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Saturday, 27 March 2004
South African (Second Boer) War: 1899-1902, Chronology
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South African (Second Boer) War

1899-1902

 Chronology

 


1899

November

8 November 1899

Rensburgstasie, Colesberg;
Lombardskop, Ladysmith.

25 November 1899

The murder at Derdepoort near Gaberone;

Battle of Graspan, (Enslin);

Carter's Ridge (Lazaretskop),

Kimberley, Cape Colony.

28 November 1899

Battle of Modder River (Tweeriviere);

Carter's Ridge (Lazaretskop),

Kimberley, Cape Colony.


December

9 December 1899
Kamfersdam, Kimberley.
10 December 1899
Battle of Stormberg;
Vaalkop (Surprise Hill), Ladysmith;
Attack on fort near Mafeking.

11-12 December 1899

Battle of Magersfontein.

13 December 1899

Arundel Station, Colesberg;
Bloudraai, (Soutpansdrif), Orange Free State.

15 December 1899

Battle of Colenso, Natal.

23 December 1899

  • Sekwane,
  • Malolmwane and 
  • Mmathubudukwane, Bechuanaland.

24 December 1899

Joubertskop,
Dordrecht, Cape Colony.

26 December 1899

Game Tree Fort (Platboomfort),
Mafeking.

30 December 1899

Labuschagnesnek,
Dordrecht, Cape Colony.

 

1900

January
1 - 5 January 1900
  • Jasfontein,
  • Plewmanhalte,
  • Grassy Hill (Graskop) and
  • Skietfontein,Colesberg, Cape Colony.
3 January 1900
Syfergat (Stormberg/Molteno), Cape Colony.
6 January 1900
Battle of Platrand (Wagon Hill),
Ladysmith, Natal.
10 January 1900
Agtertang Station;
Slingerfontein, Colesberg Cape Colony.
14 January 1900
Bastersnek (Plessispoort),
Colesberg, Cape Colony.
15 January 1900
Swartrand;
Rensburgstasie,
Colesberg, Cape Colony.
17 January 1900
Wright's Farm, Upper-Tugela, Natal;
Colesberg Bridge,
Colesberg, Cape Colony.
18 January 1900
Acton Homes,
Upper-Tugela, Natal.
20-22 January 1900
Battle of Tabanyama, Natal.
23 January 1900
Hlangwane (Cingolo), Natal.
23 - 24 January 1900
Battle of Spioenkop, Natal.

 

February

5 - 7 February 1900

Battle of Vaalkrans, Natal.

9 February 1900

Australian Hill,
Colesberg, Cape Colony.

10 February 1900

Basternek (Hobkirk’s Farm),
Colesberg, Cape Colony.

11 February 1900

Wolwekraal, Orange Free State.

12 February 1900

Keeromkop,
  • Waterval and
  • Dekiels Drift, Riet River, Orange Free State;

Bosrant, Tugela;

McCracken's Hill,
Colesberg.

13 February 1900

Bloubospan, Jacobsdal.

14 February 1900

Hussar Hill, Natal;
Alexanderfontein, Kimberley.

15 February 1900

Roodekalkfontein, (Rondawelsdrif);
Waterval Drift,
Bloubank, Orange Free State.

16 February 1900

Bossiespan,

Drieputs and

Roodekalkfontein;

Dronfield and

Mcfarlane (Kimberley).

17 February 1900

Koedoesrant,
Kameelfontein and
Vendutiedrif,
Paardeberg, Orange Free State;
Cingolo, Natal.

18 - 27 February 1900

The Battle of Paardeberg.

18 February 1900

The Battle of Monte Cristo, Natal.

19 February 1900

Hlangwane, Natal;
Dordrecht, Cape Colony.

22 February 1900

Hedge Hill (Wynne's Hill), Natal.

23 - 24 February 1900

Battle of Hart's Hill (Terrace Hill), Natal.

23 February 1900

Schoemanskop, Molteno;
Arundel (Kuilfontein), Colesberg.

24 February 1900

Plewman's Farm, Arundel, Colesberg.

