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Members of The Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) entraining at Colenso, South Africa, 1900 (c)

Photograph, Boer War (1899-1902), 1900 (c).

Both regular battalions of the Royal Irish Fusiliers served in South Africa. 1st Battalion fought at Talana Hill (1899), where it suffered heavy losses, and was then besieged at Ladysmith until relieved by a force that included 2nd Battalion. The latter had fought at Colenso (1899) and Pieter's Hill (1900) before entering Ladysmith.

From an album of 271 photographs, 1899-1904, compiled by H B Orpen-Palmer, 1st Bn Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers).

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NAM. 1964-09-101-27


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