Private F. Neale was reported missing after Major Gough's Mounted Infantry was ambushed at Blood River Poort on 17.9.1901. What should have been a surprise attack by the British against Botha's Natal invasion force rapidly became an ineffectual defence against a charging Boer force of some 500 men. In an action that lasted just ten minutes, the British lost six Officers and 38 men killed or wounded and six Officers and 235 men missing. Lieutenant L. Price-Davies, King's Royal Rifle Corps, won the V.C. for trying to save the guns of 69th Battery in this action.