Topic: BW - NSW - NSWIB
New South Wales Imperial Bushmen
War Diary, 28 June 1900
The campsite was bleak with little available firewood to allow the men to undertake cooking or boiling a pot for a cupt of tea. The plains were open and exposed to all the elements. The men were suffering from malaria, colds and diarrhoea. While the regiment attempted to keep up the standard routine, the loss of many men to illness meant that the load was shared amongst less and less fit men. Things were not going very well at this stage of the campaign due to poor provisions and medical supplies.
Citation: New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, War Diary, 28 June 1900