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Boer War - Trooper Wallace Eames arrived Mafeking
Source: SMH article Thursday 31 May 1900 p.8
The High Commissioner in South Africa has telegraphed to the Premier that by the latest reports, Trooper Wallace Eames of the 1st Australian Horse, who escaped from Pretoria, has arrived at Mafeking. 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.