Contingent

Officers

Men

Arrived in SA

Left SA

1st Contingent NZ Mounted Rifles and Hotchkiss Gun Detachment

9

206

Nov 1899

Nov 1900

2nd Contingent

11

247

Feb 1900

Mar 1901

3rd Contingent

12

252

Mar 1900

Mar 1901

4th Contingent

20

446

Apr 1900

May 1901

5th Contingent (Imperial Bushmen)
Reserves

24
3

500
68

Apr 1900
Apr 1900

May 1901
May 1901

6th Contingent

27

551

Feb 1901
May 1902

 

7th Contingent

28

572

May 1901

Jul 1902 (part)

8th Contingent
(Details)

45
8

951
192

Mar 1902
Mar 1902

Jul 1902

9th Contingent

48

1,028

Apr 1902

Jul 1902

10th Contingent
(Details)

45
7

961
155

May 1902
May 1902

Jul 1902
Jul 1902

Total

287

6,129

 

 

 

New Zealand contingents:

Casualties (officers): 7 KIA, 4 DOD, 26 wounded, 2 missing/prisoner

Casualties (men): 78 KIA, 87 DOD, 176 wounded, 41 missing/prisoner

A database of all New Zealand recipients can be found at http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introduction,


The Honours and Awards gained by the New Zealanders were as follows:

Farrier Major W J Hardham, 4th New Zealand Contingent, gained the Victoria Cross on 28th January 1901 near Naauwpoort.  This non-commissioned officer was with a section which was extended, and hotly engaged with a party of about 20 Boers.  Just before the force commenced to retire Trooper M'Crae was wounded and his horse killed; Farrier-Sergeant Hardham at once went, under a heavy fire, to his assistance, dismounted, and placed him on his own horse, and ran alongside until he had guided him to a place of safety.

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 Surname   Forename   No   Rank   Notes 
AbbottFrederick WilliamMajorABBOTT, FREDERICK WILLIAM, Major, was born in Devonshire in 1865.  He joined the New Zealand Volunteers, as Lieutenant, in 1898, and was promoted Captain in the same year; Major in 1901, and Lieutenant Colonel in 1902.  He served in South Africa, 1900-2, with the 5th, 7th and 9th New Zealand Contingents, taking part in operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, August to 29 November 1900; operations in the Transvaal, 30 November 1900 to July 1901; August to December 1901, and April to 31 May 1902; operations in the Orange River Colony, July to August 1901, and December 1901 to April, 1902; operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal, September and October 1901.  He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Frederick William Abbott, Major, New Zealand Forces.  In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".  He received the New Zealand Veterans' Medal.  Lieutenant Colonel Abbott married Annie E, daughter of Patrick Grant Ritchie, of Wellington, New Zealand.  He died about 1917.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
AbbottHArtillery
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
AllanDArtillery
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AllenAArtillery
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AppletonJReserves
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ArmerGArtillery
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ArnotW OArtillery
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AtkinsA AArtillery
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AytonH RArtillery
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BaddileyA GArtillery
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