27 February 1900

Battle of Pietershoogte or Spoorwegkop, Natal;
Vaalkop, Colesberg.

 

March

3 - 5 March 1900

Labuschagnesnek, Dordrecht.

5 March 1900

Houwater, Prieska.

7 March 1900

Battle of Poplar Grove, (Modderrivierpoort), Orange Free State.

10 March 1900

Bethulie Bridge;
Battle of Abrahamskraal (Driefontein), Orange Free State.

15 March 1900

Lobatsi (Pitsani-Potlugo), Bechuanaland.

28 March 1900

Fourteen Streams Bridge,
Warrenton.

29 March 1900

Karee Station, Bloemfontein.

31 March 1900

Battle of Sannaspos, Bloemfontein;
Ramathlabana (Mafeking).

 

April

3 - 4 April 1900

Battle of Mostertshoek (Reddersburg).

5 April 1900

The Battle of Tweefontein (Boshof).

9 - 25 April 1900

The siege of Jammerbergdrif (Wepener).

20 April 1900

Wakkerstroom, Dewetsdorp;
Swartkoppiesfontein, Boshof, Orange Free State.

22 April 1900

Leeuwkop, Bloemfontein, Water Works;
Ysternek, Israelspoort, Thaba Nchu.

28 April 1900

Swartlapberg, Thaba Nchu.

29 April - 1 May 1900

Tobaberg (Houtnek), Thaba Nchu.

 

May

3 May 1900

Brandfort.

4 May 1900

Tabaksberg;
Baviaansberg (Roelofsberg), Orange Free State.

5 - 6 May 1900

Vet River, Orange Free State.

10 May 1900

Battle of Sand River, Orange Free State.

10 - 12 May 1900

Attack on Mafeking.

13 May 1900

Helpmekaar, Natal;
Koedoesrant,
Mareetsane,
Mafeking.

19 May 1900

Laingsnek, Natal.

20 May 1900

Scheepersnek, Vryheid;
Renoster River, Orange Free State.

25 - 31 May 1900

Lindley.

26 May 1900

Viljoens Drift;
Hammonia, Ficksburg;
Rietspruit (Taaibosspruit) Orange Free State.

27 May 1900

Vlakfontein.

28 - 29 May 1900

Battle of Klipriviersberg (Doornkop).

28 May 1900

Kheis, Cape Colony.

29 May 1900

Battle of Biddulphsberg, Orange Free State;
Milldraai, Roodepoort.

30 May 1900

Elandsfontein station, Germiston;
Natalspruit;
Battle of Fabersput, Cape Colony.

 

June

2 June 1900
Bronkhorstspruitstasie.

4 June 1900

Sesmylspruit, Irene;
Zwavelkranz, Orange Free State.

5 June 1900

Lindley (Heilbron).

6 June 1900

Onderstepoort.

7 June 1900

Battle of Roodewal (Rhenoster River), Orange Free State;
Elands River.

8 June 1900

Bothaspas; Gansvleikop, Natal.

11 June 1900

Battle of Allemansnek, Natal;
Rhenoster River (Honingkoppies), Orange Free State.

11 - 12 June 1900

Battle of Donkerhoek (Diamond Hill), Pretoria.

18 June 1900

Zoutpans Drift.

22 June 1900

America Station, Katbosch en Heuningspruitstasie, Orange Free State.

23 June 1900

Heidelberg;
Winburg - Senekal.

25 June 1900

Leliefontein, Senekal, Orange Free State.

28 June 1900

Graskop, Volksrust.

July

6 July 1900

Waterval en Vogelfontein, Bethlehem.

7 July 1900

Battle of Bethlehem;
Bapsfontein.

 
9 July 1900

Olifantsnek.

11 July 1900

Battle of Silkaatnek;
Dwarsvlei, Witpoort en Onderstepoort.

12 July 1900

Paardekop en Sandspruit station.

16 July 1900

Tiervlei, Rietpoort en Olifantsfontein;
Witklip (Senekal and Bethelehem).

