wiganers at war
does anyone remember when Wigan Pier was a heritage centre and they had a section on Wiganers at the Boer War? i'm sure there was a list of recruits on the wall. i'm having trouble finding my great grandad and in the middle of the night I had a light bulb moment when I wondered if he could have joined up. does anyone know of a list?
Started: 24th Mar 2013 at 09:48
I don't remember that list you mention at the heritage centre kath.
there is though a list of casualties - those killed and wounded in the Boer war - at military-genealogy.com
it might be worth a look.
Replied: 24th Mar 2013 at 22:55
i'll do that. thanks ispy.
Replied: 25th Mar 2013 at 07:19
I found this photo of some Boer War action. Kath's great grandad is shown on the far right of the photo, attacking a man dressed in a red coat with a white hat on, somewhere in Africa Probably?
Replied: 21st Jul 2013 at 16:20
Last edited by tonker: 21st Jul 2013 at 16:51:14
to be honest I forgot because I get side tracked but I must get back into the ancestor thing
Replied: 5th Aug 2013 at 12:41
Tonka that was the Zulu war not the Boar war , it happened just over the border line in Zululand , that was before the local authority re-organisation .
Replied: 7th Sep 2014 at 11:25
Wasn't it a shame when Wigan Council let the Wigan Pier Heritage Centre go to ruin.
Replied: 7th Sep 2014 at 20:31