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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 8 years 3 months ago #11772

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A good task for a winter's evening will be to transcribe the names so that they can be found from a search of the site/internet.

As a start, I could add a link from the unit pages to the casualty rolls.

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David
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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 8 years 3 months ago #11787

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David,

Indeed it would be interesting to compare the names with the casualty lists and the medal rolls.

I have a sneaking suspicion that there are many mis-spellings/mistakes in the published lists. There certainly are as far as the 13th Battalion I.Y. is concerned.

Which makes me think that the original lists that were sent from South Africa to the War Office, and then published, must be lurking somewhere in the S.A. telegrams in TNA.

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Justin

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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 8 years 3 months ago #11792

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JustinLDavies wrote: David,

Indeed it would be interesting to compare the names with the casualty lists and the medal rolls.

I have a sneaking suspicion that there are many mis-spellings/mistakes in the published lists. There certainly are as far as the 13th Battalion I.Y. is concerned.

Which makes me think that the original lists that were sent from South Africa to the War Office, and then published, must be lurking somewhere in the S.A. telegrams in TNA.

Best,

Justin


Hello Justin

I have recorded a number of casualties list from The Times and it is swings and roundabouts - extra names, extra details against spelling mistakes, wrong units and in one case Cpt Ernest Rokeby Robinson becomes Cpt Rokeby and Cpt Robinson.

All good stuff.

Meurig
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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 8 years 3 months ago #11796

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Hi David,Justin & Meurig

I have been doing some checks on the 4th Nooitgedacht List (Times 22 Sept 1900).
Quite a lot of mistakes with mostly names & initials, but also regimental numbers.
Two interesting errors:
*The 12 men listed as from Border Mt Rifles are actually from the Border Horse. Also Tpr J DavidEllott-Fisher refers to Tpr W F Elliot and Tpr J A Fischer who were taken PoW near Hammonia on 28 May 1900
*The 16 men listed as South Australian Bushmen are from New Zealand Mounted Infantry
It seems as if the Conductors listed under Bechuanaland Rifles could be from Julius Weil's Transport : for instance A Preson and J Zjubr are probably A Preston and J Zuhr. The three civilians listed with them eludes me!

In spite of the few errors, the lists are an extremely valuable addition to the available PoW records: thanks again to David for "publishing" them!

Henk

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Hi

A Typo mistake in previous submission : Tpr J Elliot-Fisher, without the "David" part

Henk

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Release of British Prisoners from Watervaal 8 years 3 months ago #11798

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Hello Henk,
I think there is only one A Preson in one of the volunteer companies and no Zjubr, so would think you are right.
Regards Frank

There was also a J Zuhr who had served in the Colonial Scouts, the same man, perhaps.

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