Pongola Bosch, Transvaal, South Africa, 1901-10. Members of E Company, 5th Contingent, Victorian ...

Unit Victorian Mounted Rifles
Place Africa: South Africa, Transvaal
Accession Number P01866.006
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Appleby, Hubert Oliver
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Pongola Bosch, Transvaal, South Africa, 1901-10. Members of E Company, 5th Contingent, Victorian Mounted Rifles, in action against the Boers in front of the Pongola Bosch. The men have dismounted from their horses, which are being held at their rear, and have taken up position in a single line on the flat ground. From here, without the benefit of cover, they are firing their rifles at the enemy. The military column of which the Victorians formed a part captured 200 prisoners and 8,000 head of cattle in this operation. (Original print housed in P run in AWM Archive Store) (Donor M. Ewart)