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1 HtR.. t!tver WAS ANY A,PPEAL MADE TO rjlem r0f( Hot/OUR.COUR/1GE,OR.. LOYfiLTy,THjfT Tj/EY DID ;YOT M0R,E r;/at/ R.EALIS j.1( EJ.P CTATlOjYS. IF EVER. TIlE HOUR., OFffEJlL DA;YGER SHOULD COj.1 ro[ngljlnd, TjI. MJlR..JNES WILL BE round THE COI!jfTR.YS S;lE T ANCHOR." c;"v1nccnt' ~~~~- -~ No. 52, Vol. VII. 7th FEBRUARY, I90o. ~ addail communications respecting ADVERTISEMENTS should be It is stated on good authority, that "Joe Chamberlain" and I a dressed to our Advertisement Manager, Mr. C. VERNON, 118 " Josephine," two 4'7 guns, are manned by Marine Artillery. s~ 1 19,Newgate Street, London, E.C., to whom all remittances au d 1 ;; * ;; be sent and crossed" City Bank." A force of Royal Marines, from H.M.S. Rattler, have been landed at - Labnan, North Borneo, to assist in operations against Mat Salleh. CONTENTS. ;; ;; * Editoria! 13 Obituary "Captain W. F. Mdlwaine, late RM.L.I., has just received the Notes by th~'way 14 Foreign News 21 and 23 W(91ulDdedof Naval 'Brigade Royal Marines Rifle Association 22 Canadian General Service Medal with clasp, for Fenian Raid, I866, C ~.'li,stl'nlp(7,) Musketry Training 22 for service in H.M.S. Aurora. This medal is unique, as it is granted '~Ji"~Sof Telpl(rams received by Football ajar ~hrch!1nt after the Balance Sheet of the Globe am,l thir ty three years after it was gained." action of Grnspan ". 15 Ira-uvel- Funds S,~ ;; * TI('~lll!1te Colonel Bird, RM.L:i: 'I'he Victoria Memorial Fund n. 7 1tst'ro tell \ 16 Births, Mn.rriages, arid«.. 24 We learn that Captain Mullins is in command of a fort in the hills,d,ary of the War Corps Advprtisements. etc. 24 near the ford on the Richmond Picton road, with thirty marines and. Aefri~~YRl Mar lnes in Son i~ Editori"l Notices twenty bluejackets. a r a-pr. and a Maxim, to watch the Durban water supply; and Lieutenant Lawrie had charge of an armoured train at SMtoriae. MESSRS. Charpentier & Co. have made a most generous New Year's Gift to the funds, and should receive the thanks of the Corps. This firm has always taken a real interest in the paper, and often saved the Editors a lot of trouble by their suggestions and careful compilation; and now, on the starting of I900, the treasurer received a letter from the firm offering to make a substantial reduction of tlre cost f or prmtmg... as they had done the work of tbe?aper for so long. They fully realised and knew the difficulty of rnak- 'nf~ the paper pay at the price sold; they hoped that the reduction o ered, which was above seven per cent., would assist the funds of the :per. We are certain that all our readers will join in thanking essrs, Charpentier for their kind offer. * * * The Editors take this opportunity of thanking the many contributors f. Or their num elousexce. IIent Ietters. The past year has shown a great ImprOvement in tlre way af copy, and editorial work has been thereby I th esse ned. The s ta ff feeithat they can now count on real support from tl e. members of our Corps, and it gives great pleasure to realise that reir efforts are appreciated.,~ 'x',~ In the issue of The Regiment for February 3rd, page 295, will be found an excellent pictu re, " T ypes 0f Royal Mannes.'., The little. paragraph un derneath.: from th e D a! '1y T e1egraph, shows clearlythe percentage of casu~lhes in the Naval Brigade, and concludes-after flattering ~comums,_" On the field the men were christened like knight b annerets of old,ves 'Bra t 0f th e Brave,' and here as I ' have told you y telegraph, that title is universally endorsed." ' Durban. ;; ;; ;; LORD METHUEN'S DISPATCH, ENSLIN, Nov. 25th.-" The fire from here was very heavy, and the Naval Brigade suffered severely, keeping in too close a formation. The officers, P.O's., and N.C.O's. led their men with great gallantry, and I have great pleasure in bringing to your notice the plucky conduct of Lt. W. F. C. Jones, RM.L.I., who, although he had a bullet in his thigh, led his men to the top of the kopje, and only had his wound dressed at the conclusion of the action. The command of the Naval Brigade devolved on Captain A. E. Le Marchant, R.M. L.I., when his senior officers were killed or wounded, and he led the remnant of the Naval Brigade up the kopje with great coolness and ability." We learn that Lieut. Jones arrived at Southampton on Friday morning (znd), on board White Star liner Majestic. ;; ;; ;; "HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF." Extract from the diary of an officer at the battle of Alma. "A Russian officer was being assisted from the field, where he had lain for two days severely wounded, by two Marines; he solicited some water to drink, and, after he had been lifted down and had drunk enough, as one of the Marines was in the act of turning round to pick him up again the ungrateful villain shot him dead. His comrade amply resented the cowardly act, for, seizing a small spar that the cot was slung to, he beat out the Russian's brains."-the Regiment. ;; * * Major Money having been ordered abroad, the sum of 16 17s. received by him toward the expense of a stone to the memory of the late Lieut.-Colonel Houghton, R.M.L.I., has been handed over to Major Neville White, Staff-Officer, Chatham, who will be glad to receive further subscriptions as soon as possible. -

2 14 THE GLOBE AND LAUREL. Our correspondent at the Cape sends the following list of N.C.O's. landed in the R.M. Battalion, South Africa :-Col.-Sergt. Dyson, R.M.A. (Sergt.-Major), Sergt. Leach, R.M.L.I., Sergt. Gill, R.M.A., Sergt. Edgson, R.M.L.I., all wounded, and belonging to H.M.S. Monarch ; Sergt. Greenfield, RM.L.I., wounded, and belonging to H.M.S. Doris; Lce.-Sergt. Holland, RM.L.I., wounded, and belonging to H.M.S. Potoerful ; Sergt. Churchman, Sergt. Skinner (Q.-M.-S.), Lce.-Sergt. Woollacott, R.M.L.I., not wounded, and belonging to H.M.S. Powerful. Surely, this casualty list-six out of nine, or sixtysix per cent.-testifies more eloquently than words can do, to their devotion and gallantry on the field of Graspan. The manner in which the N.C.O's. performed their duties, taking the places of the officers as they fell, without hesitation, and leading the men with great bravery, has been highly spoken about. With regard to our men, one journal says:.. For the rough and tumble business of war our Marines are the finest men in the world." * * * We have had a good deal to show lls that the Boers are not nearly so behind the times as was once supposed. But the following sentence from a letter from Ladysmith is certainly an eye-opener ;-" The Boers have stretched wires across the roads, which ring electric bells near the picquets when they are touched." THE question of field guns has come so much to the front lately owing to the course of events in South Africa, that it may be of interest to our readers to devote the "NOTES BYTHE WAY" this month to a brief description of two Q.-F. field guns, viz.: one now used by the Boers and the new French gun, which has been recently tried in the manceuvres at Chalons. The descriptions are taken from Black and White and from the Globe. The Boer Q.F. gun is a 75 mm. (2'94 inches) gun, and was made for the Transvaal in 1896 by the firm of Canet, Schneider and Creusot. In the Transvaal Government purchased a complete battery, with ammunition and wagons. The gun fits inside a jacket which carries, on each side, two cylinders with strong spiral springs to bring the gun back into the firing position after recoil. It has hydraulic buflers which allow about II~ inches of recoil. The recoil of the carriage is checked by a spade placed half way between the point of the trail and the axle tree, and also by a wheel tyre brake, put on from the front by a hand wheel. The spade is connected by a rod with spiral springs in a cylinder underneath the trail, by this means the carriage is automatically run forward. The maximum elevation is 20 degrees, which gives a range of about 8,700 yards. The gun has three projectiles, viz. : shrapnel, common, and case, and the projectiles weigh 14~lbs., the shrapnel containing 234 bullets. The gun and limber weigh 34cwt.; the charge is lib. 120ZS. of smokeless powder, and the muzzle velocity is said to be 1,836 feet per second. The gun fires 8 to 10 rounds per minute, and the battery carries 144 rounds per gun, or 864 per battery. The gun's crew is six men, two of whom supply ammunition, and one sets fuses only. The new French field gun is constructed on the Deport system. The gun is made of nickelled steel; it has a hydro-pneumatic brake and a powerful spring. Both act together, and when once the end of the carriage has been fixed into the ground, the piece remains absolutely stationary. The gunners are protected by a steel shield capable of resisting bullets. The gun is mounted on a cradle which turns about a vertical axis. and permits of training without moving the trail. Fifteen shots can be fired in a minute. The limber appears to be fixed by the side of the gun and not behind it, and the front of the limber is also protected by a steel plate. Two projectiles are used, viz.: a high explosive shell. and a steel shrapnel which contains 25 0 to 3 00 bullets, and which, on bursting. makes a thick cloud of smoke to hinder the aim of the enemy. Two men work the gun, one loads and adjusts the fuse, under cover of the limber shield. the other aims and fires, under Cover of the gun shield. The account from which this is taken does not give calibre, weight of projectile and charge, or the muzzle velocity. but the gun is known as Model 75. so is probably a 75 the Boer Q.F. gun described above. GROUP of wounded of Naval Brigade in RN. hos~ital, Simonstown, after the battle of Graspan, near Modder river. In the group of thirty-three men there are five bluejackets, twentt three R.M.L.I., and five R.M.A.; twelve belong to H.M.S. Doris, SlX to H.M.S. Pouerful, and fourteen to H.M.S. Monarch. The number. of wounds received amounts, in the aggregate, to sixty; one man having four wounds six men three wounds each. and twelve men two each. We are indebted to Mr. W. S. Gillard for the excellent and interesting photo, and regret that we are unable to print a companion photo of the doctors and nurses. Deputy Adjutant General. Royal Marines. No. 6971/99. Circular. 9th January, With reference to memo, hence of this number dated zsth Nov The following report of the wounds sustained by the N.C.O.'s and men named who were engaged at Graspan, and are now in hospital at the Cape. Those wounded whose names do not appear, were retained at the military field hospital at de Aar. Please inform the relatives of these men. W. P. WRIGHT. A.A..G., The Colonels Commandant for Deputy Adjutant Gereral, RM. and Officers Commanding, Royal Marines. Rank Name, and nature of!v01l1!d. Clr.-Sergt. G. H. D~son, shot through foot; Sergt. G. Gi.ll, twice shot back of knee and forearm; Sergt. W. Gasson, shot In knee, bull~t lodged in lower end of thigh bone; Gunners W. t. Spencer, shot through thigh; C. T. Brown, wound through knee; E. Martin, twice shot, leg and thigh; H. C. Stubbs, shot through back, W. Clark, shot through; W. Morcombe, shot throu~h arm; G. R Cunnington, wound of calf (superficial); C Perkms: shot through leg; C. Mole, shot through Jeg; Sergts. D. Leach, twice shot, finger and thigh; J. Greenfield, twice shot, jaw and c:lbow; W. H. Edgson: shot through thigh; Lce.-Corpls.. F. C. LeWIS, shot f?ot. W. T. Creasey, shot through thigh : Ptes. E. Kemp. twice shot, abdominal wall and arm; E. Brinkhurst, wound through leg; A. Vass, wound of jaw, bullet entered in front of left. ear, passed down neck and emerged behind external border of right.scapula, W. Waghorne, twice shot, abdominal wall and leg; J. SImons, wound of leg' H. Cotton. four times shot, wrist, arm, forearm and Jaw; W. J. johnson, wound of scalp; J. T. Steele, shot through buttock F. T. Rigsby, shot through thigh, th~gh bone fractured; G. A. Bartlett, shot in knee; S. Dowland, thrice shot, back, leg, graze of buttock; F. Mabbett, twice shot, leg, graze of knee; A.). Hall, wound of thigh thigh bone badly fractured; H. Peacock, twice shot, in hand and th;ough arm, bullet lodged in arm, bone badly fractu~ed; J. Dentry, twice shot through legs i T. Hughes, wound of abdo~loal wall; T. Jones, twice shot, leg axilla ; E. Pitters, wound of thigh : A. Davis, twice shot, thigh and leg; F.~. Cockayne, shot through arm; W. C. Trrbbeck, wound of thigh, thigh bone fractured; C. D. Brace. twice shot, temple and back; A. Coles, l~rge ragged wound of thigh; C. H. Collinson. twice shot, through grom and arm; J. MIller. shot through arm.

