….Sergt. Stewart, of the Black Watch, has returned to Chelmsford, having been invalided from South Africa, where he had been from the commencement of hostilities. He went out as a corporal, but his efficiency earned for him a well-deserved promotion. He passed through many of the battles, including Magersfontein, without a scratch, but was ultimately wounded by a cat! He was scratched by a cat, and this created blood poisoning, which resulted in his being sent home. He is now, we are glad to say, almost well again.
Chelmsford Chronicle, Friday 21st February 1902
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The men of the Third Active Service Company, 1st V.B. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment arrived at Southampton on Saturday morning, July 12th, 1902, having sailed from South Africa on the "Walmer Castle.". The Chorley Guardian (19.7.1902) reported:—
...."One member of the Bolton contingent (Corpl. R. Grimshaw, D Co., Farnworth) was left behind at Netley Hospital suffering from a broken leg sustained whilst playing leap-frog on the journey home."
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