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\'9176 I.Y.\'[Sturrock (J.P.)]

THE FIFES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Published: Cupar-Fife, A. Westwood & Son, 1903

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Being a History of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in the South African War, 1900-1901.

197 pages, frotispiece portrait, 7 plates, 4 illustrations and sketch maps in the text, original pictorial khaki cloth gilt, maroon endpaper with a bookplate on the front paste-down, a very good copy.

Hackett, South African War Books, page ix, \'The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry served as 20th Company Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa from April 1900 to June 1901. The Fifes served under various commanders including Generals Hunter, Hutton, Clements and Cunningham. In December 1900 the 20th Co. was part of Clement\'s force attacked at Nooitgedacht The British sustained heavy casualties and the Fife yeomanry were reduced to half strength. The remnant joined General Cunningham\'s force to the end of January 1901 and was then attached to Col. Benson\'s column in south western Transvaal. In April 1901 the Fifes regrouped. A new contingent joined at Bloemfontein bringing them up to full strength. The Company, now about 150 strong, joined Col. Pilcher\'s column operating in Orange River Colony. In late May 1901 the members of the original 20th Co. returned home. The volume contains a nominal roll and campaign itinerary.\'

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8vo (225 x 145 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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