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Pte. Kirby Suffolk Regt. PoW at Colesberg 6 years 4 months ago #17080

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QSA 4 BARS CC. OFS. TRANS. SA1901. to 2478 PTE C. KIRBY 1ST SUFFOLK REGT. Taken prisoner at Colesberg on 6 January 1900 and sent to Watervaal PoW Camp where he was held until 6 June 1900.


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Pte. Kirby Suffolk Reft. PoW at Colesberg 6 years 4 months ago #17108

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I looked up what happened to the Suffolks at Colesberg. This from The Times, 8 Jan 1900:


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A slightly different account from the next day, 9 Jan 1900:

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Some more accounts of the engagement: The first from 30 Jan 1900:



And three letters (The Times, 17 Feb 00):



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Portraits of Lt Col Watson



and Lt C A White



The remnants of the Suffolks returning to camp:

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