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.
Copies sent to "Telegraph" and "Morning Herald", 19.9.00.
Headquarter Staff Officer
11th August 1900
The Assistand Quartermaster General
I have the honour to report that on the 30th July I was appointed as Supply Officer to the 2nd Brigade of General Carrington's Division which marched out on the 1st inst. to relieve Colonel Hore's detachment at Elands River. The supplies taken with the Brigade were as follows viz:
On the man -
The unexpended portion of his day's ration - ½ day
One day's ration viz 1 tin Moiro Army and Navy ration and 1 lb biscuit - 1 day
One emergency ration - 1 day
Carried on Squadron Wagons
Two day's ration for each man - 2 days
Carried forward - 4½ days.
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: War Diary, 10 August 1900
Citation: New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, Letter, 11 August 1900, page 1.