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15 The Earl was killed leading 60 men of his then regiment, the 12th Lancers, to try to take Boer guns at the battle of Diamond Hill (or Donkerhoek). This battle took place on the 11th and 12th of June and resulted in around 60 killed and 100 wounded. Previously he had taken part in colonial wars in Afghanistan (1878-9) and Sudan (1884-5)..

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