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OFFICIAL DESPATCHES. he War Office issued at six p.m. on Sunday the following despatch — From the General Commanding at Cape Town to the Secretary for War (received Sunday. 3-30 p.m.). Cape Town, Sunday, 12-20 p.m. Lord Methuen reports that he moved yester- day. 25th November, at 3-30 a.m.. with the 9th Brigade Mounted Corps, Naval Brigade, and two batteries of artillerv the Guards fol- lowing with the baggage. Twenty-five hundred Boers, with six guns and two machine-grins, opposed him near Grsusspan. The action commenced at 6 a.m. The batteries fired shrapnel very accurately till the heights seemed clear. Then the Naval Brigade and infantry assaulted. The fighting was desperate till 10 a.m., when the heights were carried. The Boers retreated on the line where the 9th Lancers were placed to intercept them. The result was not known at the time of telegraphing. The artiLery took immediate advantage of the enemy's retirement. Early in the action 500 Boers made an attack on the rear. The Guards' Brigade met this, and also protected the flanks. The Naval Brigade acted with greatest gallantry, and ha.s suffered heavily, but no par- ticulars are yet known. The enemy showed the greatest stubbornness, and must have suffered greatly. Twenty have been buried, and 31 killed and 48 wounded are known of. More than 50 horses have been found dead in one place. One battery fired 500 rounds. The force must halt one day at Grasspan to Test and replenish. The ammunition force worked splendidly, and are prepared to overcome any difficulty. The Naval Brigade, the Royal Marines, the 2nd Yorkshire Light Infarrtry, and the 1st North Lancashire especially distinguished themselves. Reg-arding- Thursday's fight. 81 Boers killed are accounted for. Sixty-four wagons were burnt. A large quantity of powder, 50,000 rounds of ammunition, and 750 shells were blown up. Albrecht commanded the Boer ar- tillery, and Dolivry was in chief oommand. NAVAL OFFICERS KILLED. lie Admiralty have received the following tele- gmrn-9 h Deeply regret to report that the following t have been killed in the action at Grasspan — Commander Ethelston, H.M.S. Powerful. Major Plumbe, Royal Marine Light Infantry, H.M.S. Doris. Captain Senior, Royal Marine Artillery, H.M.S. Monarch. Tho following severely wounded- Flag-Captain Prothero, H.M.S. Doris. The following wounded:- Lieutenant Jones, Royal Marine Light Infantry, «f.M.S. Doris. Other casualties not yet known. Commander De Horsey, H.M.S. Monarch, and Captain Morgan and Lieut. Wilson, Royal Marine Light Infantry, of the Monarch, have proceeded up country to join the Naval Brigade with Lord Methuen's force. KILLED. Add casualties. The following have been killed: C. A. E. Huddant, midshipman, H.M.S. Doris; Private John Boyle, Royal Marine Light Infantry (Plymouth), H.M.S. Dori,; A. B. Henry Hurst. R.M. Artillery: A. B. Sydney Austen, R.M. Artillery; Bombardier Alfred Bennett, R.M. Artillery; Private Frederick K. H. Radford. Royal Marine Light Infantry (Ply- mouth) zoll of H.M.S. Monarch: Privatp Hy. Greagsby (?). Private Henry Martin, Private (?) .Tohn (?) Metcalfe, Private Wm. H. Barnes, Pte. Alfred Brown, all of Portsmouth Division Royal Marine Light Infantry, attached to H.M.S. Powerful. Thirteen petty officers and seamen, seventy- six non-commissioned officers and men Royal Marines wounded, making a total of 105 casualties.

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