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From: "R Wat" <>
Subject: [ZA-EC] Boer War - Nesbitt's Horse - B Part 3
Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 19:12:23 +0000


These are extracts from National Archives Ref WO 126/95 for the Boer War
service records for selected names starting with B for the NESBITTS HORSE.
There were a variety of standard forms and also many sections of the forms
were not completed. As a result the details included vary.

Kind Regards,

Rowena


Cecil Ferdinand BISHOP
Age: 21, Trade: Bookkeeper
Previous service: Nesbitts Horse
Mother: Mrs Bishop, Somerset St, Grahamstown
Enlisted: Grahamstown 1 Jul 1901
Reg. no. 1619

Cecil Ferdinand BISHOP
Age: 20, Trade: Engineer
Previous service: Imperial L Horse, K F Scouts, GFC
Mother: Emily Ellen Bishop, Somerset St, G Town
Enlisted: Grahamstown 8 Jan 1902
Reg. no. 1619

Evelyn Clarence McKay BISHOP
Age: 18, Trade: Telegraphist
Previous service: 6 months Gorringes Flying Column
Father: Mr George Bishop, Somerset St, Grahamstown
Enlisted: Grahamstown 6 Jan 1902
Reg. no. 1609

John BISHOP
Age: 20, No previous service
Address: Perkins St, Port Elizabeth
Enlisted: Sandflats 21 Mar 1900

William Theselton BLISSETT
Age: 30, Trade: None
Previous service: Matebele War 93-94
Address: First Lower, Jersey, Channel Isles, England
Enlisted: Grahamstown 27 Jul 1900

William Theselton BLISSETT
Age: 29, Trade: None
Previous service: Bechuanaland Border, Brabants Horse, Matabele Police
Address: Mrs TheseltonBlissett, First Tower, Jersey, Channel Isles, England
Enlisted: Somerset East 24 Feb 1900

William Theselton BLISSETT
Age: 30
Previous service: Bechuanaland Border
Address: Thomas & Blakemore solicitors, Birmingham England
Wife: Mrs H B TheseltonBlissett, Bedford, South Africa
Enlisted: Bedford 31 Dec 1901
Reg. no. 1565

David Osborne BODILL
Age: 24, Trade: Painter
Previous service: Volunteer Artillery in Grahamstown
Address: Bedford
Enlisted: Bedford Jan 1900

Edward Street BODILL
Age: 25, Trade: Painter, No previous service
Address: Bedford
Enlisted: Bedford 15 Jan 1900
Attesting officer: H W Trollip

Edward Street BODILL
Reg. no. 22091
Age: 26, Nationality: English Colonial Born, Trade: Painter,
Enlisted: 30 Nov 1900
Wife: Louisa Ann Bodill, Bedford, CC

Edward Street BODILL
Age: 25, Trade: Painter,
Previous service: Nesbitts Horse
Enlisted: Bedford 27 Dec 1901
Reg. no. 1558
Wife: Louisa Ann Bodill, Bedford, CC
Posted to: Hd Quarters Grahamstown

Edward Street BODILL
Age: 27, Trade: Saddler
Previous service: Nesbitts Horse
Address: Grahamstown
Enlisted: Grahamstown 24 May 1901

Jesse BODILL
Reg. no. 34, Age: 19, Trade: Waggon maker
Previous service: Nesbitts Horse
Address: Fort Beaufort
Father: Joseph Bodill, Uitenhage
Enlisted: Fort Beaufort 1 Jan 1902
Reg. no. 1700

Jesse BODILL
Age: 17, Trade: Farmer
Previous service: Boys Brigade, P Elizabeth
Address: P O Bedford
Enlisted: Bedford 8 Mar 1900

Jesse BODILL
Substitute for N C Lockem
Age: 19, Trade: Wagon maker
Previous service: Nesbitts Horse
Address: Bedford
Mother & Father: Joseph & Rebecca Bodill, Bedford
Enlisted: Fort Beaufort 1 Jan 1902
Re enlisted: Fort Beaufort 18 Jul 1901
Reg. no. 1700

Jesse BODILL
Age: 20, Trade: Wagon maker
Previous service: Nesbitts Horse
Address: Bedford
Father: Joseph Bodill, Uitenhage, CC
Enlisted: Bedford 25 Jun 1902
Reg. no. 1700

Joshua BODILL
Age: 18, Trade: Waggon builder
Previous service: Nesbitts Horse
Address: Bedford
Enlisted: Bedford 1 Jan 1901

William BODINGTON
Age: 25, Trade: Farmer, No previous service
Wife: M E Bodington, Colesberg
Enlisted: Colesberg 7 Jul 1901
Posted to: D Squadron Nesbitts Horse

Abraham BOOYSEN
Age: 19, Trade: Farmer, No previous service
Address: Somerset East
Enlisted: Cookham 1 May 1901

Nicolas George Peter BOOYSEN
Age: 24, Trade: Farmer, No previous service
Address: Fort Beaufort
Enlisted: Fort Beaufort 26 Jan 1900

