Nonington & The Second Boer War, 1899-1902

The Nonington Parish Vestry minutes of 1899 record that at least five volunteers from Nonington were serving in the 3rd Battalion of The Buffs [East Kent Regiment], the regiments volunteer battalion, in what was then known as the South African Campaign but is now known as the Second Boer War [11th  October 1899 – 31st  May 1902]. A sale was held at Nonington School on December 19th, 1901, to raise money for The Soldiers and Sailors Families Association serving in South Africa. The sale was patronized, organized and attended by members of the nobility, gentry, and other prominent citizens from within and around Nonington. 

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