A black sheep in the family — 5 Comments

  1. It might yield fruit to see his service record. But as important the company and regimental reports. South Africa during the 2nd Boer War wasn’t a very nice place at all. A quick look shows the Imperial Yeomanry lost 30% of their intake. So what he experienced would probably be called post trauma stress. Maybe when he got home being a bit cracked might be expected.

  2. To add to the story, I discovered today that Robert was listed in the Police Gazette of May 1900 as an army deserter!

  3. Well, a granduncle of mine joined the army in early WW1, came home on leave, changed into his own clothes and departed to the US from Cobh.
    The story I heard was he was in a kilt.

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