The Fifes in South Africa: being a history of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in the South African War, 1900-1901

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A. Westwood, 1903 - South African War, 1899-1902 - 197 pages
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Page 168 - Thou'rt welcome to it dearly ! For gold the merchant ploughs the main, The farmer ploughs the manor ; But glory is the sodger's prize ; The sodger's wealth is...
Page 4 - I therein would have found issue. Hear me profess sincerely : had I a dozen sons, each in my love alike, and none less dear than thine and my good Marcius, I had rather had eleven die nobly for their country than one voluptuously surfeit out of action.
Page 2 - ... December, 1899: — 1. Her Majesty's Government have decided to raise for service in South Africa a Mounted Infantry force, to be named " The Imperial Yeomanry." 2. The force will be recruited from the Yeomanry, but Volunteers and civilians who may possess the requisite qualifications (as given below) will be specially enrolled in the Yeomanry for this purpose. 3. The force will be organised in companies of 115 rank and file, five officers being allotted to each company — viz., one captain...
Page 2 - ... qualifications (as given below) will be specially enrolled in the Yeomanry for this purpose. 3. The force will be organised in companies of 115 rank and file, five officers being allotted to each company — viz., one captain and four subalterns, preference being given to Yeomanry officers. 4. The...
Page 2 - The term of enlistment for officers and mert will be for one year, or for not less than the period of the war. 5. The officers and men will bring their own horses, clothing, saddlery, and accoutrements. Arms and ammunition, camp equipment, and regimental transport will be provided by Government. 6. The men will be dressed in Norfolk jackets, of woollen material of neutral colour, breeches and gaiters, lace boots, and felt hats. Strict uniformity of pattern will not be insisted upon.
Page 167 - ... sufficiently and quite recently explained in the Lives of the great Marlborough, and the greater Wellington. Instead of giving a preface, I will merely offer, on the present occasion, as brief mottoes, two passages from the Parliamentary Speeches of two distinguished, Englishhearted orators and statesmen. "A state of war is, in itself, a state of evil. We wish not for it ; we would fain avoid it ; we would be at peace, could we so be with honour and security to ourselves. But, whether at war...
Page 167 - ... Englishhearted orators and statesmen. "A state of war is, in itself, a state of evil. We wish not for it ; we would fain avoid it ; we would be at peace, could we so be with honour and security to ourselves. But, whether at war or in the most profound peace, let us never neglect to encourage and maintain a military aptitude and spirit in the people. History teaches us that, in all nations and times, the extinction of this spirit has been rapidly followed by the loss of every other national virtue.
Page 59 - County, who had the misfortune to fall into the hands of the enemy and to suffer twelve months imprisonment at Albany before he could obtain his discharge.
Page iii - JP (9176 IY). The Fifes in South Africa Being a History of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in the South African War, 1900-1901.
Page 3 - ... insisted on. 7. The pay will be at cavalry rates, with a capitation grant for horses, clothing, saddles, and accoutrements. All ranks will receive rations from date of joining. Gratuities and allowances will be those laid down in Special Army Order of loth May, 1899.

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