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.
8 July 1900 - Sunday
Reveille as usual. Squadrons marched out at 7 a.m. leading horses, proceeded 4 miles to wagons which were outspanned at Kive Kive River, no running water. Doctor Kane came in at 10 a.m. and inspected sick. Fine clear morning. Frost on ground until 7.30 a.m.. Left camp at 3 p.m. pushed on to next camp 6 miles distance, arrived at 5 p.m., passed close to Fort Gibbs en route. This fort is square built on the summit of a round hill with very steep sides of bare rocks. The camp was close to the Latapani or Sanduli River. Read a paper to troops on Outpost Duty by day.
The contingent crossed the Kive Kive River which was empty. After passing Fort Gibbs, they marched onto their evening camp close to either the Latapani or Sanduli River. The contingent was given a lecture on outpost duty.
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Citation: New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, War Diary, 8 July 1900