(See notes under 76th Battery).
One officer of the 81st was mentioned in the despatch of 31st March 1900 for gallant work on the way to Bloemfontein. In June 1900 had a good deal of fighting in the north of the Orange River Colony with the Boers who were then raiding the line (see Cameron Highlanders). Took part in the operations for surrounding Prinsloo. The work of the 81st Battery was frequently mentioned by General Hunter, particularly their services on 23rd July. In 1901 two guns were with Benson in the Eastern Transvaal. Two guns were for a time with Barton and other commanders in the Western Transvaal (despatch of 8th July and Cameron Highlanders). Two guns were in August and thereafter with General F W Kitchener north of the Delagoa line (see despatch of 8th September 1901).