Anglo-Boer War 2:  Fort Prospect, about fifteen kilometres east of Itala, is defended by about 80 men under Captain Rowley of

Thursday, 26 September 1901

Anglo-Boer War 2:  Fort Prospect, about fifteen kilometres east of Itala, is defended by about 80 men under Captain Rowley of the Dorsetshire Regiment when attacked by a burgher force under Cheere Emmett. A party of Zulu policemen under Sergeant Gumbi, outside the British lines at the time of the first attack, fights their way through to share in the defence, and the attack is repelled with their help.

References:
• Cloete: The Anglo-Boer War: a chronology

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