19 July 1900

Karoospruit, Palmietfontein en Tierbank, Petrus Steyn;
Paardeplaats, Orange Free State.

21 July 1900

Heuningspruit station, Orange Free State;
Olifantsnek.

21 - 22 July 1900

Spitzkrans, Brandwater Basin, Orange Free State.

22 July 1900

Selons River, Rustenburg;
Graskop near Sandspruit Station.

23 July 1900

  • Retiefsnek,
  • Slabbertsnek,
  • Witnek,
  • (Brandwater basin) Nelspoort and
  • Moolmanshoek, Orange Free State.
Boschpoort Drift (Wilge River );
Koster River.

24 July 1900

Vredefort/Stinkhoutboom, Orange Free State;

Klerksdorp;

Great Olifants River .

25 July 1900

Bank station (Potchefstroom);
Kommandonek, Ficksburg.

26 July 1900

Naauwpoortnek, Brandwaterkom.

28 July 1900

Slaapkrans, Brandwaterkom.

 

August

1 - 9 August 1900

Siege: Schweizer-Reneke.

2 August 1900

Silkaatsnek.

3 August 1900

Holfontein station.

4-16 August 1900

Siege of Eland River (Brakfontein).

7 August 1900

Tierpoort (Venterskroon);
Amersfoort (Rooikoppies).

9 August 1900

Leeuwfontein en Lindeques Drift.

10 August 1900

Buffelsdoorns;
Beginderlyn.

12 August 1900

Modderfontein, Ventersdorp;
Syferbult.

13 August 1900

Skirmish, Klipstapel, Ermelo.

14 August 1900

Carolina;
Spitzkop (Rietfontein), Orange Free State.

15 August 1900

Twyfelaar.

16 August 1900

Magatonek;
Olifantsnek.

17 August 1900

Kameeldrif.

21 - 27 August 1900

Battle of Bergendal (Dalmanutha).

22 August 1900

Roodepoortpas (Warmbad).

23 August 1900

Ottoshoop,
Geluk;
Ingogo,
Newcastle, Natal;
Buiskoppas,
Warmbad.

24 August 1900

Wonderfontein (Belfast).

25 August 1900

Kalkfontein,
Zeerust.

31 August 1900

Klip River;
Quaggafontein,
Krugersdorp.

 

September

1 - 4 September 1900

Siege of Ladybrand, Orange Free State.

1 September 1900

Warmbad.

2 September 1900

Badfontein (Rietfontein)
Helvetia and
Lydenburg.

4 September 1900

Gatsrand, Transvaal;
Pan Station, Middelburg,Transvaal;
Leeuw River Mills,
Ladybrand, Orange Free State.

8 - 9 September 1900

Paardeplaats,
Lydenburg,
Mauchsberg, Transvaal.

11 September 1900

Malopo-oog, Transvaal.

12 September 1900

Nelshoogtepas,
Kaapsche Hoop, Transvaal.

24 September 1900

Blaauwkoppie,
Bethlehem, Orange Free State.

26 September 1900

Burger Pass,
Pilgrim's Rest, Transvaal.

 

October

1 October 1900

  • Dejagersdrift,
  • Blood River,
  • Krugerspos and 
  • Pan, Transvaal.

8 October 1900

Ficksburg;
Ventersburg Station, Orange Free State.

9 - 10 October 1900

Vlakfontein, Transvaal.

9 October 1900

Krugersdorp (Zeekoehoek), Transvaal.

10 October 1900

Alkmaar Station, Transvaal.

12 October 1900

Witpoort Mapog’s ground, Transvaal.

14 October 1900

Welgevonden (Komati River), Transvaal.

16 October 1900

Jagersfontein;
Schweizer-Reneke;
Klipstapel,
Ermelo, Transvaal.

18 - 24 October 1900

Battle of Philippolis, Orange Free State.

19 October 1900

Fauresmith, Orange Free State.

20 - 25 October 1900

Battle of Frederikstad, Transvaal.

22 October 1900

Luckhoff, Orange Free State.

