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Roberts’ Horse - action at Eerstefabrieken 31August 1900? 6 months 5 days ago #62440

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I am researching the individuals named on the A-B war memorial in Oudtshoorn. In this connection I am trying to locate details of an action involving Roberts' Horse at Eerstefabrieken which resulted in the wounding of 1238 Pvt. W. B. Yorke, on 31 August 1900 and his subsequent death on 1st or 2nd September 1900. Can anyone shed any light? Many thanks.

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Hi NigelRoberts’ Horse - action at Eerstefabrieken 31August 1900? 6 months 4 days ago #62443

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Hi Nigel
Although there were some 50+ British casualties countrywide on 31 August 1900, the Yorke incident seems to be a "one-of". Probably a lucky shot by a Boer sniper.
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Hi NigelRoberts’ Horse - action at Eerstefabrieken 31August 1900? 6 months 4 days ago #62444

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Henk, many thanks for that. One of those 'we'll never know"s.

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