Sixth Contingent group photo, 1901

Sixth Contingent group photo, 1901

The Sixth Contingent (Number 16 Company is pictured here) sailed from Auckland in January 1901 and arrived in South Africa in March. It operated in the Transvaal where it assisted the British forces in interning Boer civilians in concentration camps. A New Zealand soldier noted that such work was 'one of the saddest duties' he performed in South Africa.

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Jamie Alexandre

Posted: 21 Oct 2011

My great-grandfather, Arthur Herbert Alexandre, was also in the 6th contingent, number 16 company. If anyone knows of a higher resolution version of this photo, please let me know at [email protected].


Posted: 15 Nov 2010

Hi Michael - unfortunately we don't have a hi-res copy of this image as it was lent to us by Judith Papanui in the late 1990s at which time we didn't know much about hi-res scanning! Hopefully there will be other group photos of the 6th Contingent available, though I have not come across any online. Regards, Jamie Mackay

Michael Cossgrove

Posted: 09 Nov 2010

Hi, I am also interested in this picture as my great grandfather was in the 6th contingent also. David Cossgrove. Could you please send me a copy of the photo to [email protected].

anne maree

Posted: 25 Apr 2009

Hi, i am interested in the Boer War photo as my Grandfather was in the 6th contingent in 1901 Reg No: 3836 Surname: forsyth Given Names: john Unit: canterbury special section Rank: private Contingent: sixth Ship: cornwall 30 january 1901 Occupation: farmer County/City: ashley Address: coutts island Next of Kin: forsyth mrs jeane Next of Kin Address: coutts island Relationship to Soldier: mother I am wondering if you could possibly send a better quality photo for me to look at more clearly. Thankyou very much Anne-Maree