March 30th - Battle near Brandfort
April 1st - 6 guns and 350 men taken in a trap by the Boers
April 25th - Relief of Wepener
ANOTHER KINGSTEIGNTON MAN TO THE FRONT
G. W. Stentiford, No.36103 in the 43rd Howitzer battery, Royal Field Artillery.
PARCELS TO THE FRONT
The War Office has issued instructions about the despatch of parcels to the troops in South Africa. They can be sent, carriage paid, to the Embarking Staff Officer, Empress Dock, Southampton, whence they will be forwarded without further charge to their destination. They advise the use of wooden boxes where possible.
As winter in South Africa is drawing on, the War Office has issued a memorandum mentioning the articles which will be useful to the troops:
Knitted socks ( good quality only)
Worsted night caps
Woollen drawers and vests
Slippers or canvas shoes
Parcels containing matches of any kind cannot be received.
The British Consul at Funchal, Madeira and the Vice-Consul at Las Palmas have undertaken the distribution to home-coming troops of clothes or comforts sent to them for that purpose.