|Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 11:15 pm: |
I found the following article on the Singleton Historical Society site.
Percy Morris is part of my husband's family - I wondered if it was possible
to obtain contact details for Peg Richards?
THE BOER WAR
During the early part of 1899 a number of New South Wales Lancers went to
England for special training - approximately 100 officers and men, with
their passage paid by their own contributions and donations. Amongst these
men were a number from Singleton - my grandfather and my husband's
grandfather included. On the return journey the majority of the men
disembarked at Capetown to help with the war which had broken out during
the year; those who came back did so amidst a lot of controversy (the
grandfathers included). Many others sailed direct to South Africa from
Australia and the stories and experiences of the local men are related in
their letter home to family and friends. Peg Richards...