Boer War – Letter from Seat of War – Camp Fire Explodes

July 1900

Mexborough and Swinton Times, July 20.

Letter from Seat of War – CampFire Explodes

Several more letters had been received from the seat of war, one being from B.Prendergast, of Conisborough, who is well, save for a slight accident he received, which, however, did not prevent him from doing his duty.

Several of them were around a campfire made of wood from a bridge which had been blown up by the Boers, when there was a loud crash, and five of them had to be taken to the hospital.

It was found that some of the explosive charges used by the Boers to blow the bridge had remained intact in the wood, and explored when put on the fire.

He hopes to be at home before many weeks