Francis Edward AWMM
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1876 AWMM AWMM
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Unknown AWMM Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
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Mr E. Bayley (brother-in-law), Washington Valley, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
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Frank wrote to his mother from Charlestown, South Africa, on 25 January 1902, telling her of his successful convalescence and his impending departure for New Zealand. His brother Arthur, who was also in the same campaign wrote on 26 May 1902 having just learnt from another trooper that his brother had died and was in fact buried nearby as they passed through Charlestown. He was not allowed to visit his grave. These and other letters from the brothers are lodged in the Auckland War Memorial Museum Manuscript Collection, Reference No.MS99/86.
Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure.
At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease.
Auckland Museum Boer War " The Second Boer War Veterans" Display. Display item is a framed copy of the Roll of Honour of the 6 Contingent. AWMM
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- Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
- Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM
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- Auckland Star AWMM
- Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
1901. H.6. Nominal Roll AWMM
- Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
- Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
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