3 THE GLOBE AND LAUREL'. 15 4:opie6 of tefegram6 receit'e~ 6" (!ltajor (!ltarc6ant after t6e action of <Bra6pan. SIMONSTOWN. To Major Marchant, R.M.L.I., Naval Brigade, Graspan. Yo.u are hereby promoted to Acting Major, Royal Marines, pending AdmIralty instructions, and you are to take command of the Naval Brigade until arrival of a senior officer. Rear Admiral, 'Cornmander-in-Ch To General Lord Methuen, Graspan. CAPE TOWN. Nov. 26th.-Urgent. His Excellency sends best congratulations on yesterday's fight, news of which has just reached him. He sympathises deeply with you in the losses sustained, and hopes to hear good news of the wounded. Kindly convey His Excellency'S hearty good wishes to gallant officers and men who are all much in his thoughts now. Military Secretary, Government House. To General Lord Methuen, Modder River. SIMONSTOWN. th Forwarding from Her Majesty to me, may I ask you to convey it to e N~val force now under your command. The Queen desires that you Will convey to the Naval Brigade who were present at the action at Graspan, Her Majesty's congratulations on their gallant conduct; at ~he same time the Queen's regrets at the losses sustained by the BrIgade. Rear Admiral, Commander-in-Chief. T. SIMONSTowx, o Major Marchant, Naval Brigade, Modder River. Congratulations-well done M01w1'Ch's-deeply grieved about Senior. SIMONSTOWN. To Commanding Officer, Naval Brigade, Modder River. Convey to the Naval Brigade congratulations of Board of Admiralty and sympathy with wounded. Hear Admiral, Commander-in-Chief. SIMONSTOWN. To Com. Officer, Naval Brigade, Methuen's Force, Modder River. 91 seamen and marines under Commander de Horsey, with Captain Morgan, Royal Marines, Lieut. Wilson, Marines, and one Midshipman leave to reinforce you to-day. Much as fleet grieved over her sad losses, we are full of admiration of the gallantry displayed by Naval Brigade; we expected it of you all. Inform General Methuen of first part of this telegram. Rear Admiral, Commander-in-Chief. CAPE TOWN. Maj~r Marchant, Commanding Royal Marines, Klokfontein. Highest congratulations on magnificent work done by grand old Corps. Your heroic losses excite universal admiration, fortv per cent. can't be beat for bravery anywhere. Am immensely proud of your SUCcess which has splendidly added to the glorious reputatiou of the Corps. Read this to men and convey deepest sympathy to woundedall honor to brave dead. Wire me exact number of red and blue marines before battle, and numbers killed and wonnded each. Colonel Gatliff. To Marchant, Marines, Modder River. They have christened marines here the bravest of luck to you all, only wish I was with you. ief. CAPE TOWN. of the brave. Best Gatliff. DURBANHOUSE, SIMONSTOWN, December 30th, Dear Editors.- Just a short line to enclose telegrams that I received congratulating the men on tbeir behaviour and gallant conduct at ~raspan (or Enslin). I thought you would like to have them copied Into the Globe and Laurel; but I want you to send all the originals to my own head-quarters, to be kept as Mess property, at Plymouth. Th~ honor to me individually of having taken a Naval Brigade out of action at Graspan, and of having commanded it in a long and hard fought battle at Modder River, is a very great one, but I consider the ~r_to the corps is:very much more important. Many people have' asked me when last a Marine officer commanded a Naval,Brigade of guns, officers, bluejackets, stokers, and marines? I could not tell them; probably you may be able to. Lord Methuen came over to see me after Graspan, and asked for a hurried parade at which he congratulated all of us and expressed his deep sympathy at our losses. I told all the Naval Brigade at a special parade, that the Admiral had appointed me to command the' Naval Brigade until the arrival of a senior officer, and I am glad and proud to say that the bluejackets and all applauded. No one could have been better treated by the Admiral and all naval officers out here, than myself. There is no friction at the front, and all,,officers and men, naval and marine, pull together well and have one object in view, viz: to lick the enemy. I will try and find the original message in Lord Methuen's handwriting that he wrote in one of my pocket books and asked me to wire to Sir. R. Harris, it is very com plimen tary. After Graspan, we buried Ethelston, Plumbe, and Senior in one grave, in the clothing they had worn with so much glory, but next day I sent a party back from Enslin Station under command of Saunders, and at 9 a.m., Sunday, we buried them in a grave just close to the Station. The Chaplain of the Guards Brigade read the' service, and Lord Methuen and staff were present. Mr. Lowe, (Gunner, R.N., of MOllal'ch), one P.O., one Sergeant, and I did all that we could for our brave brother officers; they all met instantaneous death. J ones and Saunders got to the top of the hill we attacked, and I dressed Jones' wound for him, and then went on after the Boers who were bolting. The breather at the top did us a lot of good. Of the twelve officers, naval and marine, who were in the attack, only two of us escaped scot free; Saunders, who stands 6-ft. 3-in. high, had one bullet through his right pocket and pocket-book, another cut his waterbottle, another went through his pistol ammunition pouch and doubled up two cartridges, and the fourth carne under his wrist and jammed up a cartridge in the magazine of his rifle which he was firing at the time. I have strongly recommended Jones for gallantry, and hope he will get something good. Urmston arrived at Modder River looking much better than I expected after the alarming rumours we heard. Commander de Horsey and Captain Bearcroft having arrived soon after the Modder River fight, I went down from Commanding Officer, Nav~l Brigade, to znd in command of the Marines, and Adjutant. Morgan and Wilson came up with a small number to reinforce, and even now we are very short of marine officers and have plenty of hard work. Poor Plumbe and Senior are great losses to us, the latter was one of the best and keenest of soldiers I have ever met, and one of my best friends. For three years he had been with me, and never flagged in or shirked his duty the whole time. I am down on duty for a few days to get stores for the men, and I brought down all the bags and luggage belonging to killed and wounded officers. I am going up to Modder River on Tuesday evening with forty packages for officers and men, mostly presents. I am sorry to tell you that myoid servant, Rigsby, who has been with me for thifreen years all over the world, and who gets his pension after 2I years service, had his thigh fractured by a Mauser bullet and is still in bed, and I fear will always be a cripple. Jones told me that Rigsby was seen sitting down comfortably and licking the bullets before loading. I spoke to him when he was shot, and he smiled most cheerfully. The bravery of our men was magnificent, and it was just like hell fire to go through the hail of bullets; we hadn't an inch of cover anywhere. I collared a prisoner at the top, name James Brown, and two or three horses. We are all very well and very keen.. I have seen all the wounded in hospital, and I am pleased to say that not one man has lost a limb, the escapes are marvellous. All the sergeants of the M onarcb.were wounded; two drummers, Trayfoot and Duffield, got to the top untouched. Yours, A. E. MARCHANT. rst February. Tuesday's Gazette.-Despatches from Lord Kitchener and Colonel Wingate, during operations against the Khalifa, we notice the following N.C.O's. are especially mentioned: Clr.-Sergts. Seabright, Seddons and Sergt. Sears, R.M.A.

4 16 THE GLOBE AND LAUREL. -_ INour last number it was only possible to give the bare announce. ment of the death of Colonel F, V, G, Bird, R.M.L.I., Commandant of the Chatham Division, To all our readers the news must have come as a shock, while to those of us who have had the honour of serving with him and knowing him, his sudden and untimely death has been a great grief. It is hard for any man to die when in sight of his retirement. but doubly hard, when that man has served for nearl y forty years with the credit to, himself and the honour to the Co'ps, which has characterised the career of Colonel Bird, It was iiiipossi ble to know him without admiring his integrity, his sound judgment, his strong will, and his wonderful grasp of the endless subjects which come daily before a Commandant of it Royal Marine Division, His devotion to the Corps, and his unceasing care for the comfort of the men under his charge are well known, His keenness as a soldier would have done credit to many a younger man, and if, to these many qualities we add that he was a true sportsman and a Christian gentleman, we have said enough, We are sure that the sympathy of the whole Corps is with Mrs. Bird and her children in their bereavement. Colonel Bird was seized with a paralytic stroke on the night of the 15th December, and he died on the 29th December, having practically never regained consciousness, though at times he appeared to recognize the members of fiis family, A week after his seizure he seemed to rally a litt le, the following day he had a serious relapse from which he never recovered, He was buried on the znd January in the Chatham-Maidstone Road Cemetery next to the late Lieut.- Col Houghton, R.M,L.I. Lt.-Colonel Adair had charge of the funeral procession, and Colonel Chapman and Major Money were with the firing parties, The pall-bearers were Capt. G, L. Atkinson, A,D,C" RN" Capt. Angus McLeod, R.N,. Col. M, H, Pnrcell. RE" Colonel Commandant W. r. Wright, A,A,G" Royal Marines, CoL Commandant W, G, Tucker, R.M,A" Colonel Commandant C, H, Scafe, RM,L.1., Col. Second-Commandant F, Baldwin, RM,L.I, and Col. Second-Commandant R B. Kirchhoffer, R.M,L.I. The General Officer Commanding the District was unavoidably absent, but there were present, amongst others, Sir N. Bowden - Smith, KC,B, Commander-in-Chief at the Nore : Rear-Admiral Swinton C, Holland, Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard: Rear-Admiral W, F, S, Mann; General Sir H. Tuson, KC.B" D.A.G" Royal Marines: Major-General J. 1. Morris: Major-General G. H, T. Colwell; General F, W, Thomas; Captain Forsyth. RN,; Col. IN, T, Dooner, Chief Staff Officer and Assistant- Adjutant-General : and Colonel F, F, Ditmas, Commanding Royal Artillery, Thames District; Deputy Inspector- General R Grant, R,N. ; Lieut-Col. Gritton; Lieut.-Colonel Newington; Lieut.vColonel Knight. R E.; Lient, Colonel Ferrier. D,S,O" RE.; r,«. Colonel Nicholls. R,M,A. (Eastney) ; Lieut.-Colonel Eagles and Captain Miller, RM,L.I. (Plymouth); Major Byne, Captain Beith, and Lieutenant Essons (Gosport); Colonel Corbet. C.B.. and Major Cotterill (Walmer) : and, of course, all the Officers of the Chatham Division, The Royal Engineers, the 3rd Battalion Royal West Kent Regirnent, Lancashire represen ted. and the 6th Battalion Fusi liers, were also largely Amongst the many beautiful flowers sent were wreaths from the General Staff of the Royal Marines: the Staff of the Thames District; the Commandant and Officers of the Royal Marines at Chatham, Portsmouth, Plymouth, and Walmer; the Commandant and Officers of the Royal Marine Artillery; the Warrant Officers, Staff Sergeants, and Sergeants of all the Marine Divisions: the junior non-commissioned officers of the Chatham Division; the ladies of Chatham Division; the Rector, Churchwardens, and Sidesmen of St. Mary's, Chatham; besides a very large number from officers of the Royal Marines, retired and serving, and other.friends of the family. It is with deepest regret that we have to announce the death of Mrs. Bird, which took place on zznd January, or less than a month after the decease of Colonel Bird, We feel sure that all our readers will be deeply grieved to learn of this fresh disaster to the family of the late Colonel, and of the consequent total break up of their home, Mrs. Bird was buried on 25th January. The Color-Sergeants who some three weeks ago carried the coffin of the late Commandant, now, at their special request, bore the mortal remains of Mrs. Bird to their last resting place in the same grave with her husband, whose devoted companion she had been for so many years, A large number of officers attended the funeral.

5 THE GLOBE AND LAUREL J S )iarv of t6~ Qf>ar in, out6 crfdca. (Continued froni page 5.) I.-OPERATIONS IN NATAL. ANUARY 1St to 5th. Nothing of importance took place, only a few skirmishes of patrols and the usual firing from naval guns. Boers reported strengthening their position and extending it to Springfield, east of Colenso. January 6th. Determined attack on Ladysmith, lasting all day; principal assault being upon Csesars Camp and Wagon Hill, lesser attacks on other sides. After hard fighting the enemy' were beaten off, and driven back to their former positions,-the Free State General, DeVilliers, being killed. During the attack Buller's force made demonstration towards Colen so, thns preventing Boers reinforcing their attacking colnmn at Ladysmith. Casualties of Ladysmith garrison- Killed-Officers Wounded Men Total Totals".. 41 " 37<) " 420 Boer loss, mainly Free Staters, believed to be over 2,000. January 7th to loth. Dundonalds brigade left Frere Camp. Nothing of importance. January rath. Buller occupied south bank of Tugela at Potgieter's Drift. Seized pont. French closing round enemy, cutting communication with Free State. Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener arrive at Cape Town (loth). Warren left Frere Camp with strong force. January r jth. Colesbnrg bridge destroyed. January ryth. Boers repulsed near Rensburg by Yorkshire Regiment and New Zealanders. January roth. Lyttleton's brigade and howitzer battery crossed Tugela river, Potgeiter's Drift. Dundonald's force came into act ion with Boers west of Acton Homes and seized their position, taking IS prisoners; losses slight; Major Childe killed. Warren crossed 3!lmIles west with 6,000 men. N.S.W. patrol fell into the hands of the enem y; 14 killed or prisoners. January 17th. Dundonald's force replaced by in fantry, and the mounted force proceed N W. to carry out turning movement. January rsth, Naval guns and howitzer shell Boer position. Re- Connaisance in force, no reply, balloon reports trenches filled with men. Jan. 19th. Demonstration with cavalry and guns towards Hebron. January aoth. General Warren's column engaged. January 21St. Action continued. One officer killed, II wounded, and 279 N.C.O's. and men wounded. Boer position on right evacuated.. January zznd. Boer trenches occupied by British. Boer guns used seldom, ammunition supposed to be failing. January 23rd. Spion Kop shelled and seized by a night attack, garrison fled. January 24th. Spion Kop heavily attacked by Boers, but held by British all day. General Woodgate wounded; losses considerable. Spion Kop evacuated by. the British during the night as position was llntenable. Killed-officers 2<),men 175; wounded-officers 31, men 521; missing-officers 6, men 66. January 25th. By General Buller's orders the whole of Warren's force withdraws across the Tngela. January 27th. Lord Dundonalds brigade arrives on the south bank of Tugela. General Lyttleton still holds Potgieter's Drift. The total losses in this flank movement amount to killed 271, wounded 1066, missing 293, in all 1630, officers included, H.-WESTERN FRONTIER AND RHODESIA. December 26th. Mnfeking, Sortie.-Three guns, two squadrons Protectorate Regiment and one of Bechuanaland Eifies attacked Gametree Fort; after hard fighting were repulsed with loss of three officers 18 men killed, one officer 24 men wounded, three men taken prisoners-total 49. Jannary 1st. From Orange River. Lieut.-Col. Pilcher (Bedford Regiment), having moved to Belmont with a force composed of 200 Queenslanders, roo Canadians, Canadian Horse Battery, 40 Mounted Infantry, 200 Cornwall L.I., and N.S.W. Ambulance, attacked Boers at Sunnyside, thirty miles north-west of Belmont,. defeated them- I 1 I occupied Douglas. Cavalry, under Babington from Modder Rive.r, co-operated on north bank of Riet River, but did not come III contact with enemy. Enemy composed of Free State Boers and many Cape Dutch Rebels. January znd. Kuruman, Griqualand, which has been held by small force of Police since commencement of the war, captured by the Boers. 120 prisoners taken. January 3rd. Colonel Pilcher withdrew from Douglas, taking with him all loyal inhabitants, conveying them safely to Belmont. January 4th to 7th. No movements. Jq.onary 8th. General Babington, with 9th and r ath Lancers, G 'Battery, R.H.A., Victorian Mounted Rifles, from Belmont, moved from Modder River and reconnoitred into Free State for a distance of twenty miles, returning on r rth by Graspan and Belmont. Several farms burnt, no enemy seen. At the same time, part of the Klokfontein and Honey's Nest Kloof garrison, under Major Byrne, penetrated to within four miles of Jacobsdal, while Colonel Pilcher, from Belmont, moved parallel and to the south of General Babington's force. January 9th to 15th. No important movements. Modder River in Hood. January r Gth. Lord Methuen made a demonstration against enemy's left flank. Boers position shelled for some hours, no reply. January 17th. Second reconnaissance-no casualties. Kimberley bombarded. January 19th. Mufeking. 98th day of siege-no change. 30-pr. gun manufactured by De Beer's Co., christened Long Cecil. January zoth. Reported that Plumer with armoured train is at Gaberones. Heliographic communication established between Honey Nest Kloof and Kimberley-all well. January 23rd. Kimberley heavily bombarded from north, south, and east-little damage. January 25th. Colonel Plumer's force encountered Boers at Crocodile Ponds. Boers driven out of their position, but return reinforced and British forced to withdraw. Jannary 26th. Kimberley heavily shelled, especially hospital. IlI.-NORTHERN PART OF CAPE COLONY. December 30th. Sharp encounter near Dordrecht; Lieutenant Montgomery with small reconnoitring force of mounted men attacked by Boers. Lieutenant Turner and 27 men were cut off, held out all night, relieved the following day. Jannary 1St. General French, who had advanced to Rensburg on December 30th with rst Suffolk and half Berks Regiment, 80 Mounted Infantry, r st Batt. R.H.A. and 4th R.F.A., and Remmington's Scouts, attacked the Boers near Colesburg, surrounded them and drove them back, threatening their communications with the Orange Free State. Casualties, 5 killed and 24 wounded. Fighting continued on znd and 3rd. January 3rd. Attack upon police post at Molteno by Boers, with two guns. Post reinforced from Bushman'S Hock, and later by Gen. Gatacre. Enemy defeated and driven off. British casualties nil. January 4th. Boers holding Colesburg, reinforced from Orange Free State, endeavoured to turn French's flank; beaten off with considerable loss, including two Field Cornets and one gun. Casualtiesone officer (Major Harvey, loth Hussars) killed, two officers five men wounded. January 6th. On night of 5th-6th, four companies of Suffolks attempted to surprise Boers on kopje. Attack failed, Lieut.-Colonel Watson, commanding Suffolks, killed. Order for retirement given (said to be by the enemy), with the result that part of the Suffolks retreated, remainder, numbering seven officers and ISO men taken prisoners. January 8th. Strong reconnaissance made by Gatacre towards Stormberg. Large supplies of food stuff destroyed at Molteno flour mills. Since then no important news. January 26th. General Kelly-Kenny has occupied Thebus, a station between Steynsberg and Rosmead, and hopes to join with Gatacre who is being strongly reinforced. Total losses up to 27th January. Officers-killed 125, wounded 360, missing 109; N.C.O.'s and men-killed 1,229, wounded 5,022, missing 2,336. Total 9, missing at Nicholson's Nek, and 391 men who had died from disease; adding these figures, the total is 9,869,

