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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 7 years 10 months ago #11726

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David,

Yes I did! and I feel I caused you an awful lot of work.

I don't know when they were transferred, but suspect it was a desperate last measure to keep hold of some prisoners just before Nootgedacht was reached by the British. I do know that they were released by General French's troops in September that year.

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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 7 years 10 months ago #11729

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Ians1900 wrote: David,

Yes I did! and I feel I caused you an awful lot of work.

I don't know when they were transferred, but suspect it was a desperate last measure to keep hold of some prisoners just before Nootgedacht was reached by the British. I do know that they were released by General French's troops in September that year.

Ian


Hello Ian

See this post .


The transfer was no later than 13 August when the Nooitgedacht prisoners were freed.

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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 7 years 10 months ago #11733

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I have been searching for this list but so far found nothing, not even a mention of the move itself.

I will keep searching.

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David
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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 7 years 10 months ago #11736

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Sorry, took my eye off this ball or I could have posted this earlier.

Here is the list of the prisoners released at Barberton by General French on 13th September 1900, mainly the well-heeled Duke of Cambridge's Own Imperial Yeomanry.

From The Times 18 September 1900:


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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 7 years 10 months ago #11738

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Thank you Justin. I had searched the other 19th Century Newspaper database and The Times was my next destination.

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David
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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 7 years 10 months ago #11771

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This is excellent!

I'm sure this thread will be viewed many times in the future; there is so much information here.

Ian

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