Was on the lines of communication for a time, then took part in the rush to Kimberley and General French's other work up to the occupation of Pretoria. G and P accompanied Broadwood in the ride from Kimberley to Koodoesrand Drift, and the first shell which fell among the waggons in the drift and spread consternation through Cronje's commandos was fired by P Battery. Was with Clements in the action at Nooitgedacht, 13th December 1900, helping greatly to retrieve disaster, and getting away their guns with difficulty. Was afterwards with Cunningham and French driving the enemy out of that district. Two guns were with Rawlinson in Western Transvaal, and two guns with Colonel Hickie, also in the Western Transvaal (despatch of 8th July 1901). One officer and 4 non-commissioned officers were mentioned in Lord Kitchener's despatch of 8th March 1901, presumably for good work at Nooitgedacht, but the cause is not given.
Royal Horse Artillery - P Battery
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