Antiquarian Auctions

SA Auction #93 begins on 19 Aug 2021

US Auction #8 begins on 01 Sep 2021

Lt. Colonel Arthur Sandbach

Boer War Letter dated 15th May 1901

Lot closed

Sold for: Register or Sign In to find out

Bids: 1

Visits: 19

Have a similar item to sell? Contact Us with the details.

How it works


Typer letter addressed to W. B. Hodson dated 15th May, 1901. From the War Office, London.

"Dear Sir, I am desired by General Sir Redvers Buller to express to you his best thanks for the exellent service you rendered in 1900, whilst belonging to the Corps of Guides, attached to the Field Intelligence Department of the Natal Army.    i am, Yours very truly Arthur Sandbach. Late Asst. Adjt. General for Intelligence, Natal Army."

Major-General Arthur Edmund Sandbach CB DSO (30 July 1859 – 25 June 1928) was a British Army general officer who served in the Royal Engineers and on the General Staff, eventually rising to command the 68th (2nd Welsh) and 59th (2nd North Midland) Divisions during the First World War.

On returning from Egypt at the start of 1899, Sandbach was appointed as the Military Secretary to the Viceroy of India, a post he held until November, when the outbreak of the Second Boer War meant that he was sent to South Africa. He worked on the staff in South Africa as an assistant adjutant-general, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order as well as a second mention in despatches. (Wikipedia)

  • Size: 250 mm x 280 mm
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0833219905
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT & Paypal
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

© 2021 Paul Mills trading as All rights reserved. Use of this website is regulated by our website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.