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Catalogue 42 Anglo-boer War #10004/1

Fleming (Major A.D.)

RECORD OF THE FIRST VOLUNTEER SERVICE COMPANY, THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1900 - 1901

By Major A.D. Fleming who commanded the company.

Published: Birmingham, 1907

Stock Number: #10004/1

Price: R12,500

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66, (ii index), pages, tall 8vo (255 x 180 mm), frontispiece photographs of the Company at Cape Town 1900, (taken at Green Point with Table Mountain in the background), 14 plates, red leather spine and red cloth sides over bevelled boards, titled gilt on the upper cover, patterned endpapers with a presentation bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper presenting this copy to Private A. Heaton signed by Major Fleming and dated 9th Feb. 1907 (Heaton is listed in the nominal roll), uncut page edges, a very good copy.

A South African Bibliography and Hackett (R.G.) South African War Books, an Illustrated Bibliography, page 77 (illustrated), 'The volunteers arrived at Cape Town in March 1900. During an active campaign of thirteen months they took part in operations in Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal. The Company moved north from Bloemfontein with the 11th Division in May 1900. In Transvaal, between June 4 and Aug. 26, the Warwicks were in action at Six Mile Spruit, Diamond Hill and Belfast. They were later employed along the Pretoria ? Koomati Poort rail line between Balmoral and Waterval Boven. By December the volunteers were stationed in Cape Colony in the vicinity of Bethulie Bridge. In March they move to Bethulie town in the Orange River Colony, where they formed part of the garrison for a brief period prior to returning home in April 1901. A calendar of event and nominal roll are included.'