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The 1st Battalion sailed on the Aurania on 18th March 1900, and arrived at the Cape about 9th April.  Along with the 1st Worcestershire, 2nd Royal West Kent, and 2nd Manchester, they formed the 17th Brigade under Major General Boyes and part of the VIIIth Division under General Sir Leslie Rundle.  The work of the division has been briefly sketched under the 2nd Grenadier Guards.

The battalion was not engaged in any big battle, and, like the rest of Rundle's force, had few opportunities of earning distinction, although their long stay in the north-east of the Orange River Colony was attended by every conceivable hardship, and constant vigilance was an imperious necessity.

Eleven officers and 13 non-commissioned officers and men were mentioned in Lord Roberts' final despatch.  During the latter phases of the war 2 officers and 3 men were mentioned by Lord Kitchener in despatches, and in his final or supplementary despatch the names of 4 officers and 3 non-commissioned officers were added.

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 Surname   Forename/inits   Regimental no   Rank   Notes 
AllenJ2797Lance CorporalSlightly wounded. Crocodile River (Eland's Drift), 29 June 1901
MI
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AllenR1582SergeantPrisoner. Winburg, 10 June 1901
MI
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AnkrettH4218PrivateSeverely wounded. Tweefontein, 14 March 1902
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
ArmstrongG4528Private4th Battalion
Demise: Died of disease 30 May 1900
Place: Boshof
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
ArmstrongG4528PrivateDied of disease. Boshof, 30 May 1900
4th Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AshfordH4520Private1st Battalion
Demise: Died of disease - enteric fever 30 Dec 1900
Place: Mooi River
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
AshfordH4520PrivateDied of disease. Mooi River, 30 December 1900
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AshmoreA4633PrivateSeverely wounded. Thabu N'chu, 29 April 1900
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AstburyT4988PrivateSeverely wounded. General's Nek, 18 February 1901
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AtkinsK7071PrivatePrisoner. Tweefontein, 25 December 1901
1st Battalion. Released
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
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