(See notes under 83rd Battery).
In the beginning of November 1900 four guns of the 84th were in a column under Smith-Dorrien which had very severe fighting south of Belfast. By a gallop of two miles they helped to seize the key of the position (see Lord Roberts' telegram of 8th November and despatch of 15th November, paras 25, 26, and 27). In the first quarter of 1901 a portion of the battery was with Smith-Dorrien working south-east from Belfast to Piet Retief and Vryheid, and north again. Later in 1901 four guns were with a column under Colonel Douglas which did much good work in the Eastern Transvaal. Two guns were with Colonel Benson when he met with his disaster at Baakenlaagte on 30th October 1901 (see 2nd East Kent). The ridge on which the guns were placed was captured by the Boers, "and when our ambulance moved out after dark to collect the wounded the guns were removed by the enemy". Colonel Benson and Colonel Guinness were both killed at the guns. The section lost 7 killed and 20 wounded. According to all accounts, the gallantry of the gunners and of the mounted infantry who strove to hold the ridge could not have been exceeded. Seven non-commissioned officers and men of the battery were mentioned by Lord Kitchener in despatches for acts of gallantry almost all worthy of the 'Cross'.