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From: "Klemen L." <>
Subject: Re: [AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN-MILITARY] 24th regiment
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 19:34:43 +0200
> Thank you. This information fits with what I have for my great-
> grandfather. He would have been 21 when he joined, he completed
> service in 1901 but didn't leave for Canada until 1910 so that would
> have been 9 years later.
Hm... Perhaps Canadian immigration papers should reveal from which
direction he came? But as I said it before it is possible that he went
to South Africa as a volunteer and adventurer and later immigrated to
Canada. There were Austrian legionnaires who fought for the French in
Indochina in 1880s and 1890s, or Emperor Maximilian in mexico in
1860s, so why not also in Boer Wars? :)
> I did some research on the Boer War and he should not have
> participated, but he spoke of it often, so I don't know what to make
> of that.
Too much scotch? :) But he was not part Irish, was he?