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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 6 years 4 months ago #9213

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Good afternoon David,
Whilst I do not have a copy of Davitt, I see I was quite right in my assumption with regards to Lepeltakkeeft, it does seem very harsh by todays standards, if indeed true, however, that was the way war was conducted back in those days, the two squadrons concerned, one of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers and the the other, of the 5th Dragoon Guards, were simply putting training into pactice, moreover, each and every one of them were following Major Gore's orders, just as, he himself, was following orders.
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I'm not sure if this list of Boer casualties

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Hereby published for general information the following list of casualties, wounded and missing compiled by
the Information Bureau of the Red Cross.

Government Office F W Reitz
Pretoria, 17 Nov 1899 Secretary of State

HOLLANDER CORPS

With approval of the Government Prof Molengraaff carried out an investigation in connection with members
of the Hollander Corps who took part in the Battle of Elandslaagte. The results of the investigation are as
follows:

Killed on the Battlefield

Dr H J Coster
J Moora
C G de Jonge
H van Cittert
P van den Broek
M Schaink

These persons were identified on the battlefield by Dr Visser of the Ambulance of the Johannesburg
Commando by means of name tags, letters etc. found by him in the pockets of the fallen and wounded, or by
means of names on their clothing.

EXTRAORDINARY GOVERNMENT GAZETTE OF THE SA REPUBLIC, SATURDAY 18 NOV 1899.

Missing:

JH Breyer (on the list of prisoners the name Dreyer appears)
S Kaper (on the list of prisoners the name Raper appears)
Nienhuis (one particular J Nieuwenhuis, the first prisoner published, has escaped and returned to our main
lager; more than likely the same person as Nienhuis)
J de Graaf W Kool

Wounded, recovering or already recovered and returned to Pretoria

Dr Kakebeeke Minninga D Wicherlink C Willemse
P W Nijenes A J Rutgens Kuijpers G J Otto

The remaining members of the Hollander Corps who took part in the Battle of Elandslaagte together with
Commandant Lombaard, escaped unscathed from the Battle. Their names are:

H A Groskamp Engelberts Hofs I I v d Koppel
D B Stenerwald v d Loos Steyling C Singlé
P Jorissen F van Kruiselbergen I Schuurman J C Klasing
Van Marle H G IJsenbrand C Dubbelman J J Nijenes
Adelaar Franken Millerie Schapers
L Kerkhoff K Goldman I Drop C J Swierstra
C Besaans C Hagen A I Paul Van Dreumel
N Hahn Budding F H Bottelier J K Holtz
C Plokhooij H H Bonnema C Van der Linden P v d Bergh
P A Jans Reijnders G E Ter Haar Van der Ruit
I G Geurise Prins Wieland

Some of these have returned to Pretoria. Those still in possession of horse tackle have joined various other commandos.

Of the field service division of the Hollander Corps, the following did not take part in the Battle.

J Olie H Ruygrok
F Olie Van Wijk
Olie Jr de Wilde H Groeneveld Brouwer
K Van Rijsse Volker Wagner Scheepens
W Lagerweij Kenzenkamp B Venemans J Hasie
J de Bruijn Relker J J Kesting J J Barlage
L De Haas De Jongh Van Hoepen Snr Van Hoepen Jr
Ros Schultz Wollendorp G J J Bielen
Pfennig Brenkman Duijkers Molenaar
J Wijnbergen De Bruin W A Swaters Hennes
J B Weijers Van der Goorberg A Van der Meulen Peskens
I W Thesijssen Wan Zijl H Siemerink Lesturgeon
W Wijshek J L de Rijke Faassen F ten Burg
H Hollenbach J Hollenbach Parré Juijn
Ormel F J Huijsse

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 6 years 4 months ago #9216

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Frank,

I agree and it made me re-read Gore's account of the charge which is very understated in may ways.

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Not the best picture but this is Gore's QSA:

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