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Re: Boer POW St Helena 5 years 10 months ago #19191

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A person by the name of Oscar Binstead Lowne Hughes of the Zeerust district was sent to St Helena after being captured at Elandsputen on 11.9.1900. He was aged 27 years at the time and given a number of 1528 according the record at Boer War Museum South Africa,
If anyone has any other information regarding him or anything about the internment at St Helena how long they stayed there etc, then I would appreciate hearing about it. Thank you KM

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Re: Boer POW St Helena 5 years 10 months ago #19324

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60plus,

I don't know the answer to your question but have been looking through newspaper report for information. There were 5,679 men in St Helena at the time.

The Times, 15 May 1902:



The Times, 4 Jun 1902:



The Times, 28 Jun 1902:



The Times, 7 Jul 1902:



The Times, 8 Jul 1902:

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Re: Boer POW St Helena 5 years 10 months ago #19326

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A continuation of the story.

From The Times, 8 Jul 1902



The Times, 12 Aug 1902



The Times, 27 Aug 1902



The Times, 23 Oct 1903



The Times, 28 Oct 1902

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Re: Boer POW St Helena 5 years 10 months ago #19327

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I cannot see a date in the papers when the final batch of prisoners left the island. I don't know of any lists of which men made up the batches of men.

Two more articles of interest.

From The Times, 3 Mar 1903:



Discussion of the closure of the garrison on St Helena, from 13 Sep 1906:

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Re: Boer POW St Helena 3 years 9 months ago #46718

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SEE THIS LINK: www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hughes-7005

TRY ALSO THE ARCHIVES IN PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA

National Archives Repository
The Head
Postal address: Private Bag X236, PRETORIA 0001
Street address: 24 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, PRETORIA
Tel: (012) 441 3200. Fax: (012) 323 5287
Fax to e-mail: 086 529 6414
E-mail: enquiries@dac.gov.za
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