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A Short Biography of Bill Sanderson, an Anglo-Boer War Victim of Circumstance

SANDERSON William (Bill) migrated to South Africa from Edinburgh with his brothers Tom and Bob, initially joining the rush when gold was discovered at Lydenburg. They later settled down to farming on a property at ‘Peebles’, situated at the foot … Continue reading

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A short Biography of Canadian Paul Perry of Perry’s View

PERRY (PAUL) Paul (Eugene Pierre on the Steinaecker’s Horse nominal roll, and Pierre on KSA roll), Trooper No. II He was born in Canada of French parents. He ran away from home to join the American Navy and after two … Continue reading

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A short biography “Clinkers” and “Pump” Willis of Steinaecker’s Horse

WILLIS Bertram Churchill, Trooper No. 1233: Was born in Natal. He was a locomotive driver and bushveld elephant hunter. He worked on the Rand Mines and before the war was in partnership with his brother Percy in running a farm … Continue reading

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A short Biography of Joao (Juwawa) Albasini

“Juwawa” Albasini was the son of an Italian sea captain, who had left him in Lourenco Marques in 1832 at the age of 19 years, with instructions to commence a safari trade and find a market for his father’s goods. … Continue reading

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A Short Biography of Col. James Stevenson-Hamilton First Chief Warden of Kruger National Park

JAMES STEVENSON-HAMILTON was born in Dublin, Ireland, of Scottish parents, in 1867, where his father was then posted. His childhood was spent at the ancestral home Fairholm, in Scotland, and was educated at Rugby School. He proceeded to the Royal … Continue reading

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A Short Biography of Charles Christoffel Wolhuter Ranger in Kruger

Harry Charles (Christoffel), was born at Beaufort West in Cape Colony on 14 February 1877. After living for some time in Johannesburg he later managed a farm and trading store for his father at Legogote in the eastern Transvaal where … Continue reading

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