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.
6 July 1900 - Friday
Moved out at 6.55 a.m., arrived wagons on the Drinkwater at 8 a.m. distance 3¼ miles, abundance of good water and fuel. Telegraph line crosses road here. Kaffir Kraal and Stables, marched out at 2 p.m., arrived at camping ground distance 7 miles at 4 p.m.. Water very indifferent, fuel abundance. Squadrons arrived at 5 p.m.. Officers instructed in attack on a position by day and by night.
The column crosses the Drinkwater River and sees the native kraals. Night lecture is about attacking a position during day or night.
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Citation: New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, War Diary, 6 July 1900