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MacMurrogh Kavanagh

By kind permission of Michael Purcell

MacMurrogh Kavanagh.

Carlow Sentinel, March 1902.

Major Charles T. MacMurrogh Kavanagh.

Amongst the best and bravest of officers now engaged in the South African war, Carlow can claim many who have nobly fought and bled - some to death-for King and country. From time to time we have with pride referred to deeds of daring performed by our county men, and it gives us pleasure to add another to the illustrious role.

We find in recent dispatches that Major MacMurrogh Kavanagh, 10th Hussars, has been mentioned for distinguished services.

The gallant young officer - son of the late Arthur MacMurrogh Kavanagh, H.M.L. for County Carlow - on the 9th April captured six prisoners at Van Rhyns Dorp, and on the 14th followed up his success by surprising Bowers langer (?). The 10th Hussars charged wounding three Boers with their swords.

Eleven prisoners, 33 horses and 10 mules had already been captured.

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.


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