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Stinkhoutboom 24 July 1900

The NSWMR, WAB and SAIB continued chasing De Wet where during the chase, near Vredefort on the 24 July Neville Howse of the NSW AMC, ran to a wounded man under a hail of bullets and carried him to a place of safety. He was Australia's first VC of the war. Twenty km from Vredefort, an engagement at Stinkhoutboom cost the Australians 37 casualties, a costly skirmish indeed. De Wet escaped across the Vaal into the Western Transvaal.

Australian Mounted Troops in the area were Involved Included:

1st NSW Mounted Rifles
Western Australian Bushmen
South Australian Imperial Bushmen

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Robin Droogleever


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