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June 17th 9 years 1 month ago #3897

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From the 1900 diary of Lt Burne, RN:

Left Volksrust early to march on Wakkerstroom, news having come in that General Lyttelton was somewhat pressed and was unable to get on. Our march was uneventful, as we only passed the usual farms with white flags and batches of Dutch women—as mischievous as they pretend to be friendly. Bivouacking for one night we got to Wakkerstroom—a march of twenty-eight miles—on the 18th, bivouacking outside the usual style of town, very cold and gray looking, one or two tall buildings, and situated in a treeless valley at the foot of some high hills. Very cold and wet.
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A memorial service was held at Holy Trinity Church, Newton St. Loe, near Bath, on Sunday 17th June 1900, in memory of Lieutenant C. E. Eaton, who had died at Kroonstad on the 4th of June.

...."A memorial service was held on Sunday afternoon at the parish church of Newton St. Loe in connection with the sad death from enteric fever of Lieutenant Charles Edward Eaton, of Roberts's Horse, at Kroonstad, on the 4th inst. Commencing with Chopin's Funeral March, played by the organist, Mr. Fryer, the Rector (Rev. E. Lascelles) read the opening sentences from the Burial Service. . . . The service concluded with the the National Anthem and "Rule Britannia." The mourners present were Mrs. Lascelles. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eaton, the Misses Eaton (5), Mr and Mrs. Horrman Fisher and Miss Hardwiok. The parishioners showed their sympathy by attending in large numbers. Amongst others present were Mr. and Mrs. Percy Stothert. After the service a muffled peal was rung."
The Bath Chronicle, Thursday 21st June 1900

A memorial window to Lieutenant Eaton was to be later installed in the church.
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A picture of Charles Edward Eaton's grave

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