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1901 - Skirmish, Bronkhorstspruit Station, Transvaal
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1900 - "The Queen at Osborne yesterday conferred the Victoria Cross on Lieutenant and Quartermaster Robertson for valour at the battle of Elandslaagte. He has also been promoted from the ranks. He went up to the palace in the full uniform of the Gordon Highlanders, and was graciously received by the Queen. He stayed to lunch, and afterwards returned to his battalion at Aldershot. He was severely wounded while carrying out his act of heroism, but is making good progress towards recovery."
The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 21st August 1900

1900 - "At Jarrow to-day, George Storey, who was attired in a khaki uniform, was fined 2s 6d and costs for being drunk and disorderly on Saturday. Brian McNamara, who wore the uniform of the Durham Artillery Militia, was charged with being drunk, and also with damaging a shop window in Staple Road. The complainant in the second case, said that defendant had paid for the window, and thereupon the charge was withdrawn. Defendant pleaded guilty to being drunk, and asked for leniency, because he had just arrived in the town from South Africa, having been invalided home. A fine of 5s and costs was imposed."
The Shields Daily Gazette, Monday 20th August 1900
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These are very enjoyable snippets from the time, Berenice. Thank you very much for your daily updates.
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Cheers, David. I find it interesting searching for pieces to post.

Why was McNamra, after having paid for the damage he caused, fined twice the amount that the other man was? Seems rather unfair.

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