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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 9
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
- also handwritten notes
"Members of the Elgin Regiment who served in South Africa 1899-1902" (compiled by Lt. B.D. Sim):
- Pte. A. H. Anderson
- Gnr. G. A. Barrett
- Dvr. H. Couse
- Pte. C. P. Ermatinger
- Pte. W. J. Green
- Pte. F. G. Stanbury
- Pte. H. N. Westaway
- Pte. P. H. Stacey
- Pte. J. Sutherland
- Pte. H. B. Travers
- Pte. J. E. Farley
- Tpr. H. R. McKenzie
- Tpr. W. Stokes
- Tpr. F. Little
- Tpr. A. E. Berry
- Tpr. E. Stacey
- Tpr. A. Montieth
- Tpr. R. Palmerston
- Pte. J. Monteith (this list has been scanned and is visible in this database record as the first pdf).
Obituaries:
- Dr. R. McKenzie, died January 20, 1909.
- Sergt. George A. Barrett, died April 6, 1905 of complications following liver surgery (this typed, transcribed obituary from a St. Thomas paper has been scanned and is visible in this database record as the second pdf)..
- Pte. Henry Newman Westaway, died January 24, 1939.
Biography of Lieutenant-Colonel William James Green, died October 25th, 1958 (this biography has been scanned and is visible in this database record as the third pdf). Added to this folder by the Archivist in August 2020 are print-outs and scanned images of the following death announcements for William James Green:
-Obituary, St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 27, 1958, pg. 1.
-Death notice, St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 27, 1958, pg. 7.
-Funeral notice, St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 29, 1958, pg. 15.
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