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From: patfryk <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Boer War - Cattle Rangers E to K
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 10:25:13 +1300
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So informative. Many thanks Row. I am finding unending interest in these
postings.
Patricia
----- Original Message -----
From: "R Wat" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 4:36 AM
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Boer War - Cattle Rangers E to K


> Dear Patricia,
>
> There was a bonus system available to the Cattle Rangers in addition to
> the
> regular pay. If they had to transport the cattle 20 miles or more they
> would
> receive 7 1/2% of the slaughter value of the cattle. If they lost any
> cattle
> en route these were deducted from their bonus.
>
> However if the enemy suceeded in capturing any of the cattle, the bonus
> was
> forfeited.
>
> I guess this was to make sure that the cattle reached their intended
> destinations!
>
> Kind Regards,
>
> Rowena
>
> ----Original Message Follows----
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> Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Boer War - Cattle Rangers E to K
> Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 05:54:40 +1300
>
> Just a snippet here Row...
> My grandfather in a raid early in the war (for which he was severely
> reprimanded) wrote several letters asking that his men be rewarded with
> some
> of the looted cattle.!
> This stuff of yours is just SO interesting.
> Patricia
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