Boer War


The Boer wars (also known as the Freedom Wars by the Afrikaans) were two wars fought between the British and the two Boer republics - the Orange Free State and the Transvaal Republic

The first war (1880-1881) was a rebellion of Boers against the British rule in the Transvaal and re-established their independence.  The second (1899-1902) was a longer war, involving large numbers of troops from the British Empire, and resulting in the republics becoming British colonies which later formed part of the Union of South Africa.


The data shown here comprises the Boer War: Casualties from the British side as well as a letter from Peter Court to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission about his relations Edmund, William and Lumley Gray.


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