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The 4th contingent, one squadron, commanded by Major J Rose, sailed on the Manhattan on 7th May 1900, and after having touched at Beira and Durban, landed at Port Elizabeth on 19th June. They were at once taken to the Kroonstad district of the Orange River Colony, where, on 23rd June, they joined a force under Colonel Brookfield which was to see some very severe fighting in the ensuing three weeks. In the action of Barkin or Baken Kop, 3rd July, Major Rose was wounded. This action is referred to under the 4th South Australian Contingent, with whom this contingent did over a year's hard campaigning. These two contingents, along with the 4th Tasmanians, formed what was known as the 4th Imperial Bushmen, and some notes of the very fine work of the regiment are to be found under that heading. While the 4th Imperial Bushmen operated with Plumer in Cape Colony, and in the north of and east of the Transvaal, this squadron had casualties on various occasions.

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AndersonArthur William Hall2PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
AndersonNorman McLeod86PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
ArundellEdward William58BuglerSource: OZ-Boer database
AtkinsonWilliam15PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
BaptieJames62PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
BarnesCharles AlbertLieutenantSource: OZ-Boer database
BellThomas30PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
BellchambersWalter71PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
BensonRichard Moore51SergeantSource: OZ-Boer database
BownArchibald J117PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
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