20 - 21 October 1999,
Price realised GBP 40
GBP 30 - GBP 50
An Uncommon Boer Red Cross Identification Document
A folding card with green cover, in Dutch and English, No. 1200 from the Identity Department of the Transvaal Branch of the Geneva Red Cross Society, with the pencil name of J.F. Burger, 23 Jaar, Cederberg Commando, Residence Pretoria, and containing the instructions 'In case of bearer of this being killed or wounded, you are requested to send this card through the nearest Commanding Officer, or Responsible Official, to the Identity Department above mentioned'
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The Boer casualty handling procedures were almost non-existent at the beginning of the War. The introduction of the Red Cross in the Transvaal and the issuing of cards is well described in H.C. Hillegas' With the Boer Forces.
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