Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Trove Tuesday – Another Boer War Find

I wrote a post recently about my great grandfather’s words – writing back from the Boer War and published in his local newspaper.

Another great grandfather served in the Boer War, this time on my mother’s side, Lewis Raikes GARRETT (1876 – 1939). He served in Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry under the formidable sounding Colonel Thorneycroft.
I found the following (large) illustrated article in the Australian Town and Country Journal of May 1900. What a shame the photo isn’t better quality.
You can read a bit more about Lewis Garrett, and see a photo of him in his Thorneycroft uniform, in my July blog post.

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