6 18 THE GLOBE AND LAUREL D MODDERRIVER CAMP, aznd December, 1899 EAR Sir.--Knowing that your readers will be interested with an account of the doing. of the Royal Marines landed for active service in South Africa, I am sending you a diary of the principal events. Friday, Oct. 20th. A Marine Battalion from H.M:.S.'s DOI is, Tel'rible, Powerful, and Monarch, landed at Simons Town as escort to two 12-pr. guns, under the command of Major Plumbe, R.M.L.I., with Captain Marchant, R.M.L.I., as Adjutant, and Captain Mullins, R.M.L.I., as Quarter-Master, (and a very good one too!) Captain Senior, R.M.A., in command of A Company, consisting of R.M.A. from Monarch. and Powerful, Lieut. Jones, R.M.L.I., in command of B Coy., consisting of red marines of Monarch and Doris, Lieut. Saunders, C Coy., with red marines of Powerful, Capt. Mullins and Lieut. Laurie D Coy., with red marines of Terrible. The whole Naval Brigade which had two rz-pounders was under the command of Commander Ethelston, H.M.S. Powerful, Midshipman Wardle, H.M.S. Doris, acted as A.D.C. to O.C., R.M. Before entraining, the Brigade was drawn up in the Dockyard, and the Commander-in-Chief, Rear Admiral Sir Robert Harris, bid good-bye to Commander Ethelston, officers, and men of the Naval Brigade. The total number landed was 343, cf which 260 were marines. The destination of the Brigade was Stormberg, and it left Simons Town Station at 4 p.m. amidst much enthusiasm. Sunday, Oct. 22nd. Arrived at Stormberg 6.30 p.m. All necessary preparations for the safety of the train had been taken, the Commander travelling on the engine for part of the journey; consequently, no event of any importance occurred en route. We found half a battalion Berkshire Regiment there, the linked battalion of our friends of McNeille's zareba. The Brigade detrained and pitched tents. Monday, Oct. 23rd. Paraded 4.30 a.m. and prepared to settle down. Officers and men had first wash since leaving ship. From Tuesday, Oct. 24th to Thursday, Nov. 211d. At Stormberg-We carried out very important military works-digging entrenchments, manning the forts, moving the guns by means of mules, putting out outposts, and altogether having a pretty hard time; the officer on duty going round the outposts having a good three hours walk. On Nov. and we were ordered to entrain again at Stormberg Station, and our disappointment was great when we found that we had orders to evacuate Stormberg, which is now held by the enemy, and to proceed to Queenstown. Thursday, Nov. 211d. Arrived at Queenstown 6 p.m., a great crowd meeting us at the station. Marched up to the Camp, 1~ miles from the station, and pitched tents. Thursday, Nov. 2nd to Friday, Nov. 17th. At Queenstown. Drilled and dug redoubts and went to church. On the 17th, a telegram arrived ordering all officers and men back to their ships, and naturally causing much disappointment, especially as men were getting in very good fettle, and keen as mustard to meet the enemy; and we had to leave the two rz-pounders behind in charge of a R.A. officer. Martial law was put into force at Queenstown the day we left. We entrained. and arrived at East London 3 p.m., and embarked on board the Roslin Castle at 6.30 p.m. with the exception of Captain Mullins, Lieut. Laurie, and the marines of H.M.S. Terrible, who proceeded to Durban where the ship was stationed, while at Stormberg and Queenstown the staff of the R.M. Battalion was as follows :_ Sergt.-Major-Clr.-Sergt. Dyson. R.M.A., of Monarch; Qr.-Mr.-Sergt. -Sergt. Peck, R.M.L.I., of Terrible ; Pioneer-Sergt.-Sergt. Roper, R.M.L.l., of Terrible; Cook-Sergt.-Sergt. Skinner, R.M.L.I., of Potnerful ; Provost-Sergt.-Sergt. Leach, R.M.L.I., of Monarch ; Company-Sergts.-A Coy., Sergt. Gill, R.M.A., Monarch, B Coy., Sergt. Greenfield, R.M.L.I., Doris, C Coy., Sergt. Churchman, R.M.L.I., Powerful, D Coy., Sergt. York, R.M.L.I., Terrible. Sunday, Nov. 19th, On arriving in Simons Bay we were surprised to see men dressed in kharki parading on the quarter-deck of H.M.S. Doris, and it was with the greatest pleasure that we received a signal to say that the Naval Brigade had been reconstructed under the command of Captain Prothero, Flag-Captain of H.M.S. Doris, and was to proceed to join Lord Methuen's force at Orange River. The original Brigade was reinforced by four rz-pounders. some midshipmen, and about 150 bluejackets. We entrained again at Simons Town and left at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20th. After leaving Beaufort West Station the train stopped, and an officer in command of the train in front came back to say that there had been an accident, and that his train was derailed. Captain Prothero then ordered all guns, ammunition, etc., to be shifted into a train in fron t of the derailed one, which took five hou r'i-' from 9 p.m. to 2.15 a.m. We were greatly assisted in doing this by the officers and men of the South African Light Horse. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 22nd and 23rd. Detrained at Witteputs and started marching at 7 p.m. Marched till p.m. when we lay down by the railway, starting again at 2.30 a.m. so as to start with the column which was to leave about 3.30 a.m. to attack the enemy's position at Belmont. We fired about thirteen rounds at the enemy doing considerable damage, and returned to camp. No casualties. Friday, Nov. 24th. Officers and men had a well earned rest till the evening, when the guns were entrained for Graspan. Saturday, Nov. 25th, Started at 4-45 a.m. and detrained guns at 6 a.m. at Graspan, where we saw enemy in very strong position on three kopjes, one in rear of the other. The marines, with one company of 50 bluejackets, were put in the firing line, with the Yorkshire L.I., Northamptons, and 5th Fusiliers in support; they extended at about 5000 yards from the position, to twelve paces, meanwhile the artillery were shelling the enemy from our right. At about 900 yards the enemy opened rifle fire; we advanced by rushes of about 50 yards and returned their fire at 600. As well as receiving the ernemy's fire in front, we were enfiladed from a kopje on our left. The men fell quickly after the first rush, Captain Senior, R.M.A., being killed in the second rush, and Major Plumbe in the last rush before reaching the foot of the kopje, just as he had stood up to give the signal to advance. When we reached the foot of the kopje we were in comparative safety, ont of sight of the enemy. Our men then rushed the position with fixed bayonets, but by the time they reached the top of the kopje, all the Boers had fled in carts or on horseback, carrying their, dead and wounded with them; only three dead Boers and one wounded were fonnd on the top. In addition to Major Plumbe and Captain Senior being killed, Lieut. Jones was wounded in the hip, but got up again and went right up to the top-bullet and all. Captain Marchant and Lieut. Saunders were the only two marine officers not wounded; though Saunders had three very narrow escapes, one bullet striking his pocket book, one his revolver ammunition pouch, and one the magazine of his rifle. The loss amongst our men was terrible, out of about 180 marines who started in the firing line, 87 were killed and wounded - eight killed, 79 wounded. Some of the wonnded, I am sorry to say, died of their wounds, and a good many of them have already returned to duty. The Sergt.-Major-Clr.-Sergt. Dyson, R.M.A., was wounded in the foot, but we hear he is doing well. Of the Naval Company, Captain Prothero was wounded in the shoulder, and Commander Ethelston killed; Midshipman Huddart was wounded in two places, but still went on till a third bullet stopped him, and he died of his wounds that night. Two bluejackets were killed and many wounded. The officers and men at the guns were having a very warm time too; as they got up to within 2800 yards of the enemy, the Boers managed to get the range ancl burst shrapnel all round them, wounding a great many of the gun's crew. Lieut. Jones, R.M.L.I., has been recommended for conspicuous gallantry. Sunday Nov. 26th. Buried Commander Ethelston, H..N., Major Plumbe, H..M.L.I., and Capt. Senior, R.M.A. close to Enslin Station and erected a wooden cross in memory of them. Monday, Nov. 271h. The Naval Brigade put under the command of Major Marchant, R.M.L.I. (a great honour-when was this last done?) he having been promoted to the rank of Major by the Commander-in- Chief, Simons Town. Marines and gnns proceeded by train to Klokfontein where we encamped for the night. Tuesday, Nov. 28th. Entrained at 5 a.m. and started along the line. Fighting commenced at 5.30 a.m. The guns were detrained and got into a position on the left of the railway, the marines acting as escort. The enemy never found the range of our guns accnrately, the shells bursting either over our heads or short. Firing continued til! 8 p.m., when the enemy were shelled out of the position and retreated. All the troops were too tired to follow up their success; we had no casualties. We slept on the battle-field that night.

