Naval
 
A Miscellany of Items taken from the Illustrated London News Dec 1899 - Apr 1900 - relating in the main to the Boer War
Blue Jackets with their Guns ashore - [with thanks to Captain Percy Scott]
  • RN Brigade with 4.7 in. Gun before Ladysmith - sketch
  • 4.7 in Naval Gun at Ladysmith photos
  • Rail truck 4.7 in. Naval Gun at Colenso
  • RN Brigade's "Joe Chamberlain" 4.7 " gun - photos and sketch
  • A 6 in Naval Gun
  • Bluejackets of HMS TERRIBLE


  • Other Elements of the RN active in South Africa
  • HMS HERON - 19th century prefabricated Gun Boat for use in S Africa
  • Captain Percy Scott as Commandant of the Port of Durban
  • HMS POWERFUL returned to Portsmouth with the naval defenders of Ladysmith
  • Simon's Town Naval Base
  • The Principal Transport Officer, and staff at Cape Town


  • Of Colonial Interest
  • The Western Australian Contingent from "The Western Australian" - (a list of 129 names, ages and where previously served)
  • The Australian Contingent en route for South Africa with photos of the transports "Medic" and "Aberdeen"
  • Trooper Tom Morris, V.C., New South Wales Lancers
  • The New Zealand Contingent en route for South Africa with sketch of the transport "Waiwera"
  • The Canadian Contingent
  • Refugees from the Transvaal returning to England on board the " Scot."


  • Facilities for the Wounded - or otherwise
  • Hospital Ship " Princess of Wales " (former tourist ship Midnight Sun)
  • Nurses at Rondebosch
  • The Wounded at Netley Hospital (between Portsmouth and Southampton
  • Hospitals at the Front


  • Army Items
  • Bugler Dunne, 15 years old - awarded silver bugle by Queen Victoria
  • Snippets on the Boer War from other publications - including a mention of Bugler Dunne
  • Photos of Privates - Casualties at the front
  • Royal Horse Artillery Unshipping Kit at Cape Town
  • The gun "Long Cecil" manufactured at Kimberley


  • Other Items of a Maritime Nature
  • The Queen Victoria visits Ireland - includes a sketch of the Majestic and Magnificent
  • Rear Admiral C Beresford Appointed 2-in-C of the Med Squadron - photo and short bio


  • Other Items
  • Christmas Railway Arrangements 1899
  • Rail Accident - Dublin - interesting photo
  • Lord Londesborough - Obituary


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