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Kraaipan, Action at

Battle Name : Kraaipan, Action at

Date(s) : 12 October 1899 - 13 October 1899

Part of : The 2nd Boer War (or Three Years War) ,

Outcome : A victory for Boer (Transvaal) forces over British Colonial forces

Type of battle : Land


The first action of the 2nd Boer war.
De La Rey's Commando took the Station at Kraaipan on the railway to Mafeking, destroying the lines. The following day, an armoured train with 13 Mashonaland Police under Lieutenant R.C. Nesbit was overrun.