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2nd Boer War 1901 slighty wounded
« on: Thursday 08 April 21 12:45 BST (UK) »
Hello

I have found reference to a casualty G Brooks number 5125 of the Sherwood Forresters who was (slightly) wounded May 1901 on the angloboerwar.com site.

I have downloaded the attestation papers from the National Archives (I think they are with FindMyPast or ancestry as well) for him but his number is 6125 and page 4 lists the wound and a date.

I have found a reference to the regimental diary for that day on FindMyPast, this lists the numbers wounded but not the names.

Is there any chance there are further references to the event or other casualty lists I can consult online without having to pay for another subscription for one person? I seem to be going round in circles doing google searches.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. 

Dawn
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Re: 2nd Boer War 1901 slighty wounded
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 April 21 15:12 BST (UK) »
I doubt you will find anything online, might be worth contacting the regimental museum and see if they can help. they might have more detail reports or a feature in the regimental journal.

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Re: 2nd Boer War 1901 slighty wounded
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 April 21 18:15 BST (UK) »
Thanks pogo
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Re: 2nd Boer War 1901 slighty wounded
« Reply #3 on: Friday 16 April 21 13:58 BST (UK) »

Hi

There is a reference to G. Brooks no. 5125 Sherwood Forresters (Derbyshire Regiment) on the website angloboerwar.com.

Slightly wounded at Vlakfontein 29 May 1901.

There is an account of the regiments activities here:

https://www.angloboerwar.com/?option=com_content&view=article&id=546
Paylet, Pallatt, Morris (Russia, UK) Burke, Hillery, Page, Rumsey, Stevens, Tyne/Thynne(UK)  Landman, van Rooyen, Tyne, Stevens, Rumsey, Visagie, Nell (South Africa)

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Re: 2nd Boer War 1901 slighty wounded
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 01 September 21 19:37 BST (UK) »
I suggest this :

History of the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts. and Derby Regt.) in the Boer War 1899-1902

Various prices on the Internet.

Ian
Smith - Sileby + Coleorton, Leicestershire.
Chamberlain - Sileby, Leicestershire.
Heath - Coleorton, Thringstone + Coalville, Leicestershire.

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Re: 2nd Boer War 1901 slighty wounded
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 03 November 21 18:14 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Ian, sorry for the slow reply.
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Re: 2nd Boer War 1901 slighty wounded
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 03 November 21 20:05 GMT (UK) »
George Arctic Brooks - that's quite an intriguing middle name !
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Re: 2nd Boer War 1901 slighty wounded
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 03 November 21 20:11 GMT (UK) »
Yep, still not sure of the origins; named after a ship, a battle or a discovery?

None of his siblings were given such a fancy middle name.
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