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Half Company (58 men) of the 6th Volunteer Battalion 1901
« on: August 07, 2020, 04:22:59 PM »
My name is Marilyn Adams and I am trying to track the progress of my grandfather, James Black, who enlisted as a volunteer in March 1901 and who subsequently was one of the Half Company who went as reinforcements to South Africa. His name is recorded on the Commemorative Plaque.

I would like to know how he made that journey and what happened when he reached Africa, including where he was likely to have been posted.He returned to the U.K. and left the unit at his own request, immediately re-enlisting in the R.A.M.C. so it is clear that his experiences in Africa inspired him to follow that course.

I am attaching two photos of my grandfather, who was 21 at the time, in camp with fellow volunteers.