Barend BOSCH
Age: 26, Trade: Farmer
Previous service: PAG
Wife: Amy Bosch, Adelaide
Enlisted: Adelaide 26 Dec 1901
Reg. no. 1489
Posted to Grahamstown
Recruit: No horse

Barend BOSCH
Age: 26, Trade: Farmer
Previous service: Nesbitts Horse
Wife: Mrs E Bosch, Adelaide
Enlisted: Somerset East 1 Jul 1902
Reg. no. 1489

John BOSCH
Age: 19, Trade: Farmer
Previous service: Town Guard
Address: Adelaide
Sister in Law: Emily Delport, Adelaide
Name signed John BUCK or BUCH
Enlisted: Adelaide 1 Jan 1902
Reg. no. 1536
Posted to Grahamstown

George BOSMAN
Age: 21, Trade: Farmer, No previous service
Father: A C Bosman, Alexandria
Enlisted: Grahamstown 30 Dec 1901
Reg. no. 1514

Frederick David BOSWELL
Age: 19, Trade: Bookbinder, Has previous service
Address: Paulet St, Somerset East
Father: S Boswell, Box 1010, Johannesburg
Enlisted: Somerset East 1 Jul 1902
Reg. no. 1662

Frederick David BOSWELL
Age: 19, Trade: Bookbinder
Previous service: N H & S E T G
Address: c/o Mrs Maree, Somerset East
Mother: S Boswell, 47 Regent St, Salt River, Cape Town
Enlisted: Somerset East 13 Dec 1901
Reg. no. 1662

Fred David BOSWELL
Age: 18, Trade: Printer, No previous service
Address: Somerset East Refugee nr Johannesburg
Enlisted: Cookhouse 4 Jul 1900

Peter Barrance BOTHA
Age: 18, Trade: Butcher
Previous service: S E T G
Father: H J Botha, Scallan St, SE
Enlisted: Somerset East 16 Dec 1901
Reg. no. 1668

Pieter Bornes BOTHA
Age: 19, Trade: Butcher, Has previous service
Father: J H Botha, Somerset East
Enlisted: 1 Jul 1902 Somerset East
Reg. no. 1668

William Grey BOTTOMLEY
Age: 32, Trade: Miner
Previous service: RLA.C.P, N.Pol, CMR, French Scouts
Address: G Town
Enlisted: Grahamstown 28 Jul 1900

George BOUCHER
Age: 22, Trade: Farmer, No previous service
Address: Winterberg
Enlisted: Fort Beaufort 31 Jan 1900
Signed name with X

Leo BOUCHET
Age: 19, Trade: Machinist
Previous service: Brabants Horse, Cattle Rangers
Business address: 70 Inspector St, Montreal
Next of kin: Mr P Bouchet, 70 Inspector St., Montreal
Enlisted: Port Elizabeth 25 Feb 1902
Reg. no. 1804

Ndrew [S] BOUWER
Age: 18, Trade: Postcart Driver
No previous service
Address: Rhenister Fontein, Ward III Somerset
Enlisted: Somerset East 24 Feb 1900

Johannes Hermanus BOUWER
Age: 42, Trade: Farmer
Previous service: Basuto War with Komgha Volunteers
Wife: Sarah Cornelia Bouwer, Somerset East
Enlisted: Somerset East 1 Oct 1901
Posted to: E Squad

Peter BOWER
Reg. no. 34747
Born: Somerset East
Enlisted: Port Elizabeth 17 Jun 1901
Age: 20, Nationality: English, Trade: Butcher
Father: William Bower, Uitenhage St, PE
Single

Walter BOWER
Age: 20, Trade: Farmer, No previous service
Address: Kinkel Bosch, Alexandria
Enlisted: Alexandria 23 Jan 1900

George Hudson BOWLES
Age: 23, Trade: Farmer, No previous service
Address: Caega Station
Enlisted: Sandflats 3 Jul 1900

John BOWMAN
Age: 25, Trade: Boiler maker
Previous service: Colonial Forces (Nesbitts Horse)
Address: Fort Beaufort
Mother: Mrs Mary Howe, Carlisle, Cumberland, England
Enlisted: Fort Beaufort 28 Jun 1902
Reg. no. 1484

John BOWMAN
Age: 23, Trade: Boiler maker
Previous service: Uitenhage Volunteer Rifles
Address: Colesberg
Next of kin: J Bowman, Carlisle, Cumberland
Enlisted: Colesberg 14 Aug 1901

W J BOYCE
Age: 22, Trade: Carpenter, Has previous service
Address: Somerset East
Mother: Mrs M Boyce, Main St, Somerset East
Enlisted: Somerset East 1 Jul 1902
Reg. no. 1733

William James BOYCE
Age: 20, Trade: Carpenter, No previous service
Address: Somerset East
Enlisted: Somerset East 17 Feb 1900



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