FOR KING AND COUNTRY Being a Record of Funds & Philanthropic Work in Connection with the South African War 1899-1902


A very detailed record of funds received by various organisations during the South African War 1899-1902 with reference to distribution and expenditure. With some 448,435 imperial troops, the vast majority of them British deployed, and over 75,000 of them invalided home as sick or wounded (nearly 22,000 died). War on this scale far exceeded the capacity of the both regular army to provide the necessary troops, and the state to provide care for the wounded and support for soldiers’ families.