The 18th Hussars in South Africa: the records of a cavalry regiment during the Boer War, 1899-1902

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Warren & son, 1905 - South African War, 1899-1902 - 319 pages
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Page 309 - Chief of Her Majesty's Forces in South Africa, do hereby proclaim and make known as follows: — 1. That from and after this date Sections 1 and 2 of Proclamation No. 1 of 1900 are repealed, except in respect of those burghers who have already taken the said oath. || 2. That Proclamation No. 2 of 1900 is repealed. || 3. That all such persons who have taken the said oath, and who have in any way broken such oath, will be punished with...
Page 309 - Republic conaiders such oath immoral, and has issued a notice warning all Burghers against taking the said oath ; and Whereas it is manifest that the leniency which has been extended to the Burghers of the South African Eepublic in not appreciated by them, but, on the contrary, is being used as a cloak to continue the resistance against the forces of Her Majesty the Queen ; and Whereas there are no means of distinguishing the combatant from the non-combatant portion of the population : Now, therefore,...
Page 63 - Colenso ; reinforcements will not, therefore, arrive here as early as was expected. Sir George White is confident that the defence of Ladysmith will be continued by the garrison in the same spirited manner as it has hitherto been conducted, until the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief in South Africa does relieve it.
Page 309 - Burghers who had not taken a prominent part in the hostilities, were allowed, upon taking an oath, to return to their homes, and were not dealt with as Prisoners of War, and Whereas by Proclamation No. 2 of 1900, Burghers to whom Passes and Permits had been granted, might retain their stock, or take them to the Winter Veld, and Whereas many Burghers have taken the said oath, but have, notwithstanding this oath, taken up arms against the Forces of Her Majesty the Queen, and Whereas many Burghers who...
Page 310 - Commander -in -Chief of Her Majesty's Forces in South Africa, do hereby proclaim and make known as follows : — 1. That from and af terthis date Sections 1 and 2 of Proclamation No. 1 of 1900 are repealed, except in respect of those burghers who have already taken the said oath. 2. That Proclamation No. 2 of 1900 is repealed. 3. That all such persons who have taken the said oath, and who have in any way broken such oath, will be punished with either death, imprisonment, or fine. 4. That all burghers...
Page 310 - That the fine mentioned in Proclamation No. 6*) of 1900, Section 2, shall be rigorously exacted where any damage is done to the railway, and persons are hereby warned to acquaint Her Majesty's Forces with the presence of the enemy upon their farms, and, failing to do so, they will be regarded as aiding and abetting the enemy. God Save the Queen. Given under my hand and seal, at Pretoria, this 14th day of August, 1900. Roberts, Field- Marshal, Commander-in-Chief, South Africa.
Page 309 - Burghers who have taken the said oath, have aided and abetted the enemy in raiding trains and destroying property belonging to the Forces of Her Majesty the Queen, or have acted as spies for the enemy, and Whereas the Government of the South African Republic considers such oath immoral, and has issued a notice warning all Burghers against taking the said oath, and Whereas it is manifest that the leniency which has been extended to the Burghers of the South African Republic is not appreciated by them,...
Page 309 - No. 2 of 1900, Burghers to whom Passes and Permits had been granted, might retain their stock, or take them to the Winter Veld, and Whereas many Burghers have taken the said oath, but have, notwithstanding this oath, taken up arms against the Forces of Her Majesty the Queen, and Whereas many Burghers who have taken the said oath, have aided and abetted the enemy in raiding trains and destroying property belonging to the Forces of Her Majesty the Queen, or have acted as spies for the enemy, and Whereas...
Page 292 - Boers suddenly opened fire on them at a range of 100 yards. Private Berry's horse fell and became disabled, and he was himself shot in the right hand and left shoulder. Private Crandon at once rode back under a heavy fire to his assistance, gave up his horse to the wounded man to enable him to reach shelter, and followed him on foot, having to run for 1100 yards, all the time under fire.
Page 62 - Commander-iu-Chief has made the following note :— ' I regret the number of casualties, but I was an eye-witness, and it was inspiriting to see the keenness and dash with which a dangerous duty was carried out by officers and men.

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