Mitchell, James (Segeant-Major b.1841 - d.1900)

Place Africa: South Africa, Transvaal, Elands River
Accession Number PR00965
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Maker Mitchell, James
Conflict Period 1900-1909
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

The collection comprises a single two-page typescript that gives a brief biography of James Mitchell, including his military service in the Tenterfield Rifle Corps, and his service in South Africa. His death, while serving with the 3rd Contingent ("Bushmen's") during the Elands River siege, is described by his Commanding Officer (who later served as "Breaker" Morant's defence counsel).