BLACK AND WHITE TRANSVAAL SPECIAL: No. 3 CAPTAIN RALPH N ESB T,IT V .C .,the first officer wounded in the present war, received the Victoria Cross for his bravery in rescuing' the Mazoe refugees in the early part of 1S96. He was educated St.at Paul’s School, joined the Cape Mounted Rifles in 1883, and became an officer of the British South Africa Company’s Police, serving with the Pioneer Expedition. He joined the Mashonaland Mounted Rifles in 1893, as sub-inspector, and in 1895 became inspector. His conduct in the punitive operations against the Rhodesian rebels won him great credit and the greatly desired V.C .And, now, in attempting to run the Boer gauntlet with an armoured train, he has been severely wounded. Good luck and a speedy recovery to this gallant young officer!
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