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Trooper Fred. Saxon-

The first man from amongst the 5,000 odd troops landed in Beira who has died was buried on Tuesday (June 1 9th) in the town cemetery. Trooper Frederick Saxon, of tha Fourth New Zealand contingent, arrived at Hospital Ship, suffering from pneumonia and dysentery and was left behind on the hospital hultc when his comrades went on to the front. After a long struggle he succumbed, despite every attention, on Tuesday morning. The funeral cortege started from the gates of the railway station, tho coffin being covered with the Union Jack and borne on a gun carriage. A firing party was in attendance from Colonel . Kelly's Victorians and a guard of honour from the same corps with their ■ Commanding Officer also formed into the precession, which was marshalled by Lieut. Mastermao, A. 8.0, All the ' officers of the Beira staff followed to the graveyard, and the British Consul headed a nuabei.' of the British inhabitants of the torn. The Portuguese guard were turned out as the barracks were passed, and saluted. The service was impressively read by H.B. Majesty's Consul, "Mr J. B. McMaster, and the usual volleys were fired and all military honours paid to the dead.

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Trooper Fred. Saxon Feilding Star, Volume XXII, Issue 49, 27 August 1900

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