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E Transvaal graves

Lindsay (View posts)
Posted: 25 Apr 2003 3:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have lists of graves for the following cemetaries:

Wakkerstroom, Barberton, Belfast, Helvetia, Watervalboven & Chrissiesmeer. Some photos of some graves are available.

Although these are not complete, I will gladly supply the info.


Re: E Transvaal graves

Posted: 6 Jul 2003 7:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Lindsay.

This is a bit of a long shot, but you couldn't supply me with information on any graves for the following regiments:

Highland Light Infantry
Gordon Highlanders
Black Watch (or Royal Highlanders)
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

I'm working on a research project on Scottish regiments in the Boer War and these are the four regiments I'm working on at the moment.

This is a bit much to ask, I know, and if it's too much for you to check I would be grateful if you can just check the Highland Light Infantry.

If you have any photos I would be extremely grateful to see them.


David McNay

Re: E Transvaal graves

Lindsay Boyd (View posts)
Posted: 7 Jul 2003 11:50PM GMT
Classification: Query

I do have some records for a couple of graves:

Belfast (South Africa): These are graves of 1st Gordon Highlanders:
Pte. G. Smith. no. 3285. 12/01/1900
Pte. A. Brotherston. No. 6442. 08/01/1901
Pte. J. Smith. No. 4137. 19/11/1900
Pte. T. Taylor. No. 4127. 13/11/1900
Pte. J. Fraser. No. 6984. 05/01/1901.

Waterval Boven: 1st Gordon Highlanders (1st Batt):
Pte. J. Findlay. No. 2031. 13/08/1901

I do know that the Scottish Rifles had a campsite near the town of Greylingstad. The campsite is on a hillside and you can clearly see the layout of the camp and the tracks made by wagons etc. I have visited the site, I do not know if anyone from this regiment is buried at Greylingstad, but will go and check it out the next time I am in South Africa.

I still need to go through a few photos etc and will get back to you.

Re: E Transvaal graves

Ian McLean (View posts)
Posted: 27 Sep 2003 6:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Trying to find info. on a casualty all I have is a name.Arthur Jervis who could have been born in The Welsh Hay, Hereford

Re: E Transvaal graves

Lindsay Boyd (View posts)
Posted: 28 Sep 2003 7:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Unfortunately I dont have any info on a Arthur Jervis. If I do find ut anything i will let you know.

Re: E Transvaal graves

Judy (View posts)
Posted: 11 Jul 2004 4:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
My great grandfather, James Thomson MURDOCH served with the Highland Light Infantry in the Boer War

Do you have any idea of where I can find information about him?

BC Canada

Re: E Transvaal graves

Posted: 27 Dec 2004 10:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Jan 2005 2:29AM GMT
Patrick Matthews 1870-1928.
Scottish Rifles or Black Watch
Has no date,Served in the Boer War & WW1

Re: E Transvaal graves

Posted: 4 Apr 2012 3:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Lindsay
i see your post re graves in the Eastern Transvaal goes back to 2003
are you still availiable

Re: E Transvaal graves

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 12:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Carol, Quite by accident I stumbled on the fact that the South African Genealogical Society has a gravestones project where they are trying to record and photograph all cemeteries in South Africa, including unlisted farm cemeteries and, presumably, Boer War cemeteries. It is all voluntary and far from complete but it might be worth looking at for anyone trying to trace gravestones in South Africa.

Re: E Transvaal graves

Posted: 23 Nov 2012 4:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi - thanks so much for that reply
since I posted my request I've become involved in the project and have done a few farm graves for them - and in getting involved i found that the whole project was started by a 2nd cousin of mine who I'm not sure I've even met - who's mother was my God Mother (My mothers cousin) - I just love genealogy and all the synchronicity and meeting all these wonderful people. like you
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