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.
Miller and the supply column flee while being under attack by the Boers. Rations are short for the men but the column arrives safely to Zeerust. New stores are sought for the men's rations.
6th August 1900 - [Sunday]
In Camp. Rations practically exhausted. Stock now consists of 480 lb biscuit and 350 lb meat for 1,500 men.
11 a.m. Enemy reported on our left flank - Convoy consists now of 150 wagons, 30 Scotch carts, 6 ambulance wagons, 6 water carts - covering two miles in depth. Engaged the enemy - drove him out - passed the Convoy safely although he had attacked our rear and threatened our centre before the whole column was in motion. Arrived at Zeerust - 26 miles at 3.30 a.m. of the 7th August.
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Citation: New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, War Diary, 6 August 1900