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Re: Boer War
« Reply #18 on: Friday 01 March 19 16:23 GMT (UK) »
Certainly membership of the militia was a common way for men to supplement their low incomes and the pregnancy was indeed perhaps the trigger. The first year bounty on condition of having completed 49 days drill on enlistment was 30 shillings.  Daily pay when training or at camp was about 1 shilling a day and there were additional small bounties.

The record you have seen is all there is.  For more detail on the E Surreys in the Boer war, I'd suggest checking out the bibliography of the East Surreys at the Surrey Infantry museum here:
http://www.queensroyalsurreys.org.uk/bibliography.shtml  (scroll down to east Surreys).

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