25 October 1900

Jacobsdal;
Damplaas,
Boshof, Orange Free State.

26 October - 3 November 1900

Koffiefontein, Orange Free State.

27 October 1900

Rensburgdrif,
Parys, Orange Free State.

 

November 

2 November 1900
Welgevonden (Vanwyksvlei),
Belfast, Transvaal.
6 November 1900
Battle of Doornkraal (Bothaville), Orange Free State.
7 November 1900
Battle of Witkloof (Leliefontein),
Belfast, Transvaal.
10 November 1900
Wonderfontein,
Klein-Marico, Transvaal.
16 November 1900
Klerksdorp;
Dullstroom, Transvaal.
19 November 1900
Balmoral and
Wilge River stations, Transvaal.
20 November 1900
Gatberg,
Ugie, Cape Colony.
21 - 23 November 1900
Battle of Dewetsdorp, Orange Free State.
27 November 1900
  • Helvetia,
  • Dewetsdorp/Smithfield and
  • Sanddrif,
  • Aliwal-Noord area.
28 November 1900
Boshof, Orange Free State;
Little Olifants River, Middelburg, Transvaal.
29 November 1900
Battle of Rhenosterkop,
Bronkhorstspruit, Transvaal.

 

December

2 December 1900
Utrecht, Transvaal;
Goedehoop, Orange Free State.
3 December 1900
Battle of Buffelspoort (Vanwykspruit),
Mooinooi, Transvaal.
 
9 December 1900
Varkfontein,
Lichtenburg and
Marico, Transvaal.
11 - 12 December 1900
Battle of Lancasterheuwel,
Vryheid, Transvaal.
13 December 1900
Battle of Nooitgedacht,
Magaliesberg, Transvaal;
Koesberg,
Zastron, Orange Free State.
19 December 1900
Hekpoort (Breedtsnek), Transvaal.
24 December 1900
Edenkop,
Heidelberg, Transvaal.
25 December 1900
Utrecht, Natal.
26 December 1900
South Rand Mine, Greylingstad;
New Kleinfontein Mine, East Rand, Transvaal;
Houwater, Cape Colony.
29 December 1900
Battle of Helvetia, Transvaal.

1901

January

2 January 1901

Cyferfontein, Transvaal.

4 January 1901

Kromspruit,
Lindley, Orange Free State.

5 January 1901

Naauwpoort,
Witwatersrand and
Magaliesberg, Transvaal.

7 January 1901

Belfast and Machadodorp Railway line, Transvaal.

19 January 1901

Rietfontein, Lichtenburg and Marico.

23 - 24 January 1901

Middelfontein,
Olifantsnek, Transvaal.

26 January 1901

Modderfontein, Transvaal.

28 January 1901

Naauwpoort;
Avontuur, Cape Colony.

29 - 30 January 1901

Battle of Modderfontein, Transvaal.

 

February

6 February 1901
Battle of Chrissiemeer (Bothwell), Transvaal.
12 February 1901
Zwartkoppie, Cape Colony;
Welgevonden,
Amersfoort and Amsterdam, Transvaal.
13 February 1901
Brugspruit, Transvaal.
14 February 1901
Wolwekuil,
Philipstown;
Windhoek, Transvaal.
17 February 1901
Gouwspan, Cape Colony.
18 February 1901
Brakpan,
Hartebeesfontein, Transvaal.
27 February 1901
Doornkloof, Cape Colony.

 

March

2 March 1901

Lichtenburg, Transvaal.
4 March 1901
Zuurfontein, Philippolis;
Openbaar, Orange Free State.
6 March 1901
Ventersburg, Orange Free State;
Aberdeen, Cape Colony;
Kommandodrif, Transvaal.
7 March 1901
Tweebosch, Transvaal;
Petrusburg, Orange Free State.
9 March 1901
Olievenberg and
Driekop, Orange Free State.
13 March 1901
Krugerspos,
Lydenburg, Transvaal
24 March 1901
Wildfontein,
Ventersdorp, Transvaal.
29 March 1901
Wonderfontein, Transvaal.
30 March 1901
De Kraalen;
Langdraai, Transvaal.

