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The 2nd Battalion of the South Wales Borderers was ordered out to South Africa in December 1899. The Battalion joined Brigadier-General Wavell's 15th Brigade as part of General Sir Charles Tucker's Seventh Division.
The South Wales Borderers first action took place on the 29th March 1900 at the Battle of Karee, where the regiment sustained severe casualties. From Karee, on the 3rd May, the South Wales Borderers marched on towards Pretoria. On June 10th 1900 a small British force consisting of the 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers and the Shropshire Light Infantry under Lord Kitchener took part in theRelief Of Rhenoster Railway Station, which had been surrounded by 1400 Boers.
The casualties of the 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers amounted to 34 killed and 98 wounded during their tour of South Africa.
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