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A Study of the British Officer on Active Service in South Africa 1899 – 1902 | Military Sun Helmets

British Officer on Active Service in South Africa 1899 – 1902 (Photo: James Holt collection)

Col (later Field Marshal) Sir Evelyn Wood. After an early career in the Royal Navy, Wood joined the British Army. He served in several major conflicts including the Indian Mutiny, where he was awarded the Victoria Cross, the Third Anglo-Ashanti War, the Anglo-Zulu War, the First Boer War and the Mahdist War. His service in Egypt led to his appointment as Sirdar where he reorganised the Egyptian Army.

ZULU WARS Cape SOUTH AFRICA Fingo Levies TRANSKEI BECHUANALAND Streatfeild 1911

Col (later Field Marshal) Sir Evelyn Wood. After an early career in the Royal Navy, Wood joined the British Army. He served in several major conflicts including the Indian Mutiny, where he was awarded the Victoria Cross, the Third Anglo-Ashanti War, the Anglo-Zulu War, the First Boer War and the Mahdist War. His service in Egypt led to his appointment as Sirdar where he reorganised the Egyptian Army.

Old photograph of a First World War, Scottish, Highland Piper

Britains's secret weapon against the Boers. 1900 (Boers would not shoot at people wearing "dresses" (Kilts)).

Melee combat between Boer troops and British Highlanders, Second Boer War. This level of close combat was extremely rare in the Second Boer War. The Boers were adept at retiring from their lines of defense prior to them being over run and were rarely inclined to take their attacks to face to face contact.

Melee combat between Boer troops and British Highlanders, Second Boer War.

A Captain of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders as he might have appeared in South Africa 1899-1902. He wears a khaki drill doublet with gauntlet cuffs, helmet with khaki 6 panel cover and regimental badge or “flash” on the left side consisting of an o/r’s collar badge on a red Melton cloth backing. His beautiful honey colored Sam Browne belt, haversack and water bottle are all provided by Hobson and Sons, and his helmet is by Hawkes & Co. (Photo: James Holt collection)

These are the British Officer uniforms in South Africa. Also common – 1902 *history*

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://www.britishbattles.com/great-boer-war/magersfontein/mag1.jpg

Highland Light Infantry on the march in the Boer War, (The Battle of Magersfontein, 11 Dec

victorian campaign dress

BRITISH ARMY - South Africa 1879 - Rifles, Battalion, Corporal 1879 & Regiment Officer with Colours 1879 & Highlanders Private having just arrived in South Africa from fighting in the Afghan War the regiment still had Indian issue water canteens).

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