7 CORPS GAZETTE. tpromotiot\(). Jtppointm~nt(). The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have been pleased to notify that the name of Major W. P. Drury, RM.L.I., is to be favourably noted for good services while in command of the Royal Marines in Crete in The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have also been pleased to approve of a step in rank being granted to the following N.C. officers of the Royal Marines for services performed in Crete, such promotion not to interfere with the interests of serving N.C. officers who have passed and are waiting their turn for advancement, but to be borne extra in the ranks to which they are advanced until their turn comes for absorption: - R.M.A./I304 Sergt. J. Bishop; PO./32IO Sergt. G. A. Nurse and Po./6355 Corpl. H. Best. The two Sergeants to be promoted to the rank of Color-Sergeant, the Corporal to that of Sergeant, 19th January. Clr.-Sergt. Bishop, RM.A., will complete his period of employment on the London Recruiting Service as a special case. The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have been pleased to approve of the promotion of Col. znd Commandant Herbert St. G. Schomberg, C.B., RM.L.I., to be Col.-Commandant at the Chatham DiviSion, Royal Marines, from the 30th Dec., 1899, in the vacancy caused by the death of Col.-Commandant F. V. G. Bird. EASTNEY To be COlor-Sergeallts-Sergts. C. A. Weatherley, , Chas. _ Clark, , Robt. Boyd, To be Sergeants-Corpls. J. G. Gilmore, , W. J. Coen, o , H. A. Clarke, , Arthur Kendall, be Corporals-Brs. Tom England, , W. A. Allport, , Wm. Thomson, To be Bomba, diers-gnrs. T. W. Clavell, , A. E. Hobbs, _ , E. D. Fry, To be Paid Lance-Sergeants-Corpls. W. Priddy, Br. H. Robinson on appointment as znd Class Infantry Instructors. To be Paid Acting Bombardier-Gnr. Geo. Hughes. CHATHAM_ To be Color-Sergeant-Sergt. To be Sergeant-Lce.-Sergt. To be Corporal-Lce.-Corpl. PORTSMOUTH_ J. Ryder. C. White. F. L. Cuell. To be S.,,!;eant-Lce.-Sergt. J. H. Jevon, r Sth Jan.; Corpl. F. H. Crafts (Alexandra). To be Corporals-Lce.-Corpls. H. T. Lye (O, lando), loth Nov., A. J. Rogers (Endymion), rsth Jan., J. U. Astridge (Resolution), rsth Jan., Godden and G. Cooper (Duke of Wellington). PLYMOUTH_ To be Color-Ser,!;eant-Sergt. D. Howe, 16th Jan., To be Sergeant-Corpl. J. Parish (Nile), rfith Jan., To be COl'poral--Pte. F. Marsh (Arrogant), 16th Jan., ~ommia()ion(). The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have been pleased to approve of the undermentioned gentlemen, who competed at the recent examination for admission to the Royal Military College, being selected to receive commissions in the R.M.L.1. as znd Lieutenants, from 1St January, 1900 :-Mr. Ernest Frederick Powys Sketchley, Mr. Anthony Mead, Mr. Edward Hale Lewin, Mr. Harold Evelyn Gillespie, Mr. James Alured Faunce Ozanne, Mr. Robert Gordon, Mr. Cuthbert Williams, Mr. Edward Percy Hamilton Pardoe, Mr. Henry Basil Inman, Mr. John Wansey Snepp, Mr. Frank Lovell Haslewood, Mr. John Evelyn Leonard Wilton, Mr. George Duberley, Mr. Bertram Frederick Ferguson, Mr. Alfred William Delves-Broughton. The appointment of Messrs. Mead, Ozanne, Williams, and Wilton are conditional on their attaining the necessary standard of weight before passing out of the RN. College. The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have been pleased to approve of the following appointments :- Lt.-Col. C. J. Cheetham as Recruiting Staff Officer, 1St Class, Birmingham, being extended for a period of two years from the 1St July, The services of Captain H. D. Palmer RM.L.I., to be placed at the disposal of the Egyptian Government for employment with the Egyptian Army. Capt. Tupman to be Adjutant at Depot. Captain E. H. Orlebar, RM. L.I., has been selected for the appointment of Adjutant of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion the Welsh Regiment. Major F. J. Raitt, RM.L.I., has been appointed Superintendent of Gymnasia, Southern District. Captain F. C. Edwards, RM.L.I., has been selected for the appointment of Superintendent of Gymnasia at Gibraltar, vice Capt. Chown, R.M.L.I. Lntelligence Department-Lieut. P. Molloy, RM.L.I., having been selected for service in H.M.S. Glory on that ship commissioning, with a view to his also performing the duties of Intelligence Officer on board. The following officers have been selected for special employment on special service in South Africa: Lt.-Col. Leefe, Capt. Barnes, Capt. Cottingham, RM.A., and Lt.-Cols. Adair, Evans and Onslow, Majors Money and White, Capts. Hutchison and Howard, RM.L.I. Lt.-Cols. will be graded A.A.G's., and Majors and Captains as D.A.A.G's. These officers sailed on board the transport Canada, Saturday, 3rd inst. Lieuts. Jones and Nelson have also been selected to serve with regiments in S outh Africa. EASTNEY- Sergt. W. Chester to Staff-Sergt.-Instructor, at 6d. per diem. Clr.-Sergt. C. A. Weathetley to Coxswain of Steam Pinnace. Sergt. Deacon to Mess Sergeant, Officers' Mess. Clr.-Sergt. Stevenson to Steward, Beer Canteen. Sergt. H. Boffey to 1St Class Infantry Instructor. Clr.-Sergt. Timpson, Temporary Instructor of Musketry, at rod. Sergt. F. Crilley to Swimming Instructor. Br. G. Harrington, Probationary Clerk, Staff Office. CHATHAM- Corpl. D. Willsher to be Supernumerary Clerk, Staff Office. Sergt. M. J. Mahoney to Sergt.-Instructor of Gunnery, at r rd. Sergt. W. Bridgman to Sergt.vl nstructor of Gunnery, at 6d. Pte. E. A. Byrnaud to Lce.-Corporal (paid) and Staff Officer's Orderly. Pte. H. Doherty to Probationary Clerk, Staff Office. Pte. T. Ward to be Lce.-Corporal (paid) and Coy. Orderly of E Coy. Pte. G. S McCracken to be Lce.-Corporal (paid), as Assistant Armourer at Gun Battery. PORTSMOUTH- Lce.-Sergt. A. Levett and Corpl. C. H. Field to be Paid Lce.-Sergts. Clr.-Sergt. A. Tuffin to be Acting Sergeant-Major at Browndown. Sergts. F. E. Benham and J. H. Jevon to be znd and 3rd Clerks, Staff Office, respectively. Sergt. J. R Anderson to be Sergeant in charge of Artificers. Corpl. G. Burt to be Probationary Clerk, Pay Office. Corpi. McVea to be 4th Clerk, Staff Office. Ptes. W. Taylor and C. Ball to be employed on Divisional Boat's Crew. Pte. E. Higgs to be Paid Lance-Corporal and Garrison Orderly. Pte. C. H. Jacobs to be Lance-Corporal and Artificer in Gun Battery. PLYMOUTH- Clr.-Sergt. A. Kingdon to be employed in the Shooting Gallery. Pte. F. Holloway to be Paid Lance-Corporal for Gate Duty at Fort Stamford. Ptes. F. Garbe and A. Pratt to be Paid Lance-Corporals. Pte. H. Mahoney to be Lce.-Corporal and Orderly Corpl. of C Coy. Pte. F. Rudge to be Lce.-Corporal and Orderly Corporal of D Coy. Lce.-Corpl. C. Playford to be Probationary Clerk, Staff Office. Corpl. D. Campbell to be Paid School Assistant.

8 CORPS Lce.-Corpl. W. Stewart to be Orderly Corporal of G Coy. Pte. L. Hatcher to be Paid Lce.-Corporal. DEPOT- Sergt. T. Sillitoe appointed Canteen Sergeant..E:ASTNEY- Clrv-Sergts. F: W. Eagle. A. G. Bobbett; Gnr. A. Ball. CHATHAM- Ptes. W. Dickens, D. McDonald, A. Tapster. PORTSMOUTH- Mus. W. H. Parkes; Sergts. G. Ti mbury. H. Carter; Ptes. G. Barker. P. Philbin, H. Lester. PLYMOUTH- Clr.-Sergts. Tucker and W. Soper; Ptes. Lane, Phillips, Grady, and Neeve. DEPOT- Pte. A. Read. EASTNEY- Gnrs. G. H. Teague, Jos. Clark, G. Maiers, H. 1<. Carter. hcuatided-s-gn«. T. G. Silvester. PUl'citase-Gnrs. H. E. Chalk, H. J. Edwards, Paul Howard. CHATHAM- Ptes. A. Jordan, W. J. Knell, E. Parson, H. Lilley, J. Whittaker, F. French, W. Goble, J. Taylor, J. Giles, A. W. Hulkin, H. Watson, F. W. Fowler, E. Jones, F. J. S. Harper. PORTSMOUTH- Ptes. E. Hobbs, C. Holt, Ch. Pidgeon, J. F. 'Barker, H. Brooks, J. Bundy. W. C. Sponsford. By Purchase-Ptes. T. M. Gladdish, H. D. Herring. Invalided-Ptes. J. B. Goodall, E. H. Jackson, A. Peck, J. E. Austin, G. R. Walker, G. H. Clark. Dead-Ptes. J. Bennett, T. G. Gauntlett, H. T. Cartwright, F. Pettifer, T. Baker. PLYMOUTH- 12 Years--Ptes. Adams, Shore, and Frampton. Invalided-Ptes. Curren, Watson, Rule, Price, Goodman, Oliver, and Stewart. Purchased-Ptes. Stanford and Bailey. CHATHAM- To 1st V.B. Nortluunptonsliire Negil1!mt-Clr.-Sergl. H. A. Holloway. 5th B"u. Lancashire Fusilicrs=-Eetgts: F. C. White and C. Murphy. Selected for Hong gong Police-Ptes. W. F. Blackman, C. F. Avis, J. H. C. Taylor, J. E. New, G. Jackson, W. S. Hudson, F. Appleton, A. Floyd, J. H. Clemson. l:'ortsmouth- To Cliatluun Division=-Ptes: R. Edwards. J H. C. Figg. To Plymouth Division-Ptes. C. Avery, H. B. Jones, T. Titley. To R.N. as Ship's Curpaml-Corpl. A. J. Rogers. To R N. as Pllinter-Pte. G. H. Woods. To R.N. (IS Cuo"'s Mate-Pte. H. J. Hill. To li.n. as Shoemaker -Pte. G. W. Martin. PLYMOUTH- To the Ranks-Buglers Chard, Turner, and Robinson. CHATHAM- Sergt. I-I. Andrews, 4th; Sergt. W. Tbompson, -1 tb; Sergt. L. Carter, 4th; Corpl. F. Oliver, 4th; Sergt. C. Mattin, 3rd; Q M.S.-Instructor A. G. Kay, 3rd; Corpl. J. H. Plurnner, znd : Corpl. H. S. Ladd, znd : Lce.-Corpl. W. H. Ford, 1St; Ptes. [-I. Osborne, 3rd; W. J. Knell, 3rd: R. G. Hale, rst ; A. W. Hicklin, 3rd; W. Poole, and : S. Goodchild, 1St; A. J. Palmer, znd : E. Norman, 3rd; G. Taylor, 4th; J. C. Harper, 3rd; Lce.-Corpl. G. E. Ashforth, znd. POIGSMOUTH- Sergts. J. W. Blackwell, 3rd; J. H. Southwell, 4th; A. J. Whistler, 3rd; W. Lawrence, 5th; J. M. Parrott, jrd : Ptes. J. Blake, A. C. Fox, Lce.-Corpls. A. Barker, zud : G. Barker, 5th; J. H.. Stevens, rst ; Pte. Jas. Palmer, 4th; F. F. Whitaker, 5th; Mus. H. Cook, 4th; Ptes. F. Messer, 4th; J. Bush, and ; G. R Walker, znd : G. T. Oates, znd : J. J. Smith, rst : F. W. Rivers, 2nd; E. Davey, 1St (restored). PLYMOUTH- Clr.-Sergt. Tucker, Corpl. Greasley, and Pte. Lane, 5th; Pres. Allott and Nixon, 4th; Lce.-Corpl. Knight, Ptes Thompson, Whiteway, Shore, and Anderson, 3rd; Ptes. Daniels, Johnson, and Luxton, znd : Ptes. Brown, Mitchell, Court, Evans, Angus, and Durant, rst DEPOT- Sergt. Cunningham, 4th; Lce.-Sergt. Parnell, znd : Corpl. E. W. Haynes, zud : Pte. Best, znd. EASTNEY- Medals for the Soudan have been received for the underrnentioned Officers and N.C. Officers, at present serving at Headquarters, and were presented by the Colonel-Commandant after church on Sunday, zrst January, 1900 :-Major Slessor, Captain Oldfield, Q.M.S. E. W. Prior, Clr.-Sergts. F. Jenvey, H. E. Gregg, Sergts. J. Harris, S. T. Mathieson, W. Rogerson, G. T. Manly, E. G. T. Tims. The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have been pleased to award Col.-Commandant W. P. Wright, Assistant Adjutant-General, Royal Marines, the Good Service Pension of 150 a year, in the vacancy created by the death of Col.-Commandant F. V. G. Bird, R.M.L.I., on the 29th December, An exchange on the Officers' General Foreign Service Roster has been sanctioned between Capt. R. L. Bayliff, R. M.L.I., and Capt. A. E. Rombulow-Pearse, RM.L.I. Major Charles Clarke, R.M.L.I., Revenge, to be transferred to Rnniilties, and Capt. Richard H. J. Meister, H..M.L.I., Raniitlies, to be transferred to Revenge. S~"mil\"tiol\6. Subjects (C!)and (b) for promotion-lieuts. R. H. Darwell, B. N. Elliott, E. F. Trew, H. G. B. Armstrong, Capt. F. R Boyle. EASTNEY- Sergt. T. W. Chambers to Cambridge. Sergt. P. McDonald from Cambridge. PLYMOUTH- Sergt. Spurrell to Exeter. SmS"dt~~. Lient. H. W. Selby Lowndes, R.M.L.I., to Hibernia; Capt. S. W. R Dalton, H..M.L.I., to Hibel'lliC!; Lieu!. F. H. Cox, RM.L.I., Vivid; Lieut. R H Dar'\'ell, R.M.L.I., to PriMe George.

