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Frederick Morton Burns 2 months 1 week ago #69415

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Hello,

I am new to this site. My mother told me my grandfather, Frederick Morton Burns, served during the Boer War. After doing a Google search, I found this site. I did a name search and found his name. Here is the information listed:
Name: Frederick Morton Burns
No.: 5120
Rank: Trooper
Notes: 2nd Brabant's Horse; Source: Nominal Roll in WO127
Unit: Brabant's Horse

I don't know anything about my grandfather other than what my mom has shared. She was born in 1933 so she doesn't know much about him prior to her birth. Is it possible to find out more information about him through sources used to put this website together?

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Fred Sornoso

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Frederick Morton Burns 2 months 1 week ago #69416

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Welcome to the Forum. A quick check of the Kaplan medal roll for the QSA clasp "Wepener" shows "5120 Tpr. F.M.Burns" of 2nd Brabant's Horse enlisted in that Regiment on 4/3/00 and was discharged on 15/10/00. He earned the clasps "Cape Colony", "Wepener", "Wittebergen" and "Belfast". Your GF had subsequent service in the South African Light Horse.
Other Forum members, or our host David, may be able to add more to this basic information.
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Frederick Morton Burns 2 months 1 week ago #69417

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Thank you!

Yes, if someone else can find more info or tell me how to search for more I would appreciate it.

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Frederick Morton Burns 2 months 1 week ago #69425

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Welcome fred.

I don't have much more to add to what IL has provided.

Burns, 5120 Trooper Fred Morton, Brabant's Horse | QSA (5) CC Wep Witt Belf SA01 | Enlisted 2nd BrH 4 March 1900. Discharged 15 October 1900. Also served SALH (2213) | Ref: 237p184, 275p85

I was not able to locate attestation papers for him in either of these two units.
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