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    Vredes Verdrag is a farm in the Orange Free State, 11 km west of Hennenman (Ventersburg Road). In the action on the Zand River on 10 May 1900, a squadron of the 6th Dragoons, one of the 2nd Dragoons, one of Australian Horse and two troops of the 6th Dragoon Guards were sent to attack Boer positions on a ridge which  commanded a wide area.


    Although the crest of the southern end was gained, the force retired in the face of a strong counterattack. The position was taken later in the day when Maj-Gen Dickson’s 4th Cavalry Brigade turned its flank and the burghers were forced to retire. 

    British casualties were high with at least 20 killed or died of wounds and some 30 men wounded.
    Gazetteer; Jones & Jones.


    Wellock was wounded in the Vredes Verdrag skirmish. Eighteen months later, on 14 November 1901, he was severely wounded at Rietfontein. 

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