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Shallow side drum carried by the 94th Regiment at Bronkhorstspruit, 1880

This drum was captured by Boer forces and recovered at the end of the Transvaal War (1880-1881). In November 1880 the 94th Regiment was ordered to Pretoria. At Bronkhorstspruit, on 20 December, their column was surrounded by a vastly superior Boer force. Lieutenant-Colonel P R Anstruther, the officer commanding, was severely wounded in the thigh and died six days later of shock due to amputation. So many officers and men were shot down so quickly that in under half an hour the 94th were obliged to surrender.

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NAM. 1951-12-85-1


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National Army Museum, Global Role gallery

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