Topic: BW - NSW - NSWIB
New South Wales Imperial Bushmen
New South Wales Imperial Bushmen War Diary, 17 August 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.
17 Aug 1900 - Friday
Column moved out of Otto's Hoop in the direction of Zeerust at 6.30 a.m. with complete convoy of 51 ox wagons, 7 steam trains, besides the Brigade Supply Columns and Regimental Transport. Halted at 11 a.m. issued supplies. Inspanned at 4 p.m.. Moved on another mile. Camped for night. Coninually engaged. 15 Casualties.
The column is attacked while moving from Ottoshoop to Zeerust resulting in 15 casualties. Interesting to note that steam traction vehicles were used by the supply column.
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Citation: New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, War Diary, 17 August 1900