The reports by General Forestier Walker showed that in October 1899 this corps, strength 229, was embodied and was stationed at Barkly East, Cathcart, Molteno, and Indwe. When General Gatacre arrived they gave him great assistance, their local knowledge being invaluable. For some months their work was much akin to that of the Cape Mounted Rifles, the Kaffrarian Rifles, and Brabant's Horse. In several of the actions in the Dordrecht district the Frontier Mounted Rifles took a prominent share, and always did well. At Dordrecht, on 5th March, there was a severe engagement in which this regiment had 3 killed and 7 wounded.
When the Colony was invaded for a second time in November and December 1900, the Frontier Mounted Rifles again got opportunities of being of great use, and for the remainder of the campaign did much hard and valuable service.
The Mentions gained by the corps were as follows:—
LORD ROBERTS' DESPATCH: 2nd April 1901.—Lieutenants De Cergat, Gordon-Turner, A Milford, H Whittaker.