Released prisoners and wounded of the 94th Regiment from Bronkhorstspruit, Pretoria, 1881
Photograph, South Africa, Transvaal War (1880-1881), 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. So many officers and men were shot down so quickly that in under half an hour the 94th were obliged to surrender. Lieutenant-Colonel P R Anstruther, the officer commanding the 94th, was severely wounded in the thigh and died six days later of shock due to amputation.
Associated with Colonel Hume, 94th Regiment of Foot.
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