9 CORPS GAZE1'~1'E. FIWM EASTNEY-,tht-Corpls. R J. CoHip, H. Thorogood; Gnrs. S. Sidebottom, W. H. Wright. J. Runagall, E. J. Nichol, F. C. Williams. ]. Harrington, F. Rowe, L. Lewins, R. Stone, A. Weir, F. P. Sheldon, W. Bareham, E. F. Perry. liowe-sergt. 1. A.' Wheaton; Gnrs. A. L. Bishop, 1. J. Davies, J. ~1ch,.C. G. Bishop, H. Lucas, H. R Collings, J. T. Cook, F. A. Crosb1e, D. C. Wright, J. H. Harris, E. J. Reynolds, W. ]. Harchng. Majeslic-Gnrs. G. Freed, J. Cassidy, W. J. Lovatt, G. Allen, W. Slater, T. Caston, F. Adams, E. Dudley, E. A. Blackman, E. J. Ho1l0way. Resolutiou_J. C. Simmonds, H. E. Roberts, C. H. Topham, Albert Barter, H. E. Mullett. J11' ars-i ] lj.. Jest, W. A. Gurney, A. E. E. Orman, C. F. Bousher, J. Bartlett, E. L. Birch, J. H. Bull. P1'/.nceGeul'ge-Gnrs. C. J. Richardson, F. J. Flack, W. G. Berry, R. Milton, B. Keywood, J. T. Nash. NIle-Bugler H. \V. Cansdale; Gnrs. A Fry, E. Love, E. G. Saunders, At ]. H. French, C. Bacon ' W.. G Chubb,. A Flecknor,. G A. Allen. S exaudl t<-sergt. G. [enkins : Gnr. T. Roberts.. alts Pareil--Gnr. A. H. Plumridge. Bcn/iOW-Gnr. F. P. Pearson. Colossus-.Bugler A. E. Jerrard. R~lilties-Sergts. W. Harper, A. G. Pain; Corpl. A. Bawden; Rugler W. F. Carey; Gnrs. W. S. Jackson, W. Hunter, C. obtnson, J. McCarthy, W. Payne, E. W. Austin, J. Cobden, A. Johnston, A. Linham, W. J. Lothian, A. E. Chave, W. H. ~have, C. W. S. Lewis, A. H. Greenwood, W. G. Collis, H. C. utcher, G. B. Bridle, D. F. Williams, H. Simpson, G. Broune, ~. Mcl<. Grieve, W. H. Thorn back, J. Hedderwick, H. T. Bright, 1,. Byles, T. Hendly, H. Stevenson, W. Olive, A. Barton, E. Day, 11G. Grist, F. E. Stainfield, H. Field.. l~~uljicent_gnrs. C. A. Richards, H. B. White, F. Hollingsworth, ~ ~easeman, A. ~arsball, F. Geary, A. Paterson, H. Taylor, B. F. Wallace, J. E. Drabble, H. Maxwell, G. Richardson, A. E. elson, H. G. Lincoln, W. R. Woodward, J. C. Spence, F. Peck, A. Lavender FROM CHAT~AM- Gauges_Pte. F. W. Willis. Gatatea-_Pte. W. H. Eaton. ]ut:ter-ptes. "' J. Birch, J. H. M.orns,. J. W aiker, B. S' rmms, W. E<. ewton, C. Eatherington. ~eipomene_pte. C. Hall. p eclusa_pte. C. Evans. ;l1tce Geol ge-pte. T. Smith. ortha"lpton_pte. J. C. Shorter. Pomone_Pte. R. H. Newman. Pe~bYOhC-Lce.-Sergt. E. E. Stanley;. Bugler E. T. Potts; Ptes. W Kemp, E. Bourl:e, A. Kent, C. Wright, S.Eoberts, W. Bowsher, W Sparkes, A. Nicholson, A. om, E. QUll1l1,F. S. Wentworth,. SkInner, W. J. Hayward, H. Farthing, W. May, G. Pike, ]. II. Squires. Repl/lse-Bugler W. J. Clewer ; Ptes. D. J. Bannerman, R G. Hill, S ]. C. L. Bowen, F. G. Baker. /hinx_pte. G. T. Chapple. ~'l1ls PareU-Ptes. T. Cooper, W. Masters. Severn-Pte. J. Stansfield. PeedY-Corpl. F. P. Smith; Ptes. W. H. Dixon, H. ]. Eccles, A. E. Morris, J. Trish W. ltdjil e-corpl. W. T. Palmer; Ptes. G. W. Abbott, G. F. Houghton, 111 FG].. oyner, RWU'.. nw1l1. agdala-sergt. W, Shoesmith, Ptes. G. Jerrold, S. C. Clark, G. Bowles, C. Pilgrim, J. Turpin. AUStl'alia_Corpl. J. M. E. Teush, Ptes. J. Gilson, L. A. Godley, A A. Brown, O. A. Maxwell, F. H. Pocock, F. Bruford. Blexandra-Ptes. E. Cole, H. G. Pitman, H. J. Sloper. OScawen_Pte. H. Lansdall. Curaqoa_Pte. F. C. Banks. C l!sar_pte. T. G. Dixon. Duke of Wellington-Ptes. W. H. Futcher, H. S. Turner, A. Plant, S. C. Alsford, S. Kentfield, E. W. Bundy, A. Tilling, G. H. Woodford, J. Carter, A. E. Kirton, W. F. Cursons, C. C. Burne. Esk-Corpl. F. Mason. Em opa-ptes. F. O. Botterill, W. W. Scull, W. Heard, H. Beven, Bugler F. Selway. Excellent-Ptes. J. Cleeve, W. E. Parker. H","'ibal-Ptes. G. S. Gilbert, W. Coster, B. Chalk. Hibeniiic=Sexgi. H. E. C. Sommers; Corpls. F. Armstrong, J. Parvin, Pte. D. McIlveen. Isis-Pte. T. Wiggins. Majestic-Ptes. H.. Johnson, W. E. Jay, B. J. T. Fitzgerald, T. C Moore, W. Hanson, H. J. Wallis, J. G. Stirrat, E. E. Kebblethwaite, R. Hardy. Minotaur=-Pi». F. J. Ansty. MMs-Bugler A. Mears; Ptes. H. G. Matthews, E. W. Howes, E. L. Hallford,. W. Johnson, T. A. Wale. Osborne-Pte. A. Moores. Prince Gcorge-Pte. C. Frankham, A. E. Mingay, T. Cowdery. Ranntties-s-Sexg«. T. Kent; Corpls. W. J. Sida, W. Peters; Ptes. E. C. Wood, J. L. Peel, J. O. Bullen, D. Hartwell, H. A. Cox, H. E. Twiggs, T. Littlebay, W. Goring, J. Clarke, H. Stemp, C. Taylor, G. Gray, H. Rudgely, H. Moore, G. Butler, W. Bullock, M. Robinson, G. Saunders, J. H. Bloom, W. J. May, W. G. Coles, W. Stares, T. H. W. Rea, T. A. Savory, W. West, C. Abbott, J. G. Mead, H. Griffiths, P. E. Grist, W. A. Gamble, F. Freeland, C. Thorne, H. Harris, W. E. Campion, W. E. Brown, H. C. Bryan. F. Harris, E. H. Warner. Resollltion-Bugier J. D. Hartopp, Ptes. J.]. Hardman, P. Browne, J. McLeod. St. Vincent- Ptes. H. Bass, G. Nichols. Tl'afrllgal - Pte. L. Clark. Theseus-Pte. C. Morris. Vemon-Pte. Hen. Davis. 1CROM PORTSMOUTH- FROM PLYMOUTH- Atbacore=Pte. Lang. A l"r0i<ant-ptes. Dring, Smith, Manley, Black, Barnes, Sands, Holmes, Berry, Gardner, Quail and Ridout. Brittania=Pie, Vance. Call1bridge-Lce.-Corpl. Reading; Ptes. Wilson, Shipley, and Sillence. Cu1'<tpa-Pte. Yeo. Howe-Ptes. Harvey and Hayward. Lion- Clr.-Sergl. Bunn, Ptes. Worth, Down, Fell, Davies, and Singleton. Magnificent-Ptes. McPherson, Vanstone, Beatty, Moss, Noble, Higgins, Keane, Batty, Head, Baxter and Attenborough. Nile-Ptes. Smart, Cann, Merrick and Walsh. TO EASTNEY- CmsM-Capt. W. ]. Whiffen : Gnr. J. F. Eastman. TO CHATl-IAM- Alarm=-P:«, W. McGuire. Anson -Pte. W. G. Cooper. Barflcnr-Pte. S. M. Drew. BuscawC/l-Ptes. J. Lammin, G. Turncock. C"lcdonia-Pte. J. H. Cross. Chw"pion- J. Colbourne. Gala.tea-Corpl. R. Walker; Pte. T. Ward. Hibernia-Corpl. W. Gaskill. Isis-Pte. J. Gapes. Jupiter-Pte. L. Gamble. Leander-Pte. C. R. Chadwick. Medusa-Pte. W. Thompson. Northampton-Ptes. J. Whitecross, J. Woolford, E. Unwin, W. Wenham. Pactollts-Pte. G. Beck. Polyphcl,,"s-Corpl. J. Bourner; Ptes. \V. Cummings, W. Fuller, J. F. Scott, S. Earle, F. J. Feast, J. Connor.

10 CORPS GAZETTE. Pembroke-Ptes. W. H. Burrett, J. Bowe, W. C. Hamilton, H. H. Sprat, W. Sallows, C. Wray, J. Giles, G. S. Huggett, A. Masters, A. Thackeray, T. Turner. Revenge-Ptes. G. Shaw, W. Partlett, P. Golding, P. F. Gurter, W. Weil, G. H. Walton, E. Barrett, E. Beedell, J. V. Meadows, E. Hulbert, R. J. Crouch, J. H. Scott. Royal Sovereign-Pte. G. Matthews. ReJmlse-Pte. F. Goodair. Severn-Pte. A. Scinden. Sans Pareil-Pte. F. French. Torch-Pte. A. W. Hicklin. Theseus-Pte. J. Butcher. Wildfire-Corpls. F. W. Hammond, W. T. Palmer, H. J. Smith, W A. Young; Ptes. J. J. Eve, T. H. Payne, E. Tapps, A. J. Shoulders, W. Budd, J. Groombridge, W. Lurey, F. H. Smith, J. Fredds, G..H. White, R. West, W. Hearn, J. Paul, G. F. Houghton, F. Ticchi, G. Mason, H. Aston, J. Morris, G. F. Cliffe, J. Austin, W. T. Cox, W. Bennett, B. W. Charlton, A. H. Bray. TO Alexandra-Ptes. T..H. W. Rea, G. H. Woods. Australia-Corpl. A. J. Rogers; Ptes. G. Lloyd, P. E. Perry, E. H. Howard, W. J. Pratt. Calliope-Pte. E. W. J. Chislett. Duke of Wellin,R'ton-Clr.-Sergt. F. J. Willcox; Ptes. T. Wiggins, H. Davis, L. A. Godley, H. Rudgley, G. Butler, C. Morris, G. Cairns, C. Ball, W. Taylor. Excelleut-Ptes. H. Moore, F. J. Harknett. Hanltibal-Ptes. J. Bunday, A. E. Mingay. Impregnable-Pte. G. Saunders. Mars-Bugler A. E. Perry; Ptes. H. Wells, A. Tilling, H. J. Hill. Minotaur-Ptes. J. T. Fitzgerald, E. Cole, P. Philbin. :lfajestic-ptes. W. E. Parker, G. Gray, E. Higgs, S. C. Alsford, A. Plant, G. F. Angel, H. Lansdall, H. S. Turner, D. Hartwell. Prince George-Ptes. W. M. Provis, H. Lee, S. J. Herrington, R. Smith. Porpoise-Pte. H. Brooks. Resolution-Ptes. F. Haines, E. D. Bundy, G. Drake, C. Taylor. Ramillies-Pte. J. Smith. Royal Sovereign-Pte. T. Kemp. St. George-Pte. W. West. St. Vincent-Pte. G. W. Martin. Sparrow-Pte. J. E. G. Holland. Trafalgar-Pte. Wm. Tooke. Terror-Sergt. J. Hughes; Corpls. C. Mayes, E. Braiden; Ptes. H. Brady, H. W. Clarke, A. T. Painter, H. Hastings, E. L. Holden. Vernon-Pte. J. H. Bloom. TO Wallaroo-Pte. PORTSMOUTH- PLYMOUTH- J. F. Barker. Arrogant-Corpl. Payne; Ptes. Williamson, Lofts, Stone, Slocombe, Hill, Best, Durrant, Farewell, Miles, Twaddle, and Wallace. Australia-Pte. Tredgett. Brita1tnia--Pte. Miller. Cambridge-Corpl. Fisher; Ptes. Webber, Mills, and Haines. Colossus-Bugler Northcott; Pte. Smith. Cruiser-Bugler Ralph. C"ra~oa-Ptes. Riches. Halcyon-Sergt. Franks. Illustrious-Pte. Bull. Katoomba-Co rpls. Goodyear and Rattle. Lion-Clr.-Sergt. Shapland; Ptes. Marks, Spicer, and Adams. Mag~tificC1tt-Ptes. Clark, Barter, Horsfield, Gilroy, Sturdy, Bryan, Dickson, Burton, Beales, and Milsom. Mildura-Clr.-Sergt. Soper; Bugler Grace. Nile-Ptes. Gregory, Lintern, Green, McInerney. Sparrow-Ptes. Henderson, Boorman, and Ryan. Tauranga-Ptes. Madge, Wallace, and Lambert. Urgent-Ptes. Rogers, Newham, Neeve, Taylor, Johns, and Ibister. Vtvld-Corpls. Abraham and Sheldon; Ptes. Stanford, Williamson, Price, Frampton, Redfern, and Hurst. Wallaroo-Bugler Chard and Pte. Grant. NAVY EMPLOYMENT AGENCY, The Editors beg to acknowledge the receipt of the following amounts up till I5th January, with many thanks;- s. d. s. d. R.M. Officers, Greenwich 0 IO 0 Lieut. Graham Mr. Turner 0 I 6 Drum-Major Keen Sergt. Lee 0 6 Mr. Sawyer Sergt. Hazel 0 6 Trafalgar Col. Bourchier 0 6 Forton Nile 0 I II Dr. Payne 0 6 Capt. Mackay 0 6 General French 0 I 6 Mr. G. Webb 0 6 Mr. Hale 0 6 Mrs. Gaitskell 0 6 Major Alexander 0 I 6 Mr. S. J. Smith 0 6 Major Stephens 0 I 6 Mrs. Little 0 6 J. J. Gahagan, Esq. 0 8 Mr. C. Braybrooke 0 6 Rev. Binney Browndown 0 I 3 R. Y. Osborne Sergt.-Major Mearles o I3 0 Victory 2 8 Library, Forton 0 3 4~ Rev. Kealy 0 I 6 Major Bernard 0 I 6 Salis Pareil o IO 4 Mrs. Bernard 0 6 Capt. Portlock-Dadson OIl 6 Plymouth Division Mr. Willey 0 6 Officers' Subscription 9 I2 0 Miss E. Hoile 0 6 Revenge I 0 Col. Cobb 0 I 6 Officers, Forton 0 0 Mr. Eason 0 I 6 (!alaten Psyche Mrs. Wylde 0 I 6 Collingwood Mr. Bradley Mr. Potter 0 I 6 Miss Bubb Mr. Power 0 6 Mr. Wilkins 0 6 Lieut.-Col. Brown Mr. Watson 0 6 Mr. Warner 0 I 6 Major Huggins 0 6 Miss Hatheral 0 6 Sergt. Ford 0 6 Mr. Riggs 0 6 Mr. G. Plumstead Pte. Hatchwell 0 6 Mr. Barratt 0 6 Mr. Carlisle 0 IO General Penrose Mr. Collins 0 6 Mr. Hadlett 0 6 Ringdoue o IO 6 Mr. Nunn 0 6 Col. Morrison 0 6 Mr. East 0 6 Clr.-Sergt. Russell 0 6 General Thomas 0 6 Mr. Peart 0 6 Mr. T. Chaplin 0 6 Mr. West Clr.-Sergt. Buckley 0 6 Mr. Tyrrell 0 I 6 Mr. Gache 0 6 Mr. Savage Capt. Hailes 0 6 Pte. Scott 0 I 8 Mr. Strong Mr. Sartin 0 I 6 Northampton Dr. Lomas 0 I 6 Mr. W. Swales 0 6 Mr. Knowles 0 I 6 Col. Wroot 0 6 Lieut.-Col. Isaacson Col. Carlyon 0 6 Capt. Fitzgerald Mr. Lonan Mr. Evans 0 6 General Le Grand Col. Durnford Mr. Tolim 0 I 6 Excellent Mr. Dix 0 I 6 Theseus Major Blaxland 0 I 6 Major Scott 0 6 Mr. Parry 0 6 Magnificent o IO 0 Capt. McIlwaine 0 6 Brisk Mr. Evans 0 I 6 Britannia Mrs. Petty 0 6 St. George 0 4 IO Diadem 5 4 Sergt.vMajor Mearles. OIl IO Talbot Dr.-Major Keen Thunderer I 9 0 R.M. Depot 2 IO 8 Hibernia o I8 IO~ Mr W. Sanders Owing to a misprint in January acknowledgments, Benbow should read 6/3, and not I/6 as stated. OFFICE;- 8, CRAIG'S COURT, WHITEHALL, S,W. Secretary-CoMMANDER ERNEST KINDER, R.N. (Ret.) (To tuhom all communications should be addressed.) For assisting Time-expired Seamen, Marines, Stokers, and others belonging to the Service, of unquestioned good character, to obtain Employment on Shore. The Agency, which is entirely philanthropic, is under the direct control and management of Officers who have held commissions in Her Majesty's Navy.

