Wednesday 29th November

Today a gloom is cast over the town.   Everything is quiet & nothing is talked about except the death of Lieut. Col. Scott Turner & his men, he was certainly a splendid fellow & all the troops spoke highly of  him.   The funerals took place late this afternoon, 21 poor fellows were buried at one time. It was an un...[?] sight seeing the town wagons which were used as ambulance wagons conveying the dead & the numbers of carriages & carts that followed.   I have seen a many Military funerals at home but I shall never forget this.

28th November 1899

3rd December 1899