Present at Willow Grange, 23rd November 1899, Was heavily engaged at Colenso (see 2nd Queen's). Gained very great distinction for the efforts they made to rescue the guns of the 14th and 66th Batteries. Captain Reed got the VC, and 13 men were recommended for the distinguished conduct medal. One officer was killed, and 1 officer and 8 men wounded at Colenso. The battery accompanied Warren, and was in action near Spion Kop, 19th to 24th January 1900; was also at Vaal Krantz, and in the final and successful attempt at Colenso and Pieter's Hill. One man gained the distinguished conduct medal for excellent work on 22nd February. Took part in the advance to Volksrust. One officer was mentioned in General Buller's despatch "as a good horsemaster", perhaps the highest praise an artillery officer can get; but it might mean that his men were more adept in forage-stealing than their neighbours; but that also is praiseworthy. The battery was afterwards taken north, and was with Plumer and Paget (Lord Roberts' despatches of 10th October and 15th November 1900) when they captured the camp of Erasmus, September 1900 (see 1st West Riding), and was with Paget at Rhenoster Kop, 29th November 1900 (see same regiment).
Royal Field Artillery - 7th Battery
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