Cape Times Weekly Edition, 01 Feb 99
p1a The S S German (7,000 tons) arrived midnight Saturday with some pedigree sheep and some pens of prize poultry. Also 6 Pullman cars for the road to Rhodesia. Passengers included were Lieutenant General Sir Reginald O Beauchamp and Captain Somerset Saunderson.
p5a Colonel Southey inspected the Diamond-Fields Horse at Kimberley Jan 25, 1899
Colonel Southey inspected the Kimberley Rifles Jan 26, 1899 with 239 out of 256 being present. Long service medals were presented to Captain A J Wright, Company Sergeant-Major Fyvie, and Sergeant Richards.
p10c & d Recruiting is being carried out for the Cape Peninsula Garrison Artillery. Recruiting is slow. 600 authorized but less than a third have answered the call.
Cape Times Weekly Edition, 08 Feb 99
p1a-d Karri Davies is in Egypt on business and will proceed to China. Major Buchanan Riddell is to succeed Colonel Forestier Walker in command of 1/KRR in South Africa. Colonel Morgan Crofton, DSO, AAG is to retire from that post July 13. Colonel J J Scott Chisholme gives up command of the 5/Lancers at Maritzburg, Aug 12. Colonel H Paget, CB retires from the 7/Hussars June 26.
Intended military forces for the Cape for 1899-1900 are: 2 Regiments Cavalry, 2 Companies G A, 3 Companies F A and 1 Mountain Battery, 1 Fortress Company RE, 7 Infantry Bns. - about 7,000 Imperial troops.
Jan 1899. 27 sailing ships arrived this port, 12 British, 6 Norwegian, 3 German, 2 French, 2 Swedish, 1 Russian, 1 Italian.
p5c Dateline Durban, Feb 4. Maxim guns arrived for the Durban Light Infantry Vols.
Cape Times Weekly Edition, 15 Feb 99
p1a Lieutenant Colonel J S Nicholson, Commandant-General of N Rhodesia on tour with Major Everett.
p13e Pay scale for Western Rifles camp, 30 Mar-03 Apr, listed here. Major R A Finlayson, commanding the Kimberley Rifles
Cape Times Weekly Edition, 22 Feb 99
p1a, b, & c Major E J Carroll, Kaffrarian Rifles and Private M Murray, Prince Albert’s Guard received Volunteer long service medal. Among the passengers on Carisbrook Castle who left England on Saturday for the Cape is Mr Wools Sampson. Mr Henry Colenbrander was mauled by a lion and died in the Belingwe district. Lieutenant Colonel Rowan Hamilton returned to the Cape by the Greek last Thursday. The Royal Berkshire Regt, at Graham’s Town have received two Maxims.
p5d Details here on Colenbrander’s death.