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Pte W Ward, CP, killed at Kuruman, Dec 1899 6 years 2 weeks ago #7739

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I have been sent this letter by Mary which was written after the death of her great uncle, Walter Ward at Kuruman in December 1899.



After the battle a cairn was built on the site but this has since disappeared. Instead his name is inscribed on the memorial in Kimberley.

If anyone has information relating to Pte Ward, I am sure Mary would be pleased to hear it.

Thank you Mary for sharing this document with us.

David

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Re: Pte W Ward, CP, killed at Kuruman, Dec 1899 6 years 2 weeks ago #7740

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Here is the detail from the Cape Police Memorial in Kimberley.


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The detail from the memorial in the West End Cemetary, Kimberley:


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Re: Pte W Ward, CP, killed at Kuruman, Dec 1899 6 years 2 weeks ago #7743

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Hello David,

There is a set of Attestation papers in the Cape Archives to one Walter Ward that attested in March 1899.

I will be in Cape Town from the 5th Feb until the 7th Feb. I will attend to it then.

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That would be great.

Many thanks Adrian
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Gentlemen,
A wonderful and very emotive letter, it goes to remind me of why our hobby exists today and the true cost for a great many all those years ago.
Regards Frank

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