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Mr J.A. Thorpe, Aramoho, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
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Thorpe was present at Kimberley Camp and detached for duty on fit horses in February 1900. He just managed to escape the Boer net at Koornspruit. (Stowers, p.179)
Thorpe remained in South Africa after the war and became a surveyor for the Imperial Military Railways, Johannesberg.
In 1908 he returned to Wnaganui and in 1911 he helped construct the Gisborne/Motu/Rotorua railway. (Stowers, p.178) AWMM
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- St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co. 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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