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1900 - Elandsfontein captured by General French. General Buller's forces capture Machadodorp
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1900 - James Grafton, of the Gloucestershire Regiment, a prisoner of war, was released today.

....Mr. W. Grafton, of Cashes Green, near Stroud, has received a letter from his son, Private James Grafton, of the 1st Gloucesters, who has been a prisoner in the hands of the Boers. The letter is dated Pretoria, September 3rd. He says :—"We have had ten months of brutality and starvation, and I have just recovered from a very serious illness. A Boer doctor looked after me well, and so did the Dutch nurses. We were all released on August 28th by General French's column, having been prisoners for 10 months. I shall never forget the 30th of last October, when we were captured at Modderspruit." The writer concludes by expressing a hope to be able to meet his friends and relatives in Old England before long.
The Gloucester Citizen, Thursday 4th October 1900


1900 - Belleville [Ontario], Aug. 28.—When the Belleville contingent went to Africa, Mrs. Fred. Lingham presented them with a flag, and promised the man who raised it on Pretoria jail a gold watch. Corp. G. G. Hulme, "D" Company, late lieutenant of the Fifteenth Regiment, wins the watch.
Victoria Daily Colonist, Wednesday 29th August 1900
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