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BesselingJohannes ReinierusVolunteer from Sweden serving with the Boer forces
Source: Anglo Boer War Museum database, August 2016
Scandinavian volunteers
BessellE M2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South Wales Borderers
BessellW1287PrivateFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Bessell-BrownAlfred Joseph21TrooperSource: OZ-Boer databaseWest Australia, 1st Mounted Infantry Contingent
Bessell-BrowneAlfred JosephLieutenantBESSELL-BROWNE, ALFRED JOSEPH, Lieutenant, was born 3 Sept 1877, son of William H Bessell-Browne, of Sydney. He served in South Africa with the West Australian Contingent, 1899-1902, and took part in operations in the Orange Free State, including actions at Vet River and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill; operations in Natal; operations in Orange River Colony. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 August 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "A J Browne, Lieutenant, West Australians. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". (Warrant altered to A J Bessell-Browne.) He became Major 28 August 1911, 13th Australian Field Artillery Brigade, 5th Military District. Major Bessell-Browne served in the European War from 1914 to 1918. He was appointed ADC to His Excellency the Governor General of Australia 1 April, 1917; became Temporary Brigadier General, Australial Imperial Force. For his services he was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 24 September 1917; was made a CMG in 1915, and a CB in 1918. He had the Volunteer decoration. He married in 1903, Muriel Maud, daughter of Henry E Manning.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
West Australia contingent
BessengerB MSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsMidland Mounted Rifles
BesservePCorporalFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1879Natal Native Contingent
BessetB2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Duke of Edinburgh's) Wiltshire Regiment
BessettEmrraySource: QSA and KSA medal rollsWestern Province Mounted Rifles
BessettJSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsSouthern Rhodesian Volunteers
BessetteWilfred7868Source: Medal rollsCanada, 2nd Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry
BessingerH JSource: WO100/285Sandflats TG
BessingerIsaacSource: Attestation paper in WO126Border Scouts
BessonA804PrivateKilled in action. Magersfontein, 11 December 1899
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Coldstream Guards
BessonASource: QSA and KSA medal rollsColdstream Guards
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