Boer War journal written by an anonymous gunner [John Poole] in the Royal Artillery

Object Title

Boer War journal written by an anonymous gunner [John Poole] in the Royal Artillery

Boer War journal written by an anonymous gunner [John Poole] in the Royal Artillery

Date

1900

Reference

POOL 1

Level

File

Scope and Content

The journal gives an account of the voyage from England on board the Goth, stay in Cape Town and campaigning in the Orange Free State. The writer's unit was attached to the 6th Division, 12th Brigade, under the command of General Clement, for whom he acted as signaller, and was engaged in more or less continuous action from 28th June onwards

Extent

1 volume

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

Note book measuring 180 x 150mm , in total there are 158 pages with 21 lines to a page. Boards and front leaf are detached, one leaf is missing from the front and several leaves (probably blank) have been neatly extracted from the back. The front board is defective on one corner, fron and end leaves are soiled

Access Conditions

Open access

Administrative / Biographical History

The Goth sailed from Southampton on 31 March 1900 with 8 officers and 172 men of the 4th Gloucester Regiment, and 172 men of No. 6 Company East Division Royal Garrison Artillery under the command of Major A.B. Shute [London Times shipping list, 31 March and 2 April 1900]. She took on a further 19 officers and 395 men at Queenstown on 1 April 1900 [London Times shipping list3 April 1900].

Associations

Creator(s) John Poole