This was a small body raised by Captain J A Warwick early in 1900, primarily for the class of work indicated by their name. They saw service in many parts of the seat of war.
After the relief of Kimberley they operated with Lord Methuen in the Boshof and Warrenton districts of the Orange River Colony. They accompanied that General eastwards towards Lindley, and saw some fighting there at the end of May and in June. Along with the remainder of Lord Methuen's column they were railed from Kroonstad to Krugersdorp in the Transvaal on 12th July, an advanced with him in a pursuit of De Wet northward to Olifant's Nek, where there was some fighting which Warwick's Scouts had two casualties.
After this the corps saw endless marching and skirmishing in the Western Transvaal.
On 16th February 1901 when operating with Lord Methuen, Captain Warwick was seriously wounded in the severe engagement a Hartebeestfontein.
Captain J. A. Warwick and Lieutenant H. Macandrew were both awarded the DSO for their services.
The Mentions gained by the corps were as follows:
LORD ROBERTS' DESPATCH: 2nd April 1901.—Captain J A Warwick, Lieutenant H Macandrew, Troopers Bentley, W G Froude, Irving (Froude and Irvin were subsequently designated as Imperial Yeomanry Scouts)
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