Topic: BW - NSW - NSWIB
New South Wales Imperial Bushmen
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.
Brought forward - 4½ days
And in the Supply Column - 2 days
Total rations - 6½ days
The forage was distributed as under
On each horse - 1 day
In the Squadron wagons - 2 days
In the Supply Column - 2 days
Total - 5 days
The scale of forage was -
Horse - 12 lb oats, and
For each mule 10 lb mealies
The following is a copy of my diary which was entered up at the time.
Miller reports that he was appointed Supply Officer for General Carrington's Division. He marched with the column to Elands River. He lists out the daily rations carried by each man and the Squadron.
Previous: Letter, 11 August 1900, page 1.
Citation: New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, Letter, 11 August 1900, page 2.