Henry Buller

Henry Buller

Henry Buller is an associate professor in geography at the university of Exeter. He has written extensively on social scientific approaches to animal welfare and human-animal relationships.

Brodrick and Lord Roberts saw him as vulnerable after suffering early defeats at Magersfontein and Stormberg, receiving harsh press criticism, and facing harsh scrutiny by Brodrick himself and Lord Roberts who wanted a scapegoat to point the finger of blame at.

Early Life and Education

Buller was an individual of great culture and accomplishment. A Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and Natural History Society of Manitoba, he published widely on fungi and wheat as well as being an authority on social science approaches to animal welfare and human-animal relationships.

He was widely revered as one of the greatest heroes during the Boer War and widely credited with saving Natal from Boer invasion; however, due to defeat at Magersfontein and Stormberg battles he was removed from command by Lord Roberts.

Sara Buller was his wife. They shared two children. On August 3, 1993 in Florida he died due to unknown causes and was laid to rest at Bay Pines National Cemetery.

Professional Career

Henry Buller was born in 1915 to Peter J. Buller and Esther Benke (nee Benke). In 1909 he married Anna Buller (nee Koehn). They went on to have four children before Henry passed away in 1968.

Born in Crediton, Devonshire to James Wentworth Buller MP and studied at Eton before being commissioned into the 60th Regiment of Foot (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) in 1858. Serving in both Opium Wars, as a captain in both, as well as being part of Red River Expedition of 1870 was all part of his service career.

Buller was a gentleman of the countryside who accepted in quiet dignity the repeated attacks against his performance in South Africa. But after trying to publicly refute critics – which was considered to be in breach of discipline – this led to being placed on half pay.

Achievement and Honors

Henry Buller was a prolific writer, researcher, and dedicated teacher with expertise in mycology (the study of fungi). A university building on the University of Manitoba campus bears his name to honor him.

He was a beloved general in South Africa, leading troops during both the Boer War and Zulu War. Awarded the Victoria Cross for his extraordinary exploits during both conflicts, his statue in Exeter is visible from Queen Street at one end.

Buller was awarded the Victoria Cross (“For Valour”) for saving Captain D’Arcy and Lieutenant Everitt of the Frontier Light Horse from Zulu attackers at Inhlobane battle by showing extraordinary courage and resolve; it is estimated that by saving two of their lives he saved over 90 lives in retreat.

Personal Life

Henry Buller was an extraordinary husband, father and grandfather. In addition, he was beloved friend and brother to many. Unfortunately he passed away in Beaumont Texas USA on the 17th day of 1993.

Born in Crediton, Devonshire to James Wentworth Buller MP and graduated from Eton before entering the army as a staff officer of General Wolsley during both Egypt 1882 campaign and Gordon relief expedition, he served with distinction both times.

In 1899 he assumed command of Natal’s field force but, due to numerous setbacks, was sent back home after Lord Roberts replaced him as commander. On his return home he received an enthusiastic welcome – truly remarkable man and remarkable leader!

Net worth

Buller was an esteemed member of the British Army. In 1879 he received the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Zulu War and went on to a distinguished military career until being put in charge of the Second Boer War, when his forces were easily outwitted by Boer insurgents using guerilla tactics.

He was a loving father, son and grandfather who kept his personal affairs confidential.

Bonner Ward was one of London’s criminal fraternities before he was cut across the face by Reggie Kray at The Regency Club in 1966, prompting his exclusion. Subsequently, he got involved in drug dealing as well as being an avid sportsman; owning his own race track.

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