Warcovers :: Up to 1914 :: 1880 (7th. Dec) cover + letter S. AFRICA to GB. lead up to 1st. BOER WAR 16th. Dec.

1880 (7th. Dec) cover + letter S. AFRICA to GB. lead up to 1st. BOER WAR 16th. Dec.

1880 (7th. Dec) cover + letter S. AFRICA to GB. lead up to 1st. BOER WAR 16th. Dec.
1880 (7th. Dec) cover and letter from South AFRICA to GB with CAPE TOWN p/m. Lead up to 1st. BOER WAR starting 16th. Dec. 1880. mss .. "The 58th. wont be here for a little while & now the Boers seem to be giving trouble it may be some time longer. The Basutos continue fighting with little result on either side, but the reinforcements should decide matters".
[On 11 Nov. 1880, a hundred armed Boers disrupted an auction, for refusing to pay an illegally inflated tax and assaulted the presiding sheriff. The first shots of the war were fired when this group fought back against government troops who were sent after them. After the Transvaal formally declared independence from the United Kingdom, the war began on 16 Dec. 1880]
From '[Lieutenant (Captain) W.R.H. Crauford of the 91st Highlanders' was present at the battle of Gingindlovu, the relief of Eshowe, and commanded the convoys of the column during the advance of Crealock's Division to Port Durnford. [William Reginald Houison Crauford: 1879 ZULU WAR CAMPAIGN MEDAL. South Africa Medal 1877-79 with clasp '1879'] Ref: 314-060.
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Item Code 314-060
 
Price: £150.00
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