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served in Boar conflict - (John) Owen TULLY

served in Boar conflict - (John) Owen TULLY

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 12:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Mar 2013 2:08PM GMT
Surnames: Tully
Hello, I'm trying to find a record of my ancestor Owen Tully (we believe he added "John" as first name at some point). Born in Ireland (1856), he went to England (Lancashire?)abt. 1875. We think he served in S. Africa in the Boar conflict. There is a census listing of a John Owen Tully in Lancashire (1881)and getting married in 1889. There is a good chance that he is my ancestor. Assuming he is, that means he would have been in the military between abt 1876-1880, or 1881-1888. I have tried to find records about him but not being at all familiar with British records/terminology, I'm not doing very well with this. Could anyone help me? Thank you.

Re: served in Boar conflict - (John) Owen TULLY

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 1:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Could I politely point out that a Boar is a male pig. Any records of your relative in South Africa would be of his service in the Boer War. Boer is the Afrikaans word for farmer also used to describe the Afrikaaners themselves - hope none of them spot you referring to them as porcine!!
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