Inniskillings to Vereeniging.

Thursday, 15 May, 1902

The Boer leaders agreed to meet the British Commander in Chief, General Lord Kitchener, and the British High Commissioner, Lord Milner, at a conference to discuss peace following the fall of the last Boer stronghold in the Transvaal. A 10-day cease fire was called to allow the Boer leaders time to come into Vereeniging for the negotiations.

The 2nd Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was one of three battalions ordered to Vereeniging to move into tent lines and provide security for the period of the conference. The conference began on 15 May and the Treaty of Vereeniging, signed in Pretoria on 31 May 1902, ended the Boer War between the British and the Boers of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State.