Frederick Carruthers Cornell

A Rip Van Winkle of the Kalahari and Other Tales of South-West Africa (Esprios Classics)

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Frederick Carruthers Cornell OBE (6 May 1867 – 6 March 1921) was an English soldier, geologist, prospector and author born in Devon, England, and educated at the Bedford School. Cornell is best known for his war time activities during the Boer War, the Maritz rebellion and the First...

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Frederick Carruthers Cornell OBE (6 May 1867 – 6 March 1921) was an English soldier, geologist, prospector and author born in Devon, England, and educated at the Bedford School. Cornell is best known for his war time activities during the Boer War, the Maritz rebellion and the First World War as well as for his publications. He studied music and languages in London. In 1902, he came to South Africa, and displayed great interest in Namaqualand. During the First World War he served with the South African Native Labour Corps in which he served as a Lieutenant, and was the first to notify the South African forces that the Germans had crossed into the Cape from German South West Africa.

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