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Image from page 340 of “South Africa and the Transvaal War” (1900)
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Title: South Africa and the Transvaal War
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Creswicke, Louis
Subjects: South African War, 1899-1902
Publisher: Edinburgh T.C. & E.C. Jack
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto
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able to do this, but they did keep the Boer guns employed, luckily forus. We started off at 8.30 P.M., and got to the foot of our hill about 2 A.M.The Royal Irish Fusiliers were in front, then the battery and S.A.A. mules,and last ourselves. The Royal Irish Fusiliers had got part way up the hill—a very steep one—when three mounted Boers galloped down amid clouds ofdust, rolling stones, &c. They started off the battery and S.A.A. mules, theBoers firing as they passed. The mules cut right through the regiment, andall was chaos for a time. It was pitch dark, and the noise of the mules and the loads and the storesfalling about was enough to put any one off. Several men were hurt, somegot in next day, some are missing.—Part of Stayners, Fyffes, and my com-pany were cut off from the rest altogether, and when we got them in some sortof order, we had quite lost the rest of the column. The orders were to pushon, no matter what happened, and every one left to look out for himself. 48
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GENERAL JOUBERT. Photo by Elliott & Fry, London. The Disaster of Nicholsons Nek After some time trying to find the path, we came across a straggler, who toldus which way the regiment had gone, and eventually we found them on thetop of a hill. We were ordered, as soon as we got on the hill, to put upsangars, which we worked at by the light of a very small moon till daylight.Then the Boers began on us all round, not very many, till about half-pasteight. From then till 2.30 the fire was hot, and hottest at 2.30, when ourammunition being almost down and the fire devilish from all sides, we had togive in. I got a grazing shot on my left hand and a bullet in my right forearmearly (about 8.30 A.M., and two more grazers—right thigh and left elbow)—later, finally, a bullet from behind through the right shoulder about a quarter ofan hour before the end. I dont know who gave the order to Cease fire,The firing could not have gone on five minutes more on our side for want ofammunition, and
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