Source: SMH article Thursday 31 May 1900 p.8
The dangerous illness is reported of No. 311, Private W. Freeman; and of No. 13, Corporal Bugler A. R. Daley, of the New South Wales Mounted Infantry at Bloemfontein.
Source: The Brisbane Courier (Qld) Wednesday 6 June 1900 Page 5
ESCAPE OF AN AUSTRALIAN.
LONDON,June 1Lord Roberts has reported that Trooper Wallace Eames, a member of the First Australian Horse (New South Wales), who was captured by the Boers some time ago, has escaped from Pretoria.
Source: SMH Wednesday 25 April 1900 Page 8
PRISONER AT PRETORIA
Trooper Wallace Eames, who was captured at the time Lieutenant Dowling's patrol was surprised by the Boers, writing from Pretoria, January 27, to his father, Mr. Thomas Eames, of Eastwood, near Rylstone, says :-" Just a few lines to let you know I am alright, and settled here permanently until the war ends, or such time as the prisoners are exchanged. I was riding a Boer pony the day we were captured, and he was shot under me as soon as the Boers fired on us. I jumped up behind a comrade, and we had not gone halfway up the hill when that horse was shot dead also, I cannot write much, as all the letters have to be read, and there are so many that the Boer censor cannot be bothered reading long ones. We get enough to eat and nothing to do, so its not so bad after all. We are fenced in with barbed wire and have galvanised iron sheds to camp in."
This postcard is from a collection of my Grandmother Elsie Mulholland (née Brown).
Elsie collected these cards from 1906 in an album her brother Jack gave to her before he went to New Zealand as part of the Police Force.
I have her collection now.
Ref: Shirley Tunnicliff