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Frederick Lewis Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, Buenos Ayres Volunteer Corps 2 years 11 months ago #63961

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Well remembered, Justin, and a fascinating read. The 'Somervell Scouts'! All went into Kitchener's Scouts, and they were photographed by the press in Buenos Aires, prior to departure. Oh, for a couple of hours in the Buenos Aires public library/archives.

Those named in the book as going out to South Africa were Henry Somervell, Edgar and Norman Jacobs, Morris, Clarke, possibly Staunton; also "the Parson." Who was 'Briton'? As the book is about the Walker family, he may be a son of J. G. Walker.
www.amazon.co.uk/Twigs-Tree-Family-Tale-...lution/dp/146700720X

Edit - It seems that the British Museum may hold microfilmed copies of The Standard, a daily English-language newspaper which was published in Buenos Aires, from 1861 to 1959. catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=...chType=1&permalink=y

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Frederick Lewis Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, Buenos Ayres Volunteer Corps 2 years 11 months ago #63964

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After seeing Rory's reminder about "Angus", I dug mine out and here is the numbered pic for "3565 Tpr. F.Wedderburn of KH".


Not brilliant, but there it is.
Interestingly, WO100/256 shows his Regimental number as "3565" with clasps CC/Paar/Dreif. ; whereas Palmer and SAFF both record his number as "3563".
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Frederick Lewis Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, Buenos Ayres Volunteer Corps 2 years 11 months ago #63967

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Henry David Somervell, aged 43, married Alice Colt, at Estancia Las Macitas, province of Entre Rios, on 24th March 1902.
www.argbrit.org/Concordia/concordiams1900-1915.htm

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Frederick Lewis Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, Buenos Ayres Volunteer Corps 1 week 2 days ago #83203

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FROM ARGENTINA.
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....Mr. Henry Somervell, the original of the above photograph, has rendered splendid service to his country by raising in the Argentine Republic a corps of English volunteers for service at the front. No less than 150 offered themselves, but 120 only being required for the corps, Mr. Somervell made his choice of the best marksmen, and sailed for South Africa from Buenos Ayres on board the steamship Mab late in January last.
Newton & Earlestown Guardian, Friday 16th March 1900
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