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Photo of soldier - Boer War 1899-1902 5 months 1 week ago #64600

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Goodday I am looking for any information regarding this photo, my great grandfather. Andrew Gay...

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Photo of soldier - Boer War 1899-1902 5 months 1 week ago #64603

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There are 2 A Gay's in FMP...… One South African and One British, here is the British.....

First name(s) A J
Last name Gay
Service number 5635
Rank Lance-Corporal
Regiment 2 Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Other regiments/units
Unit: served with Mounted Infantry, Rank: Lance-Corporal, Number: 5635
Biography
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Event detail Prisoner - Released on 07/09/1901 at Klerksdorp
Event unit 2 Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Event source SAFF
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[2626: 2652-2640] a town in the South African Republic (Klerksdorp district; North West), 45 km south-west of Potchefstroom. The town and district provided burghers for a commando. A detachment of the Kimberley Mounted Corps under Capt Lambart, from Lt-Gen Sir A. Hunter's 10th division, entered Klerksdorp on 14 June 1900 and captured Veg-Gen A.P.J. Cronjé‚ who was lying ill there. The small detachment of 40 men was forced to surrender on 25 July to a force of some 600 burghers with three guns commanded by Veg-Gen P.J. Liebenberg. After being reoccupied by Maj-Gen C.W.H. Douglas's column in November, the town became an important base for subsequent British operations in the western Transvaal and northern Orange Free State, since it was also the terminus of a railway spur from Germiston and Johannesburg. On 9 and 10 April 1902, the town was the locus of discussions, arranged by the British, among Boer politicians and military leaders as to the future course of the war. It was attended, inter alia, by acting President S.W. Burger of the South African Republic, President M.T. Steyn of the Orange Free State, Chief-Cmdt C.R. de Wet, Cmdt-Gen L. Botha, Asst Cmdt-Gen J.B.M. Hertzog and Asst Cmdt-Gen J.H. de la Rey. It was the location of both white and black concentration refugee camps. HMG III pp.232, 236, 247 and 515 (map no.38), IV pp.533-534; Times IV pp.223, 236 and 362 (map of the Transvaal in the end pocket); Gronum pp.113-115 (map on endpapers); Warwick p.154; Cd.819.

Second event detail Wounded Slightly on 07/09/1901 at Klerksdorp
Second event unit 2 Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Second event source SAFF
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[2626: 2652-2640] a town in the South African Republic (Klerksdorp district; North West), 45 km south-west of Potchefstroom. The town and district provided burghers for a commando. A detachment of the Kimberley Mounted Corps under Capt Lambart, from Lt-Gen Sir A. Hunter's 10th division, entered Klerksdorp on 14 June 1900 and captured Veg-Gen A.P.J. Cronjé‚ who was lying ill there. The small detachment of 40 men was forced to surrender on 25 July to a force of some 600 burghers with three guns commanded by Veg-Gen P.J. Liebenberg. After being reoccupied by Maj-Gen C.W.H. Douglas's column in November, the town became an important base for subsequent British operations in the western Transvaal and northern Orange Free State, since it was also the terminus of a railway spur from Germiston and Johannesburg. On 9 and 10 April 1902, the town was the locus of discussions, arranged by the British, among Boer politicians and military leaders as to the future course of the war. It was attended, inter alia, by acting President S.W. Burger of the South African Republic, President M.T. Steyn of the Orange Free State, Chief-Cmdt C.R. de Wet, Cmdt-Gen L. Botha, Asst Cmdt-Gen J.B.M. Hertzog and Asst Cmdt-Gen J.H. de la Rey. It was the location of both white and black concentration refugee camps. HMG III pp.232, 236, 247 and 515 (map no.38), IV pp.533-534; Times IV pp.223, 236 and 362 (map of the Transvaal in the end pocket); Gronum pp.113-115 (map on endpapers); Warwick p.154; Cd.819.

Country Great Britain
Record set Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902

Here is the South African.....

First name(s) Andrew
Last name Gay
Service number 649
Rank Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant
Regiment Imperial Light Horse
Literary references
The National Archives WO127. Nominal rolls colonial units.
Biography
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Country Great Britain
Record set Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902
Category Military Service & Conflict

Hope this is of some help.....

Mike
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Military Historical Society
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Photo of soldier - Boer War 1899-1902 5 months 1 week ago #64621

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Mabel,

We did not receive the picture. If you would like to email it to me at david.biggins [at] angloboerwar,com I can post it for you.

Kind regards
David
Dr David Biggins

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This is the best I can make to photograph

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