Within a few days of the announcement of the death of Major-General Abadie comes the report of the death of his son. Major Eustace Abadie, of the 9th Lancers, actually fell at Messines in October last, but the news has only just become known. Major Abadie had been seventeen years in the Army, and served with great distinction in the South African war. He participated in the advance on and relief of Kimberley, and was present at Belmont, Enslin, Magersfontein, Paardeberg, Dreifontein, and numerous other engagements, including those near Johannesburg and Pretoria. For his services in this campaign he was mentioned in despatches, awarded the Queen's medal with eight clasps, and the King's medal with two clasps, and given the D.S.O.
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