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South Wales Borderers


Published: Devonport, No date (circa 1902)

Stock Number: #5803/3

Price: R7,500


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125 pages, 12 mo (140 x 110 mm), folding batttle plan (the action at Karree) as frontispiece - Boer and British positions outlined in blue and red, original white and dark green cloth, regimental crest in gilt on upper cover. Swiss & Co., Army Printers, 111 and 112 Fore Street

A South African Bibliographyvolume 2 page 411: One copy listed. Hackett ( R.G.)SOuth African War Books, an Illustrated Bibliography Boer War Books, page 77: 'Campaign record from October 11th, 1899 to May 31st, 1902. The Battalion joined Lord Roberts' force at Ramdam in February 1900 and took part in subsequent operations to the fall of Pretoria. In the Transvaal the 2nd Batt. engaged in column work and garrison duties mainly in the south-western sector. The Borderers were the main part of a detachment forced to surrender at Modderfontein, of which action a full account is given. The record includes a summary of services of the Mounted Infantry sections, lists of casualties, deaths from disease, names of officers on active service and a list of honours and awards gained.'