Topic: BW - NSW - NSWIB
New South Wales Imperial Bushmen
New South Wales Imperial Bushmen War Diary, 2 July 1900
This is an extract from the War Diary written by Major David Miller, Adjutant of the New South Wales Imperial Bushmen who arrived in the Mozambique port of Biera and then moved to Rhodesia as part of the journey for deployment in South Africa to see action in the Boer War.
2 July 1900 - Monday
Reveille at 5.30 a.m.. Troops marched out at 7 a.m. and marched leading horses which carried men's blankets and their own rugs, arriving at wagons at 8.50 a.m. distance 4½ miles. Lieutenant Thomas sent on by Captain Waldron to ensure supplies of grain etc being ready at Enkledoorn from the Range. Marched out of camp at 3, arrived at Enkledoorn 2½ miles at 3.30 p.m., camped for night. Replenished grain by 14,000 lbs of mealies. Conductor of Transport complained of extra loading. Found "C" Squadron with Major Le Mesurier encamped at same place. Water for drinking purposes very short. Enkledoorn is a Dutch Town of some 300 inhabitants, 2 hotels, 2 stores, Post and Telegraph Office, Magistrate, Inspector of Police with a detachment of Police in hut barracks. Lions reported to be numerous. Crocodiles in water holes, men warned accordingly.
While this is a totally different letter to that which supplied the first instalment of the War Diary to Sydney, this entry appears to be a duplicate of an entry in the previous letter.
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Citation: New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, War Diary, 2 July 1900, new letter