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Details for: Action at Vlakfontein


Historical Data:
On 29 May 1901, Brigadier-General Dixon led a force combing for Boer and concealed weapons when his camp was attacked at Vlakfontein by a 1500 strong Boer force led by Gen. Kemp. Dixon lost 49 men killed and 130 wounded, Kemp lost 41 dead. Kemp retreated when British reinforces appeared.


Part of Conflict
2 People killed