1900 BOER WAR – AUSTRALIA…1900 TASMANIAN CONTINGENT under RHODESIAN F.F…… [17739]

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1900 (Sep 3) Plain envelope to Bellerive endorsed from 152 trooper W. K. McIntyre R.F.F. Zeerust & countersigned by Capt. Commanding 1st Reg. Brigade bearing Transvaal 2 x 1d overprinted V.R.I. with Makeking /C.G.H. Squared circle alongside with on back Hobart /Tasmania (5 Oct) transit + bellerive/Tasmania (6 Oct) arrival cds ………………The 2nd Tasmanian Bushmen comprising 49 men plus 3 Officers sailed 5 Mar 1900 on the Artillian arriving Beira 31 March & served initially under General Carrington;s Rhodesian Field Force before returning to Australia 19 May 1901….Despite trim of approx. 15mm to left side of cover & odd fox spots mail from this unit during this early period is exceptionally rare

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