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Willowmore 1 month 6 days ago #78558

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A town in the Cape Colony, 60 km NE of Uniondale, 140 km north-east of Knysna and 117km SE of Aberdeen.

The town was established in 1862 on the farm The Willows, owned by farmer, William Moore.

During the Boer War, Willowmore fielded a Town Guard, District Mounted Troop and a Railway Contingent.

On 1 June 1901, the outposts of the defences of the town were attacked with partial success by the commando of Commandant G J Scheepers. It was the headquarters of Major General S B Beatson from 15 August until the beginning of September 1901 in his unsuccessful attempts to contain this commando.

Read about the attack on Willowmore by Don D Diespecker:  samilitaryhistory.org/vol094dd.html
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A very interesting page. Many thanks, Elmarie.
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