11 THE GLOBE AND LAUREL i9 ROYALMARINES IN SOUTH AFRICA-Continued. Wednesday, Nov. 29th. At II a.m, we marched to Modder River and encamped in the gardens of a hotel on the south side of the river, close to the railway. The officers used the billiard room as a mess; It was rather perforated by shell, but otherwise very comfortable, and a: l officers and men erected tin shelters for themselves in the garden. Everyone bathed in the river. Telegram of congratulations from the Queen received by Major Marchant and read out to the men. Thursday, Nov. 30th. Fatigue parties occupied in burying dead horses_not a pleasant job!-as there were hundreds lying all over the place. Reinforcements arrived at about 5 p.m., consisting of Commander de Horsey, H.M.S. Monarch, and 40 blnejackets, Capt. Morgan R.M.L.r. and Lieut. Wilson, RM.L.r. and 50 of the marines who left ~n the Briton for disposal on the Cape Station. The 50 marines lllcluded 13 RM.A. and 37 R.M.L.r. Commander de Horsey took Over command of the Naval Brigade from Major Marchant, R.M.L.r. The Engineers started making a temporary railway bridge across the Madder River, as the Boers had blown the proper one down.. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1st and 2nd. Troops stand easy. Occasional brushes between Mounted Infantry and enemy. Sunday, Dec.3rd. Captain Bearcroft, H.M.S. Philoniel, arrived and took over command of R.N. Brigade from Commander de Horsey, M' R ajar Urm~ton, R.M.L.r., arrived also and took over command of. M. Battahon from Major Marchant, R.M.L.r. Battahon reorganized as follows :_ Commanding Officer, RM.-Major Urmston, R.M.L.r., Adjutant-Major Marchant, R.M.L.r.; RM.A. Coy.- ~apt. Morgan, RM.L.r.; A Coy., RM.L.1.-Lieut.Wilson, R.M.L.l., J Coy., Lieut. Saunders, R.M.L.l.; Sergeant-Major-Clr.-Sergt. ackson, RM.L.I., Qr.-Mr.-Sergt.-Sergt. Skinner, R.M.L.l.; iompany-sergeants-r.m.a., Lce.-Sergt. Coen, R.M.A., A Coy. ergt. 'Wheeler, RM.L.l., B Coy. Sergt. Churchman, H..M.L.1. ~ne 4'7 gun on the field mounting designed by Capt. Percy Scott,.N., also arrived. Dec. 1st to 8th. Marines engaged on outpost duty watching the rear of the positio n... Sa.t1l1 day,dec. 9th. The '[ 7-in. took up a position on the north side of the river with the R.M.A. Company as escort. Two rz-pcunders ~ok up a position close to the south side of the river with Major r~ston and B Company as escort, and the other two took up a :SItlon on a ridge abont one mile south of the river with Major archant and A Company as escort. All the ra-pcunders were in redoubts and the escort entrenched themselves. Sunday, Dec. l Oth. First stage of the battle of Magersfontein. The 47th R.H.A. batteries and howitzer batteries shelled the enemy's Position for about four hours. B ~ollday, Dec. 11th. The division marched at 3 a.m. The Highland ligade attacked at daybreak but could not carry the position, and retired with heavy losses. Battle continued for remainder of the day, the 4'7 doing excellent work on the left, but was not fired on by the enemy. Tuesday, Dec. 12th. Moved rz-pounders with A and B Companies R.M.L.r. to side of river, and whole R.N. Brigade pitched tents next to head-quarter staff offices. Friday, Dec. 15th. Moved at midnight with all the guns and marines as escort to a position about 7000 yards from the enemy, and the marines entrenched themselves. We fired at daylight and retired again at 9 a.m. Left-half battery of rz-pounders moved up again at I P.m. with A Company as escort to silence enemy's guns. Saturday, Dec. 16th. The 4'7 with R.M.A. company as escort, and left-half battery of r z-pounders with A Coy. as escort moved out at 2,30 a.rn. ; the 4'7 taking up a position on the left of railway at a range of about 7000 yards from enemy, and the Iz-prs. placed in a redoubt One mile to the right of railway at about 5,600 yards from enemy. Dec. 16th to 20th. All guns remained in same position; the enemy OCcaSionally shelling the r z-pounders, but never doing any damage. We replied daily with effect. Left-half battery relieved by right-half battery and B Company R.M.L.1. This is at present all our news; rumour has it that we are going to stay here for six weeks, and we are entrenching ourselves strongly. AU the marines are fit and well, and wounded doing excellently. I WiUsend you further news later on. Yours, etc., L. O. W. Western Border, South Africa. January 5th, DEAR EDITOR,-I am sending this letter, hoping that it may be of use for our paper, the Globe and Laurel, I trust it will find a space. It is an account of a Royal Marine with the Naval Brigade since landing. We left our respective ships on October 19th, 1899, and reached Stormberg on Sunday, the z rst, at 4 p.m. We were met by the Royal Berkshire Regiment, who had hot tea, biscuits and cheese waiting for us, and they pitched our tents, and made us as comfortable as they could. We made a stay of a fortnight. We had plenty of drill to do, also plenty of hard work in the way of building redoubts, etc., so fhere were not many idle moments for us. Every morning at 4 a.m. till 5 a.m., we stood to arms, that hour being passed away in practising the attack or scaling hills. We were surprised one forenoon with a false alarm. We were called to arms by the bugle sounding the.. alarm." Of course, everyone thought we were going to be engaged, but as we were climbing the hills to take up our position, the" retire" was sounded, much to the surprise and disappointment of everyone. We found out afterwards that it was only done to see how smartly it could be done, and it gave much satisfaction to the officer commanding troops. On Wednesday, November 1St, we suddenly received news to the effect that Stormberg had to be evacuated, and we had to pack up everything and leave at once. Nobody knew where we were going until we were in the train ready to leave, and we knew it was to Queenstown, as General Buller had made that his base, vice Stormberg. The time taken from when we received the news about leaving till everyone, things and all, were in the train ready to leave was one hour and half, and Commander Ethelston complimented the men on their smart work. Our journey to Queenstown was none too pleasant, as we had to ride in coal trucks, cattle and fruit vans, all well exposed to the sun, which was very powerful, We reached Queenstown at 5 p.m., and were gladly welcomed by the residents. The Cape Mounted Rifles were there to play us to our camping ground, but as darkness had set in they could not play. When we left Stormberg the Royal Berks remained behind to destroy everything, and followed on two days afterwards. At Queenstown there was little to do, because it is 100 miles from the Free State border, and there was no fear of an attack being made, so we had easier times, which we wanted badly. After a stay of ten days, we got news to the effect that we had to return to our ships. This was taken to heart by everyone, as we had not fired a single shot, but Major Plumbe and Commander Ethelston told us to take it all in good part, as we had done our best. We left Queenstown at 9 p.m., for East London, and as we were leaving camp we were cheered by the Berks, who were sorry to lose us, and their band played us to the station, and as the train went out of the station, the residents cheered and cheered, and the band played" Auld Lang Syne." During our run to East London, we passed the Royal Irish Rifles, with General Gatacre, and when we reached Komgha Station, there were three train loads of them waiting to go on to Queenstown. Our train stopped opposite theirs, and they wanted to know who we were. On telling them we were the Naval Brigade they said, "Oh! you're the Navy. Have you brought your ships with you, as they are just the things to fight those Boers in," which, of course, caused great laughter amongst us. And then they asked us if we had seen any fighting, aud wanted to know if we were all wounded, and we had to reply in the negative. We reached East London at 3 p.m. The men of H.M.S.'s Power/"l, Monarch and Doris embarked on board the Roslin Castle for Simonstown, and the Terrible's men on board the Union liner Moor for Durban. We got into Simonstown on Sunday the 19th, at 2 p.m., and just before the liner anchored the Flagship made a signal to prepare to entrain at 4 p.m. for another up-country trip, and this news was received with loud cheering. We left the Roslin Castle just after three, and went to the Dockyard, and were marched to Rear-Admiral Harris's House, where we met another party of bluejackets with four rz-pounders (r a-cwt.] guns, with Capt. Protheroe, R.N., in command. The Admiral inspected us, and gave us a little speech, also saying he was sorry he could not accompany us. We left Simonstown amidst cheers and strains of music to join Lord Methuen's force at Orange River. On our arrival, we found the column had advanced to Witteputts, so we proceeded by rail. There we detrained leaving everything behind us which we would not require, and joined the column at Fincham's Farm, bivouacking there for the night. Ai a a.m, on

12 20 THE GLOBE ANb LAUR~L. Thursday morning, we started for Belmont, and attacked at daybreak, the fight lasting five hours. The four guns did some very good work, but, of course, we, who were escort, had no chance to distinguish ourselves. The night before Graspan all the column bivouacked at Surinkpoort till 3.30 a.m., when we commenced the advance in quarter-column for three or four miles, halted for a few minutes, and started again in skirmishing order, six paces apart, making for the hill which the artillery was shelling. We advanced to within 800 yards of the hill, and halted for a few seconds. On advancing again we were suddenly fired on by the Boers, who sent a proper hailstorm of bullets in amongst us. We halted, laid down and commenced firing, then the fire became worse than ever, and our brave men commenced falling. The firing line consisted as follows: On the right, bluejackets, then R.M.A., with Capt. Senior, then the Doris and Monarch's Marines, with Capt. Marchant and Lieut. Jones, and on extreme left the Powerful's Marines, with Major Plumbe and Lieut. Saunders. Our men, who bore the brunt of the fight, and who.charged the hill, were supported by the KO.Y.L.!., and Noithumberlands, who, according to the papers from home, have received no praise at all. Before we charged the hill our gallant Major Plumbe said,.. Rush for the hill, men," because there we could get a little protection, but where we were there was no cover excepting ant hills. We were about 300 yards off the hill when Major Plumbe fell, and then Lieut. Saunders stood up and drank from his water-bottle and said," Come on men, follow me," and those who were left made three charges up the hill. When we reached the top the Boers had fled, leaving a few dead behind. As they were retiring across the veldt, volleys upon volleys were poured into them, and the artillery shelling them caused great destruction. The fight is called the Marine's battle by everyone, on account of how we suffered compared with the others. We were engaged in the Modder River fight, but only the guns, which did some very good work. After that battle some of the men who sailed in the Briton arrived, bringing with them a 4'7 gun, and two days after Major Urmston joined us. On Sunday, the r jth, the whole of the column advanced towards Magersfontein, seven miles from here. At 4 p.m., the artillery opened fire, and kept at it until dark. The 4'7 was the only one we had engaged, and she started on Monday firing lyddite, which caused great havoc. On Tuesday, the column retired when darkness set in, but on Wednesday, the Naval Brigade, with a 4'7, and two rz-pr. went out to take up a position, just to keep the enemy in check, which is done by throwing a couple of shells, amongst any of them who gather in a group. We did very well on 'Xmas day as our comrades in Simonstown did not forget us, as they sent a large case of eatables, etc., which was gladly received. The Boers had the flag of truce flying all day. So you see they wanted a quiet day as well as us. Monday and Tuesday, rst and znd, there was a gymkhana. No doubt by the time you receive this letter, we shall be in Kimberley, or, at least, I hope so, and if there is anything about our old gallant old corps, I will let you know.-believe me to remain yours sincerely, A Constant Reader fighting with the gallant old Corps at the Front, LIONEL RANNER, Bugler, R.M.L.r. [Our correspondent apparently has not seen the TUlles That paper cracked up the display of the znd Yorkshire Light Infantry at the battles of Graspan and the Modder River. He says that, after the fight, the E company of the regiment had lost so many officers that it formed up under the command of the senior corporal! "Man by man," the correspondent writes,.. they climbed in the fiery hail and returned it with a steady courage and carelessness of loss that cannot be overpraised. "] The graves of Commander Ethelston, Major Plumbe, R.M.L.!., and Captain Senior, RM.A., at Enslin, are marked by a huge wooden cross. This was constructed by Private Rorke, RM.L.I.-who happened to be acting as camp carpenter at the time--out of railway sleepers. Paint being unobtainable, the dead officers' names and the circumstances under which they fell were inscribed on the cross with yellow spruce. We understand that amongst those now serving in South Africa is Charles Sechwell Buckle, only son of the late Captain S. R. Buckle, RMlL.1., of Ealinz. He is in the artillery of the Cape Mounted Rifles, and is attached to Gen. Sir Wm. Gatacre's column at Queenstown, S.A. ()6ituarp. /' Colonel Frederic Vincent Godfrey Bird, Commandant of the First or Chatham Division, Royal Marines Light Infantry, died zoth December, 1899, at Chatham, of paralysis, aged 57. He was the second son of the late Rev. Godfrey Bird, rector of Great Wigborough, Essex, and brother to Captain Eustace E. Godfrey Bird, RM.L 1., and the late Lieut. Shearman Godfrey Bird, n.s. He was born r st July, 1842; entered the service as znd Lieutenant, 29th March, 1860; became rst Lieutenant, loth December, 1863; Adjutant, rst Division, 9th May, 1873; Captain, 27th September, 1877 ; Major, 4th June, 1882; Brevet Lieut.-Colonel, 29th March, 1888; Lieut.-Colonel, 8th September, 1889; Assistant Adjutant- General, zoth August, 1893; Brevet-Colonel, zoth August, 1893; Colonel znd Commandant, 23rd March, 1895, and Colonel-Commandant, loth May, He served in the battalion of Royal Marines sent to South Africa for special service in the Zulu war, 1879; was Assistant Adjutant- General from 29th August, 1893, to loth May, 1897 (Jubilee Commemoration medal), and was awarded the Field Officer's Good Service Pension of 1,50 per annum, only a few days before his death. He married, rzth January, 1868, Anne Narcisse Elize, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Wood, Esq., H.B.M., Vice-Consul at Patras, and she died aznd January, 1900, of pneumonia, at the R.M Barracks, Chatham. / Captain Daniel Conner, late of the Royal Marine Light Infantry, and a Justice of the Peace for the County of Cork, died 31st Dec., 1899, at Ballybricken House, County Cork, aged 64. He was the eldest son of the late Captain R. Conner, R.N., and entered the Service as znd Lieutenant, 25th Sept., 1854; became rst Lieutenant, zbth June, 1856; Quarter-Master, 4th Division, zrst Sept., 1864; Captain, 25th Sept, 1866; resigning his Commission, rfith Sept, He served with the Baltic Expedition in 1855 (medal), and with the China Expedition of , including the blockade of the Canton River, the landing before and capture of the city (medal and clasp). He married. r ath June, 1866, Emily Steinger, second surviving daughter of Henry S. Berger, Esq., of 30, Cleveland Square, Hyde Park. His daughter, Elizabeth Anna, married zoth December, 1894, Captain George O'Connor of the and Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays).., The death has occurred in London of Lieut.-Colonel W. H. Wells, Retired List, late Royal Marines. The deceased joined the Marines in 1859, was promoted to Major in 1882, and Brevet Lieut.-Colonel in 1887, retiring two years later. Lieut.-Col. W. H. Wells, RM.L.I., who died a few days ago at 94, North Side, Clapham Common, at the age of 57, joined the Chatham Division as a Second Lieutenant in December, 1859; became First Lieutenant in June, 1863; Captain in July, 1877; Major in May, 1882; Brevet Lieut.-Col. in December, 1887; and retired in February. Royal Naval Brigade Camp, Modder River: 4th January, SlR,-With reference to your memo of the zoth December, concerning the gift to the men of the Royal Naval Brigade of 100 from the inhabitants of Portsmouth, I have the honour to request that you will be pleased to convey to the Mayor of that town the deep appreciation and sincere gratitude of all ranks of the Naval Brigade under my command, for the good wishes and generous gift of the inhabitants of Portsmouth. It is the nnanimous wish of the men that the sum given may be distributed between those men who have been incapacitated from further service by wounds received in action, and the absolutely dependent relatives of those who were killed. Commander-in-Chief, I have the honour to be, Your obedient servant, JOHN E. BEARCROFT, Captain R.N., commanding Royal Naval Brigade. Cape of Good Hope.

