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- Boer War Man Dies at 99
Date: 27 August 1979
BLENHEIM, Today (PA). - One of New Zealand's few veterans of the Boer War, Mr Richard Allan, died at his Blenheim home at the weekend. He was in his 100th year.
The secretary of the South African War Veterans' association, Mr. R. A. Rogers, of Hamilton, said only four veterans now remained on its register.
Mr Allan joined the sixth contingent of the NZ Mounted Rifles at the age of 20. On his return from South Africa, he joined the police and served for 34 years in Charleston.
Source: New Zealand Herald, 27 August 1979 Public - EN - Direct descendant - 27 April 2018 - A 'findNZarticle' on the NZ National Library Website.
- Richard Allan died 24 August 1979 and was buried in the Omaka Cemetery in Blenheim. Public - EN - Direct descendant - 27 April 2018 - Cemetery database on the Marlborough District Council website.
- Trooper Richard Allan was a member of the New Zealand Coronation Contingent at King Edward VII's coronation in 1902 in London. Public - EN - Direct descendant - 28 April 2018 - Military Personnel File and an article in the New Zealand Herald of 27 October 1902 (via Papers Past, National Library of NZ).
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Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
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