This story appeared in the magazine supplement of The New York Times on Sunday, April 27, 1902. One can only presume it is true. It was written long before the days of politically correct journalism and should be read in that context. No offence is meant by republishing it here, 110 1/2 years later. I am posting it because I find it highly amusing, that's all.
Julian Ralph (born Newark, May 27, 1853; died New York City January 20, 1903) was an American war correspondent. He worked for the New York Sun and was China correspondent for Harper's Weekly during the First Sino-Japanese War from 1894.
Archibald Forbes (born Morayshire, Scotland, April 17, 1838; died London, March 30, 1900) was a British war correspondent, who worked for the Morning Advisor and the Daily News.
A daredevil typewriting war correspondent would fit the bill for Winston Churchill, but it wasn't him. Churchill is seen above (circled) in a group of correspondents who covered the Boer War.
It is also unlikely to have been Rudyard Kipling, seen above right, since Kipling didn't like typewriters. He might have done if one had saved his life. Here's that story: