According to the 2004 book Wars, Dictators and the Gramophone 1898-1945
, by Eric Charles Blake, this is the most notable recording to be inspired by the Boer War. Also called "The Departure Of The Troopship," it was recorded February 14, 1905; it went on sale in April and May as 7-inch and 10-inch disks. It is remarkable in that it was recorded entirely in the studio. The (second) Boer War actually ended in May 1902.
Alexander Baron - London, England