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.
2nd August 1900 - Thursday
The Column marched out of Otter's Hoof at 7 a.m. at 7 a.m. proceeded for 9 miles and outspanned. I went on to Zeerust - some 12 miles - and arranged for 1 day's forage for the Supply Column and that 6 day's forage be sent on to await us at Eland's River.
Column arrived at 4.30 p.m.. Supplies issued - Supply Column refilled. Pace telling on mules and horses.
Departed Otter's Hoof and arrived at Zeerust. Six days' supplies awaiting the column at Elands River.
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Citation: New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, War Diary, 2 August 1900