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5th dragoon guards April 1904 - December 1908 1 month 3 weeks ago #65085

  • Susan Smith
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I know that by 1904 the Anglo Boer war was over, but I wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of discovering what the 5th Dragoon Guards were doing between April 1904 and December 1908 - My grandfather's service record shows that he was in South Africa between these dates but I've been unable to discover any details. I know he was in Bloemfontein in December 1905 as the family has a Christmas card from there at that date.
Where can I look? Thanks in advance!
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5th dragoon guards April 1904 - December 1908 1 month 3 weeks ago #65088

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Susan,

There is a history of the 5th DGs which may help:

Title: History of the 5th Dragoon Guards: The Story of a Regiment of Horse, Being the Regimental History from 1685 to 1922 of the 5th Princess Charlotte of Wales’ Dragoon Guards

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Author: Pomeroy, Ralph Legge

Publisher: William Blackwood
Publication Date: 1924
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The British maintained garrisons in south Africa after the war, I don't believe the troops did anything more than typical peace time duties - training, competitions and recreation.
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