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George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« on: Monday 12 February 18 09:01 GMT (UK) »
Could someone please give a year and perhaps the regiment, for this photograph.On the back it just says South Africa.

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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #1 on: Monday 12 February 18 09:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi Cupcake,

You only have a four year window for Boer War. 1899-1902, so I doubt you will get much narrower date than that.    ;).

 I suppose maybe a regiment could have been there for only part of the time, but I know some Aussies were there for much of the war . . . .  and there are a couple of Aussies in your photo.  There seem to be several different groups represented don't there?

Sorry can't help more.

Wiggy.     :)
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #2 on: Monday 12 February 18 10:30 GMT (UK) »
Having looked at the family for cupcake before, I believe it is a group of men including some from the Volunteer Service Company of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers with whom a George Moffat served in the Imperial Yeomanry.  The first of the VSC arrived in Jun 1900 so after that date.

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PS - The slouch hats don't necessarily indicate Australians, the hat was worn by many of the Imperial forces.
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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #3 on: Monday 12 February 18 10:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi Wiggy,

At least I have a 4 year window 1899-1902.

When I look at the photograph I can see a couple of Aussies and, thank you for pointing out that several different groups are represented in the photo.

Many thanks

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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #4 on: Monday 12 February 18 10:37 GMT (UK) »
Having looked at the family for cupcake before, I believe it is a group of men including some from the Volunteer Service Company of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers with whom a George Moffat served in the Imperial Yeomanry.  The first of the VSC arrived in Jun 1900 so after that date.

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PS - The slouch hats don't necessarily indicate Australians, the hat was worn by many of the Imperial forces.

Hi Max,

Thank you for the information. Have to say, I thought the slouch hats were perhaps Australian, too.

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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #5 on: Monday 12 February 18 10:46 GMT (UK) »
I was looking at photos of Breaker Morant and looking at the uniform in general! 

I know that was a film, but it would have been historically correct as far as uniform goes I believe.  ;)

Casual looking crew aren't they!    ;D

Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #6 on: Monday 12 February 18 11:00 GMT (UK) »

Haven't seen that film.

Casual and serious looking chaps.
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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #7 on: Monday 12 February 18 11:03 GMT (UK) »

Just noticed the chap in the back row holding a dog :-\

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Re: George Moffat Boer War - South Africa
« Reply #8 on: Monday 12 February 18 11:45 GMT (UK) »
I thought the same thing Wiggy.  Those slouch hats with the very wide band were typical of
those worn by Aussies in the Boer War.  My Granddad's photo shows a similar hat but he was
in the Lighthorse so his had a splendid feather decoration.  The rising sun badge was attached to
the side.

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