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Boer War 1899-1901

Part Of:
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level:
File
Storage Room:
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location:
Box 50, File 8
R5 S5 Sh2 B2
Accession No.:
99-7
Scope & Content:
George E. Thorman Papers
- documents concerning the service of St. Thomas men in the Boer War, 1899- 1901
- these are mostly typed copies of letters home published in St. Thomas and area newspapers, newspaper accounts of the war, and newspaper accounts of the men going to the war and coming home
- there are also obituaries for some of these men in later years
List of St. Thomas Soldiers bound for South Africa, Oct. 28, 1899:
- Lieut. John Egerton Farley
- Lieut. H. N. Westaway
- Capt. William James Green
- Lieut. Archibald H. Anderson
- Sergt. Fredrick George Stanbury
- Corp. John Sutherland
Obituaries:
- John Egerton Farley, died February 4, 1900, buried in South Africa. There are two obituaries that have been scanned and added to this database record: one from a St. Thomas paper, February 1900, and the other from the St. Thomas Daily-Times, February 6, 1900.
- Harry B. Travers, died May 1909 of a heart aneurysm.

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