from "British Commanders in the Transvaal War 1899-1900"
published by W.D. & H.O. Wills Ltd:
SIR LESLIE RUNDLE,
Like General Sir Redvers Buller, is a Devonshire man, born at Newton
Abbot in 1856. He is one of the youngest generals commanding in the
present war, but has experienced considerable active service.
In the Zulu War of 1879 Lieut.-General Rundle's bravery gained for him
distinction. During the Boer War of 1881 he took part in the defence
of Potchefstroom, since which his time has been chiefly spent in service
in Egypt, successfully justifying his preferment, in the war of 1882,
the Nile Expedition of 1884-5, and the Soudan disturbances of 1885-7
In 1896 he received promotion to the rank of Major-General and during
Lord Kitchener's Khartoum Expedition of 1898, proved himself one of
the ablest of the staff.
On the formation of our forces for the South African campaign Lieut.-General
Rundle was appointed at the end of January, 1900, to the command of
the Eighth Division.