13 --....~.-.,.. ~ THE GLOBE AND LAUREL, 21 MEDITERRANEAN. D Malta, 19th January, URING November and December of last year Malta was visited by an unusual number of foreign war vessels and transports. On the 3rd November the Danish 1rd class protected cruiser Valkyrien arrived, under the command of H.R.H. Prince Valdemar, and remained three days, when she proceeded to Crete on her way to the East to carry out her mission of showing the Danish flag, with the object of reviving the trade of that country in distant parts. The Prince will bring the ship back to Denmark next summer. On the loth November a small United States cruiser, the Nashville, 1,371 tons, arrived off the harbour, saluted the flag of the Vice-Admiral, Commander-in-Chief, and without entering the harbour proceeded to Port Said on her way to Manila. Her remarkably high funnels, nearly as high as her masts, leaving no doubt as to her identity. The Russian torpedo vessel Abrek arrived at Malta on the 7th November and remained two days; this little vessel, of 535 tons, had come by easy stages from Cronstadt, and has now joined the Russian Mediterranean Fleet. The Gil)'ak, also from Cronstadt, arrived at Malta On the and December and left on the rzth. and having visited several Mediterranean ports, including Smyrna ann has now proceeded through the Suez Canal to China. She is a gunboat of some 960 tons, and has rather a peculiar appearance, with high sides, one mast with fightinr tops, and a low funnel immediately abaft the mast. On the yth December the Petropavlovsk, one of Russia's latest battle- ~hips, put into Malta for fresh water. This war-vessel, of IO,960 tons. ISarmed with 4 I2-inch B.L. guns and 12 6-inch Q. F. gnns. all in turrets. To a casual observer she appeared to be remarkably well protected from an enemy's fire and to possess great powers of offence ~fshe should be engaged end on. The Peirop aulovsk was given a berth In Bighi Bay, there being no room for her farther up the harbour; she l~ft the next day, probably not wishing to run the risk of having to fide Out the threatened gregale in that exposed billet. She is said to be On her way to join the Russian squadron in the Far East, but as far as I know is still in Mediterranean waters.!he numerous Japanese torpedo-boat destroyers which have been g O l1lgout to Japan from British and German yards have mostly put in at Malta on their way. two of them. the So snnami and the Ko pero, were here during December last, one having touched at Lisbon on the Way, and was ill quarantine during the whole of her stay at Malta. The United States army transport Thomas arrived at Malta on the 20th November, having on board the Forty-seventh Infantry Volunteer R.egiment, on their way to Manila. It may be remarked here that the transport department in the United States differs essentially from that of OUrown service, in that it is entirely a military department and is Worked quite independently of the Navy. Thus there was no naval Officer on board the Thomas. Major Carson. a military officer ap- Pointed by the United States War Department, was in command of the vessel, and Colonel Howe was in command of the troops. This transport remained here three days. as some defects had to be made good. The regiment, which numbered upwards of 1,300 officers and men, landed on the z rst. and were reviewed by His Excellency the Governor on the Floriana Parade Ground, and the same evening the colonel and Officers were entertained to dinner by the Naval Commander-in-Chief at Admiralty House and afterwards attended a musical" At-home" at the palace. The United States army transport Meade arrived on the ISt December, having on board the Forty-third Regiment of the United States Volunteers, and left on the morning of the 3rd December for Manila. The Logan arrived on the 6th December with the Forty-first Regiment of United States Volunteers on board, a total of some 1,250 officers and men, and left the next day for Manila. Then we had the official visit of the Austrian Fleet. The Monarch, Bu.dapest, and Wien, coast-defence battleships of about 5,500 tons, armed with 4 9A5-inch B.L. guns and 6 6-inch Q.F. guns, as well as a large number of smaller guns. These three ships entered Malta harbour about noon on the rath December, under the command of A.dmiral Count Montecuccoli-Polinago, whose flag was flying on the MOna"'ch. The destroyers and torpedo-boat flotilla met the visitors out at sea and escorted them into the harbour; then followed the usual official visits. That evening the Austrian Admiral and the principal officers were entertained at dinner by the Naval Commander-in- Chief at Admiralty House, the other officers dining on board the Ramillies, Royal Oak, and I sis. Afterwards there was a reception at Admiralty House. On Wednesday, the 13th, His Excellency the Governor and the Naval Commander-in-Chief lunched on board the Monarch; in the afternoon the Austrian officers were entertained at San Antonio Palace; in the evening His Excellency the Governor gave a dinner party at the palace, and the Austrian officers not dining with the Governor were entertained at dinner on board the Renotun, Illustrious, and Devastation. Later in the evening the Austrian Admiral and his office"rs'attended a ball at the Malta Union Club. This ball was a great success. Major Talbot, RM.A., was one of the committee. The Austrian warrant officers were entertained by the warrant officers of the fleet, they drove out to St. Paul's Bay, dined in Valletta on return, and attended the performance at the Manoel theatre. On Thursday the Austrian officers were invited to attend the winter race meeting of the Malta Jockey and Sporting Club; the Naval Commander-in-Chief gave a dinner at Admiralty House; and the Austrian officers not invited were entertained to dinner on board the Royal Sovereign, Theseus, and Empress of lndia ; and there was a special performance at the opera. On Thursday evening the petty officers, noncommissioned officers and men of the British Fleet entertained their friends in the Austrian Fleet at the Royal Naval Canteen; tables were laid for 700, and dinner commenced at 6.30 pm., but about roo more guests arrived than had been provided for, and the theatre was brought into requisition for their accommodation. The toasts of " The Queen.. and" The Emperor of Austria," proposed by Captain Coke, RM L.L, were responded to with great enthusiasm. After the dinner a variety entertainment was given in the theatre by the men of H.M.S. Isis. The chief petty officers and their friends assembled in the dining room to the numberof about 60, and afterwards entertained each other by singing various songs in which the visitors were by no means behind their hosts. The canteen was visited during the evening by the Austrian Consul and several officers from the Austrian as well as the British ships; amongst the latter were Captain Dixon, R.M.A., who had spared no trouble in carrying out the part of the entertainment for which he was responsible. The bands o~listrious and Royal Oak were present during the evening. On Friday, the ryrh, the Austro- Hungarian Consul-General. Kohen Noble Von Hohenland, held a reception at the Consulate; and in the evening a banquet was given at the Union Club by the officers of the British Fleet to the Austrian Admiral and officers. The next morning the Austrian ships left Malta bound for Polao. The various ships of the fleet seem to have heen constantly on the move during the last few months, and nearly all the torpedo-boats have been kept in commission, as well as the ships usually in reserve here such as the Orion and Sandfly. The following programme refers to the movements of the ships now under the orders of Hear-Admiral Sir Gerard Noel, consisting of the Rrvellffe, Cauopus, Royal O"iI, Royal Sovereign, A 11 droinrda, T'h eseus, Astrira, and Dryad. PROGRAMMEOF CRUISE. Place. Navarino Lernnos Smyrna Poros Navarino Snda Bay Zante Malta or Argostoli ~o~~s~ Mail address and dltte of last Arrival Depart. despatch of marla from London 15 Jan. 17 Jan. 19" " Salonika, 17 Jan. a.m " Pirceus, 21 Jan. a.m " \ 30" 1 Feb.) l Patras, 29 Jan. a.m, 2 Feb. 3,. 5 Malta until further notice Telegraphic address of Navarino is Pylos. Nevenge at Platea, G. H. NOEL, Rear-Admiral. 9th Jan., We now hear that Admiral Noel has transferred his flag to the Royal Sovereign, and that the Revenge will return to Malta, perhaps today, to receive her new captain and other officers. The Renouni is at Platea doing torpedo conrse, and is expected back here on the 29th inst. In the meantime the Commander-in-Chief's flag is flying in the Cmsar.-H.F.M.

14 22 THE GLOBE.. AND LAUREL. (Fopaf (lltarin~6 (Fiff~ Jl66ociation. jootsaff. FOREIGN STATIONS COMPETITIONS. EAST INDlEs.-Lieut.-Colonel A. E. Horniblow, RM.L.I., writing on the znd January, sends the scores made by the 15 competitors from the Eclipse. These are all the scores he had received up to the end of the year, but it is to be hoped that there are still some more to come to hand. The following are the four highest scores:- 200 yds. 500 yds. 600 yds. Ttl. h.p.s Lce.-Corpl. Taylor Pte. Cornell Sergt. Carter Pte. Lomas The targets were" Service Regulation," and the position the same, i.e., standing at 200 yards. PACIFIC.-The badge for 1899 has been awarded to the best shot in the Naval Course for the year. This seemed the only practical method of dealing with the prize for last year, but for this year other arrangements are being made, and probably a separate competition will take place. The highest scores last year were (out of a possible 240) :- points Sergt. H. Harding (Leander) 220 Pte. A. Archard (Egeria) Pte. J. Higgins (Egeria) 204 PLYMOUTHDIVISION, RM.L.I., FOR THE YEAR The total number exercised during the year was 1,016, composed of 600 old soldiers and 416 recruits. Number of marksmen, 220; znd class shots, 796; 3rd class, nil. Figure of merit, JH. The best shooting detachment for the year was the rrth, commanded by Major J. R. H. Oldfield. Figure of merit, ~i. In this detachment, 26 marksmen and 34 znd class shots. The N.C.O.'s were Col.-SergI. Davison, Sergts. Abel, Netting, Chasney, Dow and Prescott. The best shots for the year were Lieut. H. S. Lloyd and Sergt. F. Davies, with 140 points each. In the Revolver course there were exercised 28 officers and 12 warrant officers and Staff-Sergts. Figure of merit, officers 54, warrant officers and staff-sergeants, 62. The be st score in the former was Lieut. Ozanna, with 82 points, and amongst the latter, Q.M.S. Smith with 81 points. The Judging Distance were awarded to Sergt Baldwin, 34 points, 2 IS. IO~d.; Sergt. Netting, 33 points, 1 5S. I~d., and Sergt. Robertson, 31 points, I6s. 9d. H.M.S. Powerful. A PLUCKY MARINE. A correspondent writes: "All hands-aft" was the order given on Sunday morning last, the 24th. Private H. R Isern, RM.L.I., who so recently returned from,the battle of Graspan wounded in the right arm, was seen standing on the poop beside Commander L. S. Stansfield. The latter addressed the ship's company in a few well-chosen words, and turning to Isern he expressed his very great pleasure in presenting to him the honorary testimonial of the Royal Humane Society inscribed on vellum. Continuing, Commander Stansfield said: "This is awarded you for having on the 19th May, 1899, gone to the rescue of George John, who was in imminent danger of drowning in Manila bay, and whose life you gallantly assisted in saving; but I regret on this present occasion the absence of our Captain, Hon. Hedworth Lambton, now at Ladysmith, who so strongly recommended your gallant conduct."-this plucky Marine in all probability will shortly proceed to England, and his shipmates wish him a most pleasant voyage and the speedy use once again of his right arm. Private Henry Richard Isern (6359). RM.L.I., C. Coy., Chatham Division, is servant to Lieutenant Saunders, who was with the Marines at Graspan. Poor George John, whom Pte. Isern assisted to save from drowning in Manila, has died from wound received at Ladysmith, January J9th. The results in the" Empress of India" Challenge Cup League to date, are as follows :- Played Won Drawn Lost Empress of India I llnstrious Royal Oak I Ramillies Isis Renouni Royal Sovereign Casar Vulcan Hood Hibern ia 9 Astrea o Tyne 2 0 R,~ert Dido Points Andromeda Theseus It is hoped to get up an Army and Navy Association Match towards the end of the season. A most exciting and splendidly contested Rugby match took place on the 8th January, between ENGINEERSOFTHE FLEET V. REMAINDER The Engineers had Shaw (last year's English International) among their forwards, and Howell (Devonshire), at half. The Marines playing for Remainder were Mr. Manley (Dido), and Mr. Chichester (H-ibemia) forwards. In the first half Remainder had all the best of the game, but, though their forwards carried most of the serums, their halves were completely outplayed by the Engineers halves, and so the threequarters seldom had a look in. The full back, too, seldom got in his kick, preferring to run, thereby losing a lot of ground and unnecessarily tiring his forwards. At half-time the score was Remainder, one goal from a mark. The second half was very exciting and fast; from a combined bit of play, in which all the threequarters had a hand. Lieut. Cumberlege outpaced his opposite threequarter and scored a pretty try, which Lieut. Johnson again converted. To this the Engineers responded with an unconverted try got by Mr. Pallot, but nothing further was scored, and the Remainder won by one goal and a goal from a mark (eight points) to one try (three points). The same afternoon, a Hockey match took place, MARINES v. H.M.S. Renouni, and ended in a draw of four goals all. The team was-capt. Hankey, goal; Capt. Coke and Mr. Harding, backs; Sergt. Reynolds, Mr. Kendle, Mr. Gillies, halves; Mr. Christie, Mr. Gardiner, Capt. Phillips, Capt. Spurway, Mr. Ozanne, forwards. MARINESplayed RA. and RE. on January r oth, and won by five goals to one. The team was the same, except that Mr. Manley and Chichester took the place of Capt. Spurway and Mr. Gillies. MARINESplayed the SUSSEX REGT. last month, and lost by three to one. We unfortunately lost Mr. Gillies in the first few minutes who had the had luck to get his eye cut open. The Canop us contingsnr too, had not ~rnved, so we were nothing like as strong as at present. WIth the arnval of Capt. Picton Philipps, Mr. Kendal, Mr. Ormsby, and Sergt. Reynolds, we have a strong team. Several ships have just left, so we shall not have any chance of more Marine matches at present. The new Men's Recreation Ground at the back of the Canteen is getting on fast. Owing to it being decided to make the ground considerably larger than originally intended (it IS to be quite as large as the Corradino, and has a big pavilion), it is hardly likely to be opened till the close of next cricket season. PRESENTATIONAT FORTON.- Sergt. H. Carter, R.M.L.I., who has for eleven years held the position of Sergearit of the Works at Forton Barracks, and who retired on pension on 7th February, was entertained at a farewell smokrng concert at the" Stag" Inn, Forton. Mr. J. Connor, the Foreman of the Works, presided, and during the conrse of the evej1lng, Sergt. Ca.rter was presented with a solid silver English lever watch, a SIlver cham, and an umbrella, the gifts being subscribed for. by the members of the Works Department, and presented to the recipient by Mr. Mullins, Head Foreman of Works. The following were amongst the contributors to a musical programme-privates ~oodenough, Hockley, Bilbow, and Walters, and Messrs. Rook, Jnrd ~ udge, Barnes, a;td West. Lce.-Sergt. Levett also gave vocal and Instrumental music, I I

