Essex Regiment & Essex Militia History

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South African Wars in the 1800's

Since the capture of Cape Town from the Dutch in 1795 Britian has either rules or had considerable influence on Southern Africa.

There have been many skirmises but three main wars were

Anglo Zulu War 1879

First Boer War 1880-1881

Second Boer War 1889-1902

Essex Regiments had little involvement in the First Boler war or the Zulu War, although many individuals from the Regiments and Militia Units did so, but the Essex Regiments played a full role in  the Second Boer War.