This book is a rarity: a detailed battalion log of a Regular Army unit in the Boer War. The 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment – the Prince of Wales’ Own – was in South Africa throughout most of the war – from October 1899 to August 1902 – and took part in some fierce fighting. The log gives an excellent impression of the battalion’s activities – on the march, in camp, in action and on garrison duty. With a nominal roll of casualties, this will be of absorbing interest to all Boer War buffs.
EXTRACT FROM DIGEST OF SERVICE OF THE 2nd BATTALION THE P.O.W. OWN (WEST YORKSHIRE REGT.) IN SOUTH AFRICA
Detailed daily log of the battalion’s activities from October 1899 to August 1902. A catalogue of skirmishes, patrols, and convoy work. Includes nominal roll of casualties.