The original Johannesburg Mounted Rifles was a Class C SAMIF regiment raised upon the 18th of January 1901, a second regiment was subsequently raised there too, however, both where disbanded after Vereeniging, in Johannesburg on the 7th of July 1902.
The regiment was not part of the British Army, unless a particular man had been wounded and been in the care of the Royal Victoria Hospital at Netley, he would not have been discharged in Great Britain, his account would be settled in the Rand and he would be free to do whatsoever he had chosen.
I mentioned the "original" JMR, after the Anglo Boer War, the new Transvaal administration created a defence force called the Transvaal Volunteers, it was rather like the Militia and subsequent Territorial Force in Great Brittain, within it was a new Johannesburg Mounted Rifles.
Jordanpierce wrote: Hi, first time posting on here, not sure if this has been covered previously.
My Grandfather has been doing research on his Grandfathers involvement during the Boer war. His Grandfather, James Henry Langstone lived in Adelaide, South Australia when he enlisted, we have his attestation form for the Johannesburg Mounted Rifles.
What my grandfather has been trying to find out is. After the war, we’re the Johannesburg mounted rifles sent back to England and discharged, or were they discharged in Africa?
What would’ve happened to the colonial soldiers? Would they have also gone to England? Or would they have been discharged and sent back to Australia, New Zealand etc.
We have an inbound passenger arrival for a J Langstone arriving in Fremantle on the SS Victoria in October 1902, Which had come from London via Cape Town.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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