Reuter’s War Correspondent Boer War group with 2 clasp Cape of Good Hope, Captain, Nesbitt’s Light Horse, present during the seige of Ladysmith from where he escaped often crawling the 22 miles to Chievely to escape Boer patrols and pickets
1 in stock
SKU: A8619 Category: Campaign Medal Groups Pre W.W.I.
Cape of Good Hope General Service, 2 clasps, Transkei, Basutoland (Capt. Nesbitt’s L. Hse.) Q.S.A., no clasp (Mr. A. Hutton. “Reuter.”); British War Medal 1914-20 (Capt.)
From the Brisbane Courier
'A Correspondents Escape,
Mr. Hutton, Reuters war correspondent at Ladysmith, has effected his escape from the beleaguered town. He left Ladysmith during the night, and eventually arrived safely at Chieveley, after walking or crawling on his hands and knees a distance of twenty-two miles, and successfully evading all the Boer pickets en route.'
From 'Fighting for the News: The Adventure of the First War Correspondents'
'One Special, Arthur Hutton of Reiuters, did successfully evade Boer patrols and made his way across the Tugela River to reach the British lines. There he joined Churchill and Bennet Burleigh, who were among the Specials who followed Buller's attempts to force his way through the strongly held Boer positions north of the Tugela River.'
Out of stock
Out of stock