15 THE GLOBE AND LAUREL. 23 ABSTRACT OF GENERAL FUND, B Receipts. rought forward from r898 " SUbscriptions Paid' From Advertisement Fund.... CLOSED 31ST DECEMBER, s. d. Expenditure. Charpentier, Printing Postage on Papers to Subscribers Postage, Letters, and Telegrams 69 a a RM. Stationery Wages.. Sundries Balance Canteen, Credit Total Total s. d tr 4 6 a 2 II tr a a a ABSTRACT OF ADVERTISEMENT & DON ATION FUND, B Receipts. rought Forward Annual Grant of 5- Chatham, Depot, Forton, Eastney, 1) Plymouth Canteens 25 onations and Sale of Vols. Advertisements Total CLOSED 31ST DECEMBER, s. d. Expenditure ~ Sedgwick- Engraving Pictures o a Charpentier-- Indices and Binding Cheque Books Purchase of Blocks- Sp, and Dramatic Transferred to General Fund Commission on Sale Sundries, Typewriting, etc. Postage,, Balance Credit Total s. d I a IO~ tr STATEMENT OF THE FUNDS OF THE GLOBE & LAUREL THERE ARE NO LIABILITIES. Balance Credit in the General Fund Balance 'Credit in the Advertisement and Donation Fund Value of Stock Accounts owing from ships abroad and subscribers ~dvertisements owing Credit at Bank Stock-Volumes 17 0 a Covers a 8 6 Scales Brass Block for Covers 2 10 a A~~ounts due-advertisement Ships, etc I8 5 7 c s. d Total 1I8 5 7,~ Audited and found correct-w. J. PAWSEY, G. D'A. ANDERSON, Major, RM.L.I., 17/1/1900. Qr -Mr. & Hon. Lt., R.M.L.l. Treasurer, Globe and Laurel, The reason why there is a larger balance in hand this year than formerly is because the paper has been so well supported by donations, and ~lso we have taken more in advertisements, owing to our agent, Mr. Vernon, working the business. The circulation has increased again, and now IS1,500 monthly, and very steady at that. The amount shown as owing from ships and subscribers must not be taken as a doubtful quantity, as ships abroad had not time to pay their last quarter's account before the books were closed, but already a large amount of the sum shown has been rece.ived. Messrs. Charpentier & Co. have made a most generous offer which will greatly lessen our expenses. Taking into consideration the length of hme that they have done our work they have made a reduction of their charges for printing which works out about 7 per cent. We must ask all OUrreaders to assist in the sale of the" Petrified Eye," which is not going off well, owing to the war. G. D'A. ANDERSON, Major, RM.L.I., Treasurer. H.M.S. Buzzard, SI. Kitts, rsth January, Sir,-I beg to send you a few lines for publication in the G. &- L. I also enclose a cutting from the Clarion, the weekly paper of Belize, British Honduras, which place we have just visited. They go to show the feelings of the people in this part of the British Empire, toward the army and navy, and the Empire at large. The people made us very welcome and did their best to entertain us while we were there. B.E. the Governor, Sir D. Wilson, and Lady Wilson came on board on Xmas Day to church; and during the dinner hour, walked round the mess deck, which was got up very tastefully, being decorated with gr~en stuff and coloured paper, &c. Lady Wilson was somewhat sur- P~lsed at the way in which the messes were got up. T~e Governor, in his speech, said a few words to that effect, also that It afforded him great pleasure to be able to visit a man-of-war at such a time of the year. The men responded with three hearty cheers for the Governor, and three more for Lady Wilson. On the ztith December, there was a river regatta for the town, and a race was got up for us; our galley and whaler pulled, and the race resulted in a win for the whaler, although the galley is the better boat of the two.. In the evening there was a concert in aid of the Transvaal War Fund, III which a few of the ship's company took part: It is unnecessary for. me to say any mare on this subject, as the cuttings and programme will tell you more than I Can. Sham fight and review came off. on New Year's Day, H.E. the G?vernor being present as inspecting officer. The volunteers did th~ir drilt very well indeed, the attack was gone through by both parties and went of very well indeed; but it is a mystery to me that there are none of the spectators in hospital, as we could not keep them away from the firing line. We left Belize on the 4th January for Port Royal, and I must say we were all v.ery sorry to I~ave it as it is the only place on the station where we received such a mce welcome, We have now joined the flag for our winter's cruise among the W.I. Islands, returning to Bermuda on or about the joth March. Yours &c., A.H.D... The Concert given at St. Mary's Hall, in aid of the South African War Fund on Tuesday last, was, without doubt, one of the most successful functions held in Belize in recent times. The programme embraced choice instrumental and vocal selections, recitations, speeches, and a Naval and Military display. Seldom, if ever, in the history of the Colony has such an array of talent combined to delight a Belize audience, and I cannot refrain from mentioning the very excellent and patriotic speech of His Honor, F. M. Maxwell, who seemed to fully express the sentiments of the audience, as was evidenced by the frequent bursts of applause and approbation with which the speaker was interrupted. Among the visitors who contributed very largely to the success of the evening, was M. Weston, of H M.S. Buezard, who contributed two recitations which he rendered in a manner which proclaimed him a past master at that sort of thing, and an actor of no mean part. Sergt. Deane, RM.L.I., sang' The song that reached my heart: and Pte. Ford" of the same Corps gave an excellent comic, 'The finest flow of language.' The naval and military display calls for some word of mention, Of the naval squad it is sufficient to say that the men composing it acquitted themselves excellently, as the men of Her Majesty's navy always do. The recitation, by Mr. Arthur Baber, of Kipling's "Absent Minded Beggar,' fairly brought down the house, and so wrought up was the audience with patriotic feeling, that on Mr. Beeks passing round the hat, coins, LO.U.'s, and jewellery were eagerly placed therein, amounting in all to 165 dollars. I understand that the nett proceeds of the entertainment and subscription lists will amount to about 800 dollars."

16 24 THE GLOBE AND LAUREL. ~6~ (pictotia Qn~moriaf "t\~. ROYAL MARINE ARTILLERY. Amount previously acknowledged Major-General F. H. Poore C.S.M. G. W. Evans, late R.M.A. s. d {2 4 8 WHITE-On the 27th November, 1899, the wife of Pte. White of a girl. Hi\YNES--On the 3rd December, 1899, the wife of Sergt Haines, of a boy. DowNER--On [anua ry r yth. at Wimbledon, Surrey, the wife of Staff Clerk W. E. Downer (RM.O.) of a daughter. HAWKINS-NELSON-At Kensington, on 4th [an., 1900, Capt. Clement William Hawkins. late RM.L.I., to Chariotte Mary, widow of the late Nicholas Mervyn Nelson, Esq. MACKAY HERIOT- UPPENBORN-At Marktkirche, Clausthal, Harz, Germany, by the Rev. Pastor Shultze, on the 9th January, Eric Mackay Heriot, son of Major-General Mackay Heriot, RM.L.I. of Newton Abbott, Devon, to Dorothea Caroline Margarethe, daughter of Heinrich F. H. Uppenborn, of Claustbal. HARRIS-BRlDLE-At Parish Church, Stanstead, on z rst December, 1899, Lce.vSergt. William Harris, to Ellen Bridle. WYNN-ELLIs-At Parish Church, Belvedere, on 25th December 1899, Pte. R T. J. Wynn, to Mary Jane Ellis. BEGG-KEEN-,-At St. John'S Church, Forton, on zfith December, 1899, Pte. J. Mcl<. Begz to Fanny Keen. PUZEY-SMITH-At SL Simon's, Bethnal Green, London, on 30th December, 1899, Pte. R Puzey to Margaret Smith. CHELLINGSWORTH-HACK-At Parish Church, Alverstoke, on December, 1899, Pte. J. Chellingsworth to Rosa Hack. MANLY-RoBERTSON-At Parish Church, Walmer, Pte. Manly to Miss Robertson. PR~TT-PALMER-At Parish Church, Chelsea, Corpl. Pratt to Miss Palmer. HIGGINS- WOOD-At Parish Church, Walmer, Corp I. Higgins to Miss Wood. FROST-HuGHES-At S1. Andrew's, Deal, Lce.-Corpl. Frost to Miss Hughes. MORRTs- VARcoE-At St. James,' Portsea, t yth November, 1899, Gnr. J. Morris, RM.A. to Miss M. T. Varcoe. DARBy-ROBERTS -At Parish,Church, Portsea, znd December, 1899, Sergt. J. Darby, RM.A. to Miss A. H. Roberts. WAKEMAN-DAW -At Registrar's office, Devenport, 26th January, 1895, Gnr. J. Wakeman, RM.A. to Miss B. Dawe WHEELER-WlIEELER-At St. Oswald's, Lancasrerv aznd November, 1899, Gnr. W. Wheeler RM.A. to Miss B. Wheeler. BAXTER-ROPER -At Parish Church, Portsea, 23rd December, 1899, Br. R. S. Baxter, RM.A. to Miss B. L. Roper. HARRINGTON-FRANKS-At St. Marks, Portsea, 25th December, 1899, Br. C. Harrington, RM.A. to Miss A. M. Franks. SMITH-BATCHELOR-At St. James,' Portsea, 21St December, 1899, Gnr. C. H. Smith, R.M.A. to Miss A. S. Batchelor. DOWARD-SUTTON"':'At St. James,' Port sea, zr st December, 1899, Br. R Doward, RM.A. to Miss M. M. Sutton. RULE-COVE-At Wesleyan Chapel South sea, 28th December, 1899, Gnr. F. J. Rule, RM.A. to Miss M. L. Cove. TEFFERIES-BRlDGM"N-At All Saints,' Haggerston, 25th December, 1899, Br. T. Jefferies, RM.A. to Miss M. A. Bridgman. COOPER-COOMBS-At Parish Church, Weston, Somerset, 26th December, 1899, Br. W. G. Cooper, RM.A. to Miss E. M. Coombs. GOATER- WILLERTON-At Stranshall, Staffordshire, 21St December, 1899, CorpI. F. Goater, RM.A. to Miss S. A. Willerton. ARTON-SMYTHE--At Victorian Wesleyan Chapel, Port sea, 9th January 1900, Br. G. S. Barton, RM.A. to Miss N. Smythe. "BIRD.-On the 29th December, at Commandant's House, Royal Marine Barracks, Chatham, Frederic Vincent Godfrey Bird, Colonel Commandant, Royal Marine Light Infantry, eldest surviving son of the late Rev. Godfrey Bird, rector of Great Wigborough, Essex, aged 57. BIRD-On the zand [anuary, 1900, at Commandant's House, Royal Marine Barracks, C'hatham, of pneumonia, Anne Narcisse Elize, the beloved wife of the late Colonel Frederic V Godfrey Bird, Royal Marine Light Infantry, daughter of the late Thomas Wood, of Parras. MAXWELL-On the 29th December, at 3, Brunswick Road, Hove, Brighton, Caroline, widow of the late General W. R Maxwell, RM. and daughter of the late General H. J. Delacombe, RM., in her 82nd year. CONNER-On the 31St December, at Ballybricken House, County Cork, ~ Daniel Conner, J.p., late Captain, Royal Marine Light Infantry, aged 64. MORISON-On the 3rd January, at 29, Tollinzton Road, N., Robina Mary Morison, daughter of the late Rev. John Finlayson, M.A., of Mid-Yell, Shetland, and widow of Major Arthur Morisor., of the Royal Marines, in her 83rd year, deeply lamented. / NELSON-Captain Thomas Morice Nelson, late Royal Marine Light Infantry, died 23rd January, at the RN. Hospital, Haslar, aged 36. CARTWRIGHT-The following case has proved fatal among the wounded at Gras Pan, Pte. Harry T. Cartwright on 26th November. BAKER-Pte. T. Baker, (Hibernia} at Malta Hospital, on r jth January, 1900, from nephritis. RADFoRD--On the 27th December, 1899, Mary Annie, the wife of Sergeant George Radford P T. HUGHES, TAILOR AND OUTFITTER. 206, Kingston Road, o Land port. Wardroom Officers' Servants properly fitted. 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