Topic: BW - NSW - NSWIB
New South Wales Imperial Bushmen
New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, War Diary, Sunday, 1 July 1900
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.
Head Quarter Staff Office
In Camp at Bulawayo
1st July 1900 Sunday
Reveille at 5.30 a.m. Troops marched off at 6.50 a.m. and marched 5 miles to next intermediate camp where the wagons which started at 4 a.m. had outspanned. Troops unsaddled horses which were fed, then turned out to graze under picket.
Captain Waldron conducted an examination into Stock of Provisions etc.
Left camp at 3 p.m., marched in at 4.15 distance 4 miles.
Country changing to better soil, basalt and trap, and plenty of water, sufficiency of fuel. Horses picketed amongst timber both sides of rope. Weather slightly warm.
After tea the Officers assembled at my fire and discussed reconnoitring patrols etc for an hour.
While this is a totally different letter to that which supplied the first instalment of the War Diary to Sydney, this entry appears to be a duplicate of an entry in the previous letter.
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Citation: New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, War Diary, 1 July 1900, new letter