The Late Colonel de Villebois-Mareuil
Source: Rompel’s Heroes of the Boer War, 107.
“The Late Colonel de Villebois-Mareuil, an heroic and noble nature. When the British before Kimberley made a breach in the trenches, and shell after shell exploded around him, Villebois remained quietly at his post, though all near him fled and five Transvaalers were severely wounded. No foreign officer who fought on the side of the Boers was so deeply mourned as Villebois. He fell at Boshof on the 5th of April 1900. .”
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