[Photograph of Major Sam Weil and the men of the 'Imperial Transport Service'.]
Photograph. 210 x 290mm (8¼ x 11½"). Long tear repaired.
During the Second Boer War the family firm of Julius Weil & Co. evolved into the 'The Imperial Transport Service', taking responsibility for the provisioning of Mafeking during the siege of 1899-1900. Members of the family were given commissions and brothers Benjamin and Samuel became majors. Samuel participated in the Mafeking Relief Column that broke the siege. On the back of the photograph is written in pencil: 'I was up in the camp when the Conductors asked me if I would allow myself to be grouped with them and the Officers of my Staff. Samuel Weil'. Also written in pencil is 'appeared Feb 3 - 1900", suggesting the photograph was used in a newspaper.
[Ref: 30235] £130.00