Topic: BatzB - Bothaville
South Africa, 6 November 1900
Times Account, 9 November 1900
The Times, 9 November 1900, p. 3.
ORANGE RIVER COLONY.
(THROUGH REUTER'S AGENCY.)
KROONSTAD, Nov. 7.
Yesterday morning Colonel Le Gallais had an engagement at Bothaville. The enemy were in force, holding the kopjes on the south side of the town with two guns and a "Pom Pom." The British advance guard engaged the Boers, and the artillery, arriving later, took up a position and shelled the enemy. One or two of our men were wounded, but our casualties have not yet been fully reported.
The Boers are occupying farms between here and Bothaville. Despatch riding is difficult and dangerous owing to the presence of raiding parties outside Kroonstad.
Citation: Bothaville, South Africa, November 6, 1900, Times Account 2