 

April

6 April 1901

Zeekoeigat, near Cradock, Cape Colony.
10 April 1901
Rietspruit, Dewetsdorp, Orange Free State.
16 April 1901
Palmietfontein,
Roossenekal and
Dullstroom, Transvaal.
17 April 1901
Vygehoek;
Bothasberg, Transvaal.
19 April 1901
Wagendrif;
Klipspruit, Transvaal.
20 April 1901
Moos River, Transvaal.
22 April 1901
Platberg,
Klerksdorp, Transvaal.

 

May

13 May 1901

Brandvlei,
Klawervlei;
Lekkeroog, Cape Colony.

18 May 1901

Lambrechtfontein.

21 May 1901

Rooskloof,
Noupoort, Cape Colony.

25 May 1901

Mooifontein,
Bethal and
Standerton.

29 May 1901

Battle of Vlakfontein.

 

 June 

1- 2 June 1901

Jamestown, Cape Colony.

6 June 1901

Graspan, Reitz.

7 June 1901

Zuurberg, Cape Colony.

12 June 1901

Battle of Wilmansrust,
Middelburg and
Ermelo, Transvaal.

20 June 1901

Uitkomst 

21 June 1901

Maraisburg (now known as Hofmeyr), Cape Colony.

26 June 1901

Blockhouse, Delagoa Bay railwayline, Transvaal.

27 June 1901

Uitkyk Station, Transvaal.

 

July

4 July 1901

Naboomspruit, Transvaal.

5 July 1901

Florida;
Roodepoort, Transvaal.

17 July 1901

Wildfontein, Ventersdorp, Transvaal;
Zuurvlakte, Cape Colony.

20 July 1901

Tweefontein, Graaff-Reinet;
Val Station and Vlaklaagte;
Paardekop.

21 July 1901

Bremersdorp (now known as Manzini), Swaziland;
  • Skirmish,
  • Jakkalsfontein,
  • Cradock,
  • Tweefontein,
  • Graaff-Reinet;
Beaufort West, Cape Colony.

30 July 1901

Krokodil Drift,
Middelburg, Transvaal.

 

August

1 August 1901

Grootvlei, Hoopstad

6 August 1901

M’piaanstad, Transvaal

7 August 1901

Brandfort;
Blockhouseline, Orange Free State;
Vanrhynsdorp, Cape Colony.

10 August 1901

Bethesda Road, Cape Colony.

16 August 1901

Vrieskraal (Fourieskraal), Elands River, Transvaal.

20 August 1901

Bronkhorstspruit Station, Transvaal.

25 August 1901

Liebenbergspan, Orange Free State.

27 August 1901

Bastersdrif, Caledon River.

31 August 1901

Waterval and Hammanskraal;
Kromdraai,Transvaal;
Brandwacht, Calvinia, Cape Colony.

 

September

3 September 1901

Klaarwater, Herschel, Cape Colony.

5 September 1901

Bouwershoek, Cradock;
Rhenosterfontein, Transvaal.

7 September 1901

Moordenaarspoot, Dordrecht

10 September 1901

Pullenshoop, Carolina, Transvaal;
Driefontein,
Swartberg Mountains, Cape Colony.

12 September 1901

Penhoek Pass, Cape Colony.

15 September 1901

Tweefontein, Carolina, Transvaal.

16 September 1901

Middeldrift;
Carolina;
Visserskraal,
Hanover, Cape Colony.

17 September 1901

Battle of Bloedrivierspoort, Transvaal and Natal;
Modderfontein (Elandsrivierpoort),
Tarkastad and Cradock.

19 September 1901

Slangfontein, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

25 September 1901

Fort Itala, Natal and Zululand

26 September 1901

Fort Prospect, Natal and Zululand

30 September 1901

Battle of Moedwil,
Selons River,
Zeerust and Rustenburg, Transvaal.

 

October

1 October 1901

Pruisen, Potgietersrust, Transvaal;
Skirmish, Vaalkransnek, Transvaal.

