Extract from A DIARY OF A SURGEON WITH THE BENIN PUNITIVE EXPEDITION' By FELIX N. ROTH, M.R.C.S., and L.R.C.P.
February 22nd.—At 8 a.m. the Admiral and staff left Benin City, with all their troops and wounded. They go down to Ologbo in easy stages, so as to give the latter every chance. Our black troops and officers lined the road through which the Admiral passed, and gave him three hearty cheers as he left with his men. Tomorrow the N.C.P. forces start their heavy work again. The king has to be followed and caught, the country opened, and the natives so influenced as to gain their submission. I cannot help closing this article without a word of praise for my black Accra boy, Charles Nartey. He is about eighteen years old. Throughout the expedition he behaved splendidly under fire. Although he was simply my own boy, Consul-General Sir Ralph Moor ordered me to put his name down for a medal and clasp, for behaving so well, and bringing in two wounded men under a heavy fire.
1) Bacon, R. H. Benin City of Blood, 1897
2) Bacon, R. Admiral Sir, Benin Expedition, A Naval Scrap-Book, First Part, 1877 – 1900: 197 – 207
3) Boisragon, A. The Benin Massacre,1897
4) Roth, H. L. 1903 appendix 11 cited Roth N. F. A DIARY OF A SURGEON WITH THE BENIN PUNITIVE EXPEDITION'