In a letter home from Sapper J. Swinwood, of the Crewe Royal Engineers (Railway Volunteers), after mentioning the Modder River battle, he gave the names of some of the men he was sharing a railway carriage compartment with - Champion, Goskin, Wolfe, and Williams - and also the wounding of a T. Wilkinson, of the Deviation Works, Crewe.
Was there a Goskin in the Royal Engineers, or perhaps Gaskin?
25352 Sapper William Godkin / Goskin 8th Railway Company Royal Engineers
27471 Corporal Samuel Wolfe , 8th Railway Company Royal Engineers
1465 Sapper John Champion, 8th Railway Company Royal Engineers.
2353 Sapper H J Williams, 8th Railway Company, Royal Engineers
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Seemingly only a "slight" wound. Corporal James Brookes wrote "Our troops lost heavily, but only one Engineer was wounded—Corporal Wilkinson. He dropped just by me, but I hear he is only slightly wounded."