July 26th, 1900

Sergeant Beattie’s Brave Act.

Asked by a Windsor ‘Record’ reporter ‘What was the bravest deed you saw done in South Africa?’ Private Ernie Craig, who has returned from war, said; I think it was that of Sergt. Bert. Beattie, of Toronto. When Color-Sergeant Shrieve was wounded twice in the arm, Beattie was brave enough to carry his comrade across the fighting line. Both crossed without receiving further harm. It was one of those lucky escapes; but, nevertheless, a brave deed. Sergt. Beattie, the hero, afterwards died at Bloemfontein. He was the son of Mr. Wm. Beattie, Canadian representative of the ‘Scottish American.’

 

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