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    “Marching all the evening of the 13th (June), De Wet, struck the railway at Leeuw Spruit Station about midnight and surrounded the station, in which were standing two trains with supplies and railway material.


    The working party, 200 strong, was taken by surprise: a hail of bullets was poured in on them as they were mending the line, but in spite of the fact that there were only nine rifles at hand, the workers succeeded in holding off the enemy, though the trains and the new bridge over the spruit were destroyed.”

    “With the Flag to Pretoria”, p672.

    According to WO 108/372 “SA Surrenders”, 1 man was killed, and an Officer and 6 men were wounded. It also mentions that the bridge was destroyed, but states the enemy was compelled to leave the trains and retire on approach of a large British force.

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