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Battle Name : Graspan

Date(s) : 25 November 1899

Part of : The 2nd Boer War (or Three Years War) ,

Outcome : A victory for British 1st Division over Boer (Free State) forces

Type of battle : Land


A smaller repeat performance of Belmont, a little further north up the railway line. The Boers under de la Rey and Prinsloo inflicted heavy losses on the British advancing on their ridges before withdrawing on their sturdy ponies. Both Belmont and Graspan, costly victories each, affected Methuen deeply.