Commandant Petras Lefras Uys, Loyal Burgher Force, March 1879
Photograph, Zulu War, 1879.
Uys (seated) was one of the few Transvaal Boers to support the British invasion of Zululand; most Boers opposed the policy. The appearance of this group is typical of the Boers in the 1870s and 1880s. Uys died trying to save the eldest of his sons (right) during the British attack on Hlobane on 28 March 1879.
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