This corps, about 3 squadrons strong, was raised in December 1900, and was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel F J Warren, who had already seen service in other Colonial regiments.
Warren's MI were in the western district of Cape Colony in April 1901, and the despatch of 8th July 1901 shows that in May and following months 2 squadrons were attached to the column commanded by Colonel Henniker, afterwards by Colonel Doran, the principal work of which was to pursue scattered commandos. Sometimes a few prisoners were taken, but the corps do not seem to have been in any satisfactory stand-up fight.
Captain Bates was wounded at Oorlogspruit on 8th June, Lieutenant J T Jansen and Sergeant Pearson were killed at Platt Drift on 15th June, and there were some other slight casualties at different times. The whole of the war service of the corps was in Cape Colony.
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