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Dilworth - Munster Fusiliers 6 months 3 weeks ago #62583

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New member researching the history of Pvt Dilworth from Vicarstown, near Mallow, Co Cork, Ireland. I think he was in the Munster Fusiliers. His first name was John. He died in 1909 of injuries sustained during the Boer War. (born 1874)

A friend found this. Could this be him? Dilworth D 5304 Private Dangerously wounded. Between Winberg and Smaldeel, 7 April 1901
1st Battalion. Rejoined Ml
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll

His father was Denis so the D could be his second name?

Any help or guidance would be appreciated.

Niamh.

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Dilworth - Munster Fusiliers 6 months 3 weeks ago #62584

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From FMP for your information...….

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First name(s) D
Last name Dilworth
Service number 5304
Rank Private
Regiment 1 Battalion The Royal Munster Fusiliers
Other regiments/units
Unit: served with Mounted Infantry, Rank: Private, Number: 5304
Biography
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Event detail
Missing - Rejoined on 07/04/1901 at Between Winburg & Smaldeel (Official casualty roll location: Between Winburg And Smaldeel)
Event unit 1 Battalion The Royal Munster Fusiliers
Event source SAFF
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[2826: 2831-2700] a town in the Orange Free State (Winburg district; Free State), 30 km south-east of Theunissen; it was the terminus of a railway branch line from Smaldeel (2*). The town and district furnished burghers for a commando (Cmdt H. Theunissen; Cmdt J.P.J. Jordaan; Cmdt J.P. Theron; Cmdt F.R. Cronjé‚; Cmdt J.W. Kok; Cmdt M.H. Wessels; Cmdt S.F. Haasbroek). As Lt-Gen I.S.M. Hamilton's 'Winburg Column' approached the town on 5 May 1900, Capt C.E. Balfour was sent ahead to obtain the town's surrender. There, Balfour met Asst Veg-Gen P.R. Botha, leading a commando of some 500 foreign nationals, who told him that he would have to fight for the town; however, the landdrost, backed by some townspeople, intervened and asked Botha to leave as they feared for their town if a fight ensued. Botha gave way and Hamilton's column marched into Winburg that evening. Here the column captured three days' supplies and was also resupplied from Karree Siding* before moving northwards again. It was followed by Lt-Gen Sir H.E. Colvile's column which remained until 22 May when it was replaced by Maj-Gen R.A.P. Clement's 12th infantry brigade. Towards the end of 1900 the town was fortified with several redoubts. When Chief-Cmdt C.R. de Wet reorganised the Orange Free State into military districts in February 1901, that of Winburg was commanded by Senior Cmdt C.C. Froneman with the Winburg (Cmdt S.F. Haasbroek) and Ladybrand (Cmdt J.J. Koen) commandos. It was the location of both white and black refugee concentration camps. HMG II p.328 (map no.35), III pp.50 and 113-114 (map no.38), IV p.668 (map no.64); Times IV pp.88-89 and 107 (map of the Transvaal in the end pocket), V pp.32 and 235 (map facing p.156); Breytenbach V pp.432-437 (map facing p.482); Cassell pp.1,049 and 1,129; Warwick p.154.

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Record set Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902
Category Military Service & Conflict
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Dilworth - Munster Fusiliers 6 months 5 days ago #62763

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Is there a place I could get a copy of a service record?

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