Boer War Hunt : Day 5 :Naauwpoort : Part 1 : Old Historical Sept 22, 2013 3:59:47 GMT -5
Post by pierre on Sept 22, 2013 3:59:47 GMT -5
Boer War Hunt : Day 5 : A Freezing but Fabulous Day at Naauwpoort : Part 1 : Old Historical Pictures
Part 1 is only a few historical pictures taken in or near the Naauwpoort area that I have downloaded from various sources on the internet.
Soldiers of Colonel Porter with bayonets ready practicing to meet a Boer Cavalry charge,
Naauwpoort 13 December 1900 . (Boer War 5th Dragoon Guards at Naauwpoort photograph)
Boer War, South Africa, 1899-1902: Panorama of NAAUWPOORT
General Kelly-Kenny, dauntless British Commander of the 6th Divison inspecting Naauwpoort Camp', 1900 (c).
South Australian Infantry lined up for inspection by the General at Naauwpoort, South Africa
NAAUWPOORT JUNCTION : On the 19th Nov 1899, Gen. Wauchope carried out an order to reoccupy Naauwpoort Junction. With him went half of 2nd Black Watch, half a Btn of Berkshires 70 NSW Lancers and two 9-pounder muzzleloaders. Fortuitously the train carrying the 2nd Black Watch had just passed over a culvert when it was blown up by the Boers.
Whilst here the 2nd Black Watch built earthworks and made a reconnaissance towards Colesberg where the Boers were in force. On the 23rd November C Company, under Captain Cumming-Bruce, when acting as part of an escort to General French's reconstruction train, came under fire from some Boers near Arundel.
Half the Btn stayed at Naauwpoort whilst the other half arrived at Orange River station arriving around Nov 28th. Officer's claymores had been left along with all sporrans. To replace the sporran an apron of khaki drill was worn and all ranks carried the rifle.
See part 2 – our actual hunt at Naauwpoort posted below...