1902 SOUTH AFRICA – BERMUDA.…BOER WAR POW to POW on DARRELS ISLAND.… [19712]

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1902 (Mar 13 ) Black edged mourning envelope to M.J. Bornman, Darrels Island from Hester J. Bornman, Tent No 19 T, POW bearing O.F.S. 1d overprinted V.R.I. /1d tied Winburg /O.R.C. thimble & with violet triangular Passed /Press /Censor with initials & 18/3/02 in the centre & with blue Pr. of War /Bermuda with below violet P.B.C & on reverse Bloemfontein /O.R.C (20 Apr) transit & Hamilton /Bermuda (26 Apr) arrival cds ………………………………………………………….
Darrel & Burtts Island held between them only 1481 POW’s.,although to ease conjestion the British transported via a series of 6 ships a total of 4619 Boer POW’s to Bermuda arriving between 28 Jun 01 – 17 Jan 02. …..An interesting POW to POW item

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