The Great War

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By the beginning of October, 1914, the German West African Colony, the Cameroons, was virtually captured. Wireless stations no longer existed, and the coast was in British hands, while the enemy were compelled to carry on defensive warfare in difficult country in the interior. On November 17th, with a party of thirteen native soldiers, Captain John Fitzhardinge Paul Butler, of the King's Royal Rifle Corps, who was attached to the Pioneer Company, Gold Coast Regiment, West African Frontier Force, advanced into the thick bush and attacked the enemy. Though the latter were much superior in numbers, being about one hundred strong, including several Europeans, Captain Butler and his party defeated them, capturing a machine-gun and many loads of ammunition