Found in the Grahamstown Journal (South Africa) for 12 June 1883:

The following is from the Harrismith Chronicle: It has seldom come under our notice to narrate such a sad event as transpired in our district a few days back. Such things are often pictured in fiction, and the height of colouring lends to them a dramatic effect. But this case in point is colourless, and the pure facts will speak for themselves. On Saturday May 19 all that remained of an Englishman was brought into the town and handed over to the Landdrost or authorities. From information we have gleaned, George HARRIS left his home, in the south of Cornwall, in July 1881. After being newly married to a young wife, he was compelled, through failing health, to break up his happy home and sail to more genial climes. He chose South Africa; and on arrival at the Cape he was recommended to try the Free State, where he eventually reached. We learn that he last sojourned at Heilbron, and from letters he received from his wife (who had since given birth to a daughter) he was desirous to return home again. The wife was naturally anxious for his return, and looked forward to a happy meeting, when she could show him their child, about which she said that the word “Dada” was constantly on its lips. Fate, however, ordained otherwise. Only a few miles from town the unfortunate man grew worse, and eventually became victim to that most insidious of diseases – consumption: and, amongst strange yet feeling Dutchmen – whose language he understood not – yet whose kindness he appreciated, he breathed his last many miles from his native home and all those who were near and dear to him. Our authorities deserve credit for the manner in which the last respects to the unfortunate Englishman were carried out. On the deceased were found several letters, and about £24, watch and chain, which, along with a portmanteau, the Landdrost with the kind assistance of the Union Company will see they are forwarded to the proper quarter.