Tag: harper

SAC recruitment, 1901

Near the end of March 1901, two Blantyre men signed up to the South African Constabulary (a paramilitary force set up in 1900 under British Army control to police areas captured from the two independent Boer republics of  Transvaal and Orange Free State during the Second Boer War). Its first Inspector-General was Major-General Robert Baden-Powell, later the founder of the worldwide Scout Movement. After hostilities ended in 1902, the […]

1910’s Browns of Logan Street

On 17th January 15, Rosemary Harper contacted me with the following message and photo, “Hi Paul, My Husband’s grandfather, Samuel Alexander Brown (1878 – 1921) was born in Glasgow, Scotland.  In his later years he ran a shop.  I was never able to pin down exactly where the shop was but, have recently established that […]