Charles Porrill (1881 - 1956)

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Birthplace: Mount Elizabeth (Farm), Frere, Uthukela DC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Death: Died
Managed by: Peter Kearney
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April 14, 1881
Frere, Uthukela DC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
November 26, 1893
Age 12
Frere, Uthukela DC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
October 11, 1899
- May 31, 1902
Age 18
South Africa

The Second Boer War was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the two independent Boer republics known as the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. After migrating north and setting up the Republics to escape from British domination, the wanted to preserve their independence. The British were motivated by a combination of expansionist ideals and a desire to control the mining of gold and diamonds which had been discovered in the area. The war ended in a British victory and the incorporation of both republics to the British Empire.

November 30, 1899
- February 28, 1900
Age 18
Ladysmith, Uthukela DC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
September 11, 1907
Age 26
Umtshezi Rural, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
May 18, 1956
Age 75