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    Cpl Dawson and Tpr Meyer of the Carnarvon DMT rode out to Zeekoegat in the district, unaware that 40 Boer Rebels under Comdt J C Naude had off-saddled there.


    Shots were exchanged, Dawson was mortally wounded, and Meyer was captured. Both men were stripped, although Meyer was allowed to keep his boots.


    The farm-owner, Mr van Heerden, arrived and was asked by Dawson to pray for him as he was dying. Dawson’s ring was given to Meyer to hand over to a friend.


    After the Boers left, Van Heerden took Dawson’s body to Carnarvon for burial.

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