A howitzer battery.
Was for a time in the Rensburg-Colesberg district. Thereafter, early in 1900, was taken to the Warrenton-Boshof district, and afterwards farther east. Was in numerous engagements under Lord Methuen. A section accompanied him in the pursuit of De Wet in August 1900, and long remained with him operating in the Western Transvaal (Lord Roberts' despatch of 10th October 1900, paras 22 and 39). In 1901 one gun was with Major General Babington in South-West Transvaal, one with Colonel Rawlinson's column, and one with Brigadier General Dixon, being with him in the fierce fight at Vlakfontein (see 1st Derbyshire Regiment). Part of the battery was for a time in 1901 operating in Cape Colony to assist in repelling the Boer invasion. In 1902 was part of a battalion of Mounted Rifles (see 87th Battery). One man was mentioned for, "as a mounted rifleman, volunteering to carry a message through heavy fire".
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