440Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: My visit to St Helena
- Sep 14, 2006Thank you Amanda,I assume the family still lives in SA.It is always interesting to hear from relatives especially if they have any documented history, photo's, recollections/stories or other items the POW 's brought back..
astrogirl200 <astrogirl200@...> wrote:Dear Robin,
I don't know if this is of interest, but my relative, Herbert Baumann,
was a POW on St. Helena during the Boer War. He returned to South
Africa almost blind.
With kind regards,
--- In st-helena-genealogy @yahoogroups. com, Robin Woodruff
<rawaldmeister@ ...> wrote:
> Dear Dr Schulenburg
> I have an interest in the prisoners of the Boer War and intend
visiting South Africa in October with a trip to St Helena from the 6th
to the 15th November for research purposes..
> I have a collection of walking sticks and other items made by the
POW's and would like to do some research on the names carved on them.
> I am wondering if there are any relatives remaining on the Island.
I note from The Tourist guide to the Anglo Boer War printed in 2000
that Mr Basil George whose Grandfather remained on the island was
operating as a guide at that time.
> I also note in Colin Benbow's book on POW's in Bermuda, Dr C.A.R
Schulenburg' s contributions and wonder if this is a relative of your
self. are you by any chance located in St Helena or South Africa as it
would be of interest to meet with you also.
> I hope you do not object to me contacting you through this media
and look forward to your reply with interest.
> Sincerely Robin A Woodruff
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