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Along with the 73rd formed Colonel Parson's Brigade Division, acting with Lyttelton and Hart at Colenso—that is, on the left centre.  Both batteries did excellent work, and did much towards extricating Hart's brigade when they got pushed into the loop of the Tugela (see 2nd Queen's).  Thereafter these batteries moved to the right to endeavour to reduce the fire from the Boer centre, which had overpowered the 14th and 66th.  The 64th was at Venter's Spruit, part of the time on the left, was in the action at Vaal Krantz, and in the last fourteen days' fighting prior to the relief.  The 7th and 64th both did great service in the taking of the Monte Cristo-Hlangwane position.  One officer was mentioned in the despatch of 30th March.  The battery accompanied General Buller in his northern advance to Volksrust, and was mentioned as doing good work in the Helpmakaar turning movement.  They also did well at Alleman's Nek.  In General Buller's final despatch 1 officer was mentioned.  In 1901 the battery, like practically all others, was split up, and operated under Brigadier General Gilbert Hamilton and other commanders in the Transvaal and the north of the Orange River Colony (Lord Kitchener's despatch of 8th July 1901).

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 Surname   Forename/inits   Regimental no   Rank   Notes 
AhernJ 9657Bombardier Died of dysentery at Charlestown. 1 Sep 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 23 line 41
AhernJ9657Bombaridier WheelerDemise: Died of disease - dysentery 01 Sep 1900
Place: Charlestown
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
BarkerP E 18706CorporalDied of enteric at Chieveley. 20 Dec 1899.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 23 line 29
BarkerP E18706CorporalDemise: Died of disease - enteric fever 20-12-1899
Place: Chieveley
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
BassettW34603GunnerDemise: Died of disease 02 Jan 1901
Place: Standerton
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
BassettW34603GunnerDied of disease. Standerton, 2 January 1901
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
BradenH42643BQMSSource: DCM recipients
CharlesworthS D6178SergeantSource: DCM recipients
ChoatF J 71878Sergeant Died of enteric at Pietermaritzburg. 17 Feb 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 23 line 42
ChoatF J71878SergeantDemise: Died of disease - enteric fever 17 Feb 1900
Place: Pmburg
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
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