Another poignant Platrand battle relic in the form of a Roode Kruis (Red Cross) ID card. It belonged to F. Potgieter of Hartebeesfontein -and burger in the Krugersdorp Commando- who was killed in the attack. The card was recovered "from his body" by Captain Henry Francis Fraser of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers. The Boer war museum database lists under burger deaths Frederik E. Potgieter, aged 41, on 26 January 1900 near Ladysmith. That date is probably wrong as the card was recovered on the 6th of that month. The 5th Lancers were involved in the battle (info copied from this website): "Throughout the [Ladysmith] siege the 5th Royal Irish Lancers frequently had fighting. In his despatch of 23rd March 1900, para 27, Sir George White, speaking of a reconnaissance made on 8th December 1899, says, "It was carried out in a very bold and dashing manner by the 5th Lancers and 18th Hussars". They were sent to reinforce Waggon Hill in the great attack on 6th January. The miseries of being constantly under shell-fire are apt to be lost sight of, but the fact that on 22nd December one single shell wounded 5 officers and the Sergeant Major of the 5th Lancers, makes one realise the ever-constant danger and strain during the four months' siege"
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