Ladysmith was one of three towns (four if you include Wepener) besieged by the Boers. The siege began on November 2nd, 1899
and lasted until February 28th, 1900 and trapped approximately 14,000 men under the command of General Sir George White
VC in this remote town in Natal which had become the headquarters for the British Army's presence in the area. The siege took
its toll on the men; many of whom succumbed to disease and as the new century began those proud soldiers were slaughtering
their horses for food.
In early January 1900, the Boers made a determined attack and were repulsed by the defenders at Wagon Hill and Caesar's
More to follow but in the interim here is a picture taken at a defenders reunion in 1953.