12 October 1901

Hoedjesbaai, Cape Colony.

13 October 1901

Geluk, Transvaal;
Doringbosch,
Aberdeen, Cape Colony.

21 October 1901

Steilhoogte, Sondags River, Cape Colony

24 October 1901

Kleinfontein (Driefontein), Marico;
Blockhouse line, Badfontein, Transvaal.

26 October 1901

Rietkuil, Steenkoolspruit, Transvaal.

30 October 1901

Battle of Bakenlaagte, Bethal, Transvaal.

31 October 1901

Tygerhoek, Cape Colony.

 

November

8 November 1901

Piketberg, Cape Colony.

9 November 1901

Voëlfontein, Cape Colony.

12 November 1901

Darling, Cape Colony.

14 November 1901

Vaalfontein, Cape Colony.

18 November 1901

Koningskroon,
Jamestown.

28 November - 5 December 1901

Battle of Tontelboskolk, Calvinia, Cape Colony.

 

December 

3 December 1901

Blokhouse line, Dalmanutha Station, Transvaal.

4 December 1901

Oshoek,
Ermelo, Transvaal.

16 December 1901

Senekal,
Blockhouse line, Hanover Station, Cape Colony.

18 December 1901

Tierkloof,
Bethlehem and
Harrismith, Orange Free State.

19 December 1901

Holland,
Ermelo;
Elandspruit,
Dullstroom, Transvaal.

20 December 1901

Tafelkop,
Frankfort and
Vrede, Orange Free State.

23 December 1900

Randberg, Transvaal;
Clanwilliam and
Calvinia, Cape Colony.

25 December 1900

Battle of Groenkop (Tweefontein),
(Krismiskop), Harrismith, Orange Free State.

1902

 January

4 January 1902

Bankkop (Onverwacht), Ermelo.

18 January 1902

Spitskop, Ermelo;
Doorn Bay, Cape Colony.

19 - 24 January 1902

Concentration camp and blockhouseline, Pietersburg, Transvaal.

24 January 1902

Boschmansfontein, Transvaal.

 

February

2 February 1902

Waterval, Cape Colony.

3 February 1902

Roodekraal, Reitz.

5 February 1902

Gruisfontein, Transvaal;
Uitspanningsfontein,
Fraserburg, Cape Colony.

5 - 6 February 1902

Middelpos,
Sutherland and
Calvinia, Cape Colony.

9 February 1902

Palmietfontein, Orange Free State

10 February 1902

Aties,
Calvinia and
Clanwilliam, Cape Colony.

14 February 1902

Krantz,
Vredendal, Cape Colony.

17 February 1902

Wasberg,
Kimberley, Cape Colony.

18 February 1902

Klippan, Nigel, Transvaal.

20 February 1902

Bothasberg, Middelburg, Transvaal.

23 February 1902

Kalkkrans (Langverwacht),
Holspruit, Orange Free State.

25 February 1902

Battle of Ysterspruit, Klerksdorp, Transvaal.

 

March

7 March 1902

Battle of Tweebosch (De Klipdrif), Sannieshof, Transvaal.

20 - 28 March 1902

Siege, Fort Hendrina, Transvaal.

31 March 1902

Battle of Boschbult, Brakspruit, Transvaal.

 

April

4 - 12 April 1902

Siege of O'Kiep, Cape Colony.

8 April 1902

Hartenbosch, Bultfontein;
Blockhousline, Steenkampskop, Fouriesburg, Orange Free State.

11 April 1902

Battle of Roodewal, Transvaal.

28 April 1902

Bloemfontein (Dewetsdorp), Orange Free State.

 

May

3 May 1902

The Willows, Middelburg, Cape Colony.

6 May 1902

Murder at Holkrans, Vryheid, Natal.

20 May 1902

Marais Station, Cape Colony.

 


Further Reading:

Boer War, 1899 - 1902 

South African (Second Boer) War, 1899 - 1902, Australian Forces, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: South African (Second Boer) War: 1899-1902, Chronology

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