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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 8 years 1 month ago #11517

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A list of prisoners at Nooitgedacht from The Times, 6 Jul 00:













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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 8 years 1 month ago #11518

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The remaining men from the Nooitgedacht list:











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Thanks once again for these listings. Whilst I do not have any medals to the units named in your most recent post, it seems to me that such lists can add another dimension to a plain "POW and date" notation; inasmuch as many of the chaps are listed by Companies. I don't know about anyone else, but it gives me a nice buzz to be able to say that "999 Pte Bloggs of the Mudshires" served in B Coy on the occasion. Even better, sometimes the descriptions of actions mention participation down to Coy level.
Does anyone agree?
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Hello Ian,
Well, I agree very strongly indeed, if you did not have that information in the first place, moreover, it is often the case that for members of the British Army, very little is available if you have been through WO96, WO97, WO363 and WO364 and drawn a blank.
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Thanks once again for these listings. Whilst I do not have any medals to the units named in your most recent post, it seems to me that such lists can add another dimension to a plain "POW and date" notation; inasmuch as many of the chaps are listed by Companies. I don't know about anyone else, but it gives me a nice buzz to be able to say that "999 Pte Bloggs of the Mudshires" served in B Coy on the occasion. Even better, sometimes the descriptions of actions mention participation down to Coy level.
Does anyone agree?
Regards to all anyway!
IL.

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These lists are hugley useful in the ways mentioned above and also revealing men not listed in the casualty rolls in the first place - especially for the Natal Field Force.
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You mention unlisted casualties; especially in NFF. Does this happen frequently? Are they battle casualties or wilful missing or sick? If an unlisted casualty, are there other sources to check? I am aware that the term "casualty" does not necessarily mean a battle injury or illness or POW - it can mean a number of things. For example, the other day I was looking at an OZ WW2 record and under the heading "casualty" was all sorts of things; like transfers and medical treatment which was not battle-caused or even active-service-caused.
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