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|Subject: LETTERS WRITTEN BY G.K. STOREY Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:58 pm|| |
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7th June 1879. Teste River, Hindegates (?) Column. '...we have had another go in at this place Syrao (?) Krall (sic) and 20 miles from the Kings Krall we did not lose many men in the engagement, there was only (..) troops enganged belonging to Bakers Horse the Light Horse Lancers & Dragoons. the Lancers lost their adjutant shot throught the heart we had only one man wounded and three horses wounded but my luck stood to me again and I came out all straight. I begin to rather like this fighting now, but I do not think I shall stay after my six months are up. There is too much hard work and bad rations, and another thing, this is a damn bad corps besides in the last fight the niggers took to the bush as we are now getting into the bushy country I expect it will all be over before my time is up.
Cheers Old Historian2