Cape Times Weekly Edition, 07 Jun 99

p1 John Hays Hammond has left Johannesburg for Rhodesia on a 3 week visit.

The Gascon arrived from England Sunday had on board 513 officers and men made up of the following:

1/Rifles – 160 men

Leicester – 125 men

Dublin Fusiliers – 85 men

10/Hussars – 39 men

FA – 36 men

5/Lancers – 26 men

ASC – the remainder


The Gaul is embarking, in England 200 troops (relief drafts) on Saturday.

p6 Dateline May 31, Bulawayo. A detachment of artillery left for the south this morning.

p13 Two column write up on wedding of Florence Harris and Lieutenant Richard Johnson, KRR Many names listed.

p2 of the supplement. – Picture of Colonel J A Spreckley in a group picture.


Cape Times Weekly Edition, 14 Jun 99

p1 General Sir W F Butler, KCB and staff and Captain Jenner meeting the Governor’s train on his return to Cape Town.


Cape Times Weekly Edition, 21 Jun 99 Nothing Noted


Cape Times Weekly Edition, 28 Jun 99

p1 Major General Sir William Penn Symons, CB, has arrived at Delagoa Bay and tranships to the Gascon, leaving for Durban today.

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