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The Illustrated London News 1899
Events of this year in the Illustrated London News
- May 18th - First international peace conference opens at the Hague
- October 11th - Start of the Boer War (Colonial Troops off to war)
- Dreyfuss is pardoned by Presidential decree
- Edward Elgar writes the Enigma Variations
- Johann Strauss dies , aged 74
- First performance of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya
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Special Transvaal War Edition.
Mainly about the Devonshire or Gordon Highlanders Regiments
Portraits of killed or wounded - with individual photos:
- Lieutenant H R GUNNING of the Devonshire Regiment (formerly Northamptonshire
Regiment), educated Clifton College.
- Lieutenant-Colonel Edmund Percival WILFORD, 1st Battalion Gloucester Regiment
- Royal Irish Fusiliers
- Capt. W B SILVER, Lieutenant W D DOONER - Royal Irish Fusiliers,
- Capt. Stuart DUNCAN of Gloucester Regt. taken prisoner,
- Lieutenant William LACHLAN FORBES, wounded, Imperial Light Horse.
- Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Edward KEITH-FALCONER, 1st Northumberland Fusiliers,
killed in action (son of Major the Hon. Charles KEITH-FALCONER and grandson
of the seventh Earl of Kintore).
- Surgeon-Major Edward W GRAY of Royal Army Medical Corps,
- Major Henry E Buchanan RIDDELL (born 1860) of 1st Devonshire Regiment, wounded.
- Captain William B LAFONE of the 1st Devonshire Regiment, wounded,
- Corporal Rupert WICKHAM of the Imperial Light Horse, wounded.
- Shoeing-Smith A HISCOCK (18th Hussars),
- Captain S DUNCAN (1st Gloucestershire Regiment).
- Several drawings taken from photographs of men of the Gordon Highlanders
and Devonshire Regiment.
- Photographs of Captain J N C KENNEDY (Royal Engineers),
- Mr Frederic W H HARRIS (chairman of the Coal Factors' Society),
- Lord Osborne De Vere BEAUCLERK (17th Lancers),
- Ottmar MERGENTHALER (inventor of the linotype machine),
- Lieutenant the Hon. Ralph Legge POMEROY (second son of Viscount Harberton)
of 5th Dragoon Guards.
- Lieutenant W J C FLETCHER, 1st Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
(died of sickness),
- Robert Abbot HADFIELD (the newly elected Master Cutler of Sheffield).
- General photographs of Border Mounted Rifles, Ladysmith Camp,
- the King's (Shropshire Light Infantry) on board the S.S. Arawa,
- Colonel SPENS and officers of the 2nd Shropshire Light Infantry,
- Officers of the third infantry division ammunition column, the 1st Battalion
Gordon Highlanders leaving Harrington Dock, Liverpool on board the S.S. Cheshire,
- Colonel NEELD and officers of Household Cavalry,
- Colonel BANFIELD and officers of the Welsh Regiment.
- Photograph with names Royal East Kent Yeomanry. Identifies Trooper FOSTER,
Trooper SOLE, Trooper CLARKE, Sergeant MUDFORD, Trooper BUTCHER, Sergeant
MONCKTON, Trooper DEVERSON, Trooper PALMER, Sergeant-Major CARLISLE, Trooper
TICE, Trooper ROBINSON.
- Individual named photographs of officers at the seat of operations: Colonel
Audley Dallas NEELD (Commanding the Composite Regiment of Household Cavalry),
Colonel FRC CARLETON (Royal Irish Fusiliers, prisoner), Colonel BROOKE (commanding
Connaught Rangers), Major S HUMPHREY (Glouscestershire Regiment, prisoner),
Lieutenant ETHELSTAN (Naval Brigade, Ladysmith), Capt the Hon Hedworth LAMBTON
(Commanding Naval Brigade at Ladysmith), Colonel A H PAGET (Commanding Scots
- Cover shows drawing of the Gordon Highlanders on their way to Elandslaagte.
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