 - 7 pounder battery
F3 - Cooke’s Post
F3 - Dwarf Battery
F3 - Nordenfelt emplacement
F3 - Rooigrond Road Trench
F4 - Crow’s Nest
F4 - Lookout tower
F4 - Scholefield’s Trench
Dr David Biggins
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A view of the town centre, from C2 to D3

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