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Note from "C" [Lord Crewe, earlier Lord Houghton, also Robert Milnes, Secretary of State for the Colonies], on the notepaper of the First Lord of the Treasury, to [WSC] in response to WSC's request for particulars of two Natal men, saying that he does not think he can do anything at the Colonial Office.Reply from [WSC] in which he says that he had promised "the wounded driver of the armoured train" that he would be honoured, and that the driver had saved 65 men from captivity. [A reference to an incident which took place during the Boer War near Ladysmith, South Africa, in 1899]. [WSC] adds that he had thought of trying to secure the Albert medal for the driver, and ends with an additional appeal for assistance.Reply from [Lord Crewe] that he will assist [WSC]. Handwritten in pencil.
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