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Jewish soldier in Boer War #general

YaleZuss@...
 

I have seen some clever approaches to difficult problems here, so I thought I'd give it a try:
 
My grandmother reported that her oldest brother (by about 20 years) left Lithuania to fight in the Boer War in the British army.  He didn't come home, but she did not report that he had been killed.

Some years ago, I contacted the local British consulate and explained that my great uncle had served in Her Majesty's army in the Boer War.  After explaining that I was referring to Queen Victoria rather than Elizabeth II, I was invited to go to London and work through their collection of index cards for the soldiers who had fought in that war.  Apparently, there are several million, which makes this a serious non-starter.  What's more, I know what his name was in Lithuania, but not what he might have been using in the army.
 
Any suggestions?
 
Yale Zussman

EdrieAnne Broughton
 

Since the Boer War was fought in South Africa, 1899-1902 you have a time frame for your search.  Since I doubt there was British Army recruitment in Lithuania, I would suppose that he immigrated to Britain before that.  You don't give grandmother's birth date, or the brother's...or what his name was in Lithuania.  With 20 years between siblings, there might have been siblings in between who passed down more complete information.  My advice would be to write out a more complete synopsis of what you know, with complete names and dates as you know them...even off-line, as if you were writing a story and you might answer some of your own questions and at least in the end you might better define what your question is.  
               EdrieAnne Broughton
               Vacaville, California 

Jeremy Lichtman
 

Some records of Jewish soldiers in the Boer War can be found on the SA Jewish Rootsbank database, here: http://www.jewishroots.uct.ac.za/Military.aspx

Andrew Radgick
 

There is an online search website for Boer War soldiers at https://www.angloboerwar.com/name-search
 
Andrew Radgick
 

Michael Hoffman
 

Go to this website for the United Synagogue Willesden Cemetery there is a talk this coming Monday 3 August 2020 about the Boar War
https://www.willesdenjewishcemetery.org.uk/events/boer-war-talk which is about the soldiers that are memorialised on a memorial board located
in the Ohel.

Michael Hoffman

Borehamwood,
HERTS UK

Pieter Hoekstra
 

On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 12:37 AM, Michael Hoffman wrote:
Go to this website for the United Synagogue Willesden Cemetery there is a talk this coming Monday 3 August 2020 about the Boar War
https://www.willesdenjewishcemetery.org.uk/events/boer-war-talk which is about the soldiers that are memorialised on a memorial board located
in the Ohel.

Michael Hoffman

Michael, is there a link to the list of names? I was unable to locate it.

My g.uncle Zachariah (Zac, then Jack) MOSS signed up in Brighton 1901.
 
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Pieter Hoekstra  <sold@...>

Michael Hoffman
 

On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 08:25 PM, Pieter Hoekstra wrote:
Pieter Hoekstra 
Sorry Pieter, 
There is no list of names on the United Synagogue Website, you will need to sign up for the talk.

Michael Hoffman
Borehamwood
HERTS, UK