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Re: 103 Trooper C.W.E. Rowing, Bushveld Cbnrs.

From: John Wilson email hugo@actrix.gen.nz
Date: 3/8/2001
Time: 2:22:06 PM
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The B.V.C. Roll in “Breaker Morant and the Bushveldt Carbineers” by Arthur Davey (Van Riebeck Society, Cape Town, 1987) has (page 213):

No 103 Rowing, C. W. Tpr Enlisted at Durban 8.3.01, served to 16.9.01 NB: He is not mentioned in the index.

Davey has Lynch (page 165) as an Irishman, although he was born near Ballarat, 1861. Arthur (not Alfred) Lynch commanded the (Boer) Second Irish Brigade. In 1901 he was elected to Galway, an Irish seat in the House of Commons. In 1903 he had been sentenced to death for treason, but this was commuted to life. He served 1 year, and was pardoned in 1907. This was a factor in the campaign to get a pardon for Witton (Lynch lost his seat in 1914 for supporting recruiting for WWI). Lynch: see "The Australians at the Boer War" R.L. Wallace pages 381-383 (AGPS 1976).


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