THE 2nd Battalion sailed on the Assaye about 4th January 1900, and arrived at the Cape about the 23rd.

Along with the 2nd Norfolk Regiment, 1st KOSB, and 2nd Lincolns, they formed the 14th Brigade under Brigadier General Chermside, and part of the VIIth Division commanded by Lieutenant General Tucker. The work of the brigade and division is sketched under the 2nd Norfolk Regiment.

At Karee Siding on 29th March 1900 the battalion's losses were 1 officer and 11 men wounded. The battalion had no heavy fighting in the advance to Pretoria. After the occupation of the capital the 14th Brigade was detailed to garrison the city and neighbourhood.

The battalion was present at the ceremony of proclaiming the annexation of the Transvaal on 25th October 1900.

Eleven officers and 13 non-commissioned officers and men were mentioned in Lord Roberts' final despatch.

During the latter part of the campaign the battalion was chiefly employed on garrison duty in the Transvaal, being for some time at the much-to-be-avoided Koomati Poort. They also held other posts near the eastern border. They had no costly fighting, but by a railway accident near Barberton on 30th March 1902 they had the grievous misfortune to lose 40 men killed and about 50 injured.

The Mounted Infantry company, acting with Colonel Pulteney and General Plumer, was present at the action of Onverwachte, Volksrust district, on 4th January 1902, when the Boers, who had been retiring during the forenoon, suddenly turned and attacked the advance-guard when at their dinners. The company held their ground well against an overwhelming force until assistance came up. Their losses were 7 killed and 1 officer and about 4 men wounded.

In Lord Kitchener's final despatch 4 officers and 4 non-commissioned officers were mentioned.

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 Surname   Forename/inits   Regimental no   Rank   Notes 
AldermanC5095PrivateDied of disease. Barberton, 18 September 1901
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AldermanC / E5095Private2nd Battalion
Demise: Died of disease 18 Sep 1901
Place: Barberton
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
AndrewsA5625Lance CorporalInjured. Near Barberton, 30 March 1902
2nd Battalion. Railway accident
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
ArnellAPrivate2nd Battalion
Demise: Died
Place: Unknown
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
ArthursW256PrivateInjured. Near Barberton, 30 March 1902
2nd Battalion. Railway accident. Volunteer Company
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AveryC J264PrivateInjured. Near Barberton, 30 March 1902
2nd Battalion. Railway accident. Volunteer Company
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AylettS1420Private2nd Battalion
Demise: Died of disease 09 Jun 1900
Place: Pretoria
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
AylettS1420PrivateDied of disease. Pretoria, 10 June 1900
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AyresW5569PrivateMissing in action. Waterpan, 31 January 1901
MI. Rejoined
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
BaileyE9386Private3rd Battalion
Demise: Killed accidentally on railway 30 Mar 1902
Place: Barberton Nr
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
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