The Old and the Bold

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PLACE



Kajiado






























































Magadi Junc

Ulu. (5251ft.)


Ulu

Kiu.

(4861ft.)

Sultan Hamud

(4024ft.)

Simba

(3343ft.)

Makindu

(3277ft.)

Ndi

(1908 ft.)

Voi









Maktau

































Bura


DATE


1915

1 July

2 July



3 July

4 July

5 July

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7 July

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16 August

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28 August


29 August

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5 September

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11 September


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27 September


28 September

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1 October

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3 December

SUMMARY OF EVENTS AND INFORMATION



Usual Parades and Camp Duties.

   "          "         "       "         "    .  Capt. Smith D.S.O., and Lt. Dartnell arrived with 34 Rank and File and 22 Porters, on completion of Machine Gun Course at Nairobi.  Lt. R. A. Ford & 143 R & F arrived from Nairobi on completion of Musketry course.  Lt. Jones & 20 R & F proceeded to Lenderut.

Usual Parades and Camp Duties.

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   "          "         "       "         "     .  60 African Porters arrived for Bomb Battery.

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   "          "         "       "         "     .  Lieut. Jones and 20 R & F returned from Lenderut.

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   "          "         "       "         "     .  Captain Hazzledine and 62 Rank and File returned from Nairobi on

completion of Musketry Course.

Usual Parades and Camp Duties.

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   "          "         "       "         "     .  Lieut. Banning and 14 Rank and File left for Nairobi for Signalling

Course.

Usual Parades and Camp Duties.

   "          "         "       "         "     .  Major Leitch and 2nd Lt. R. A. Ford with 100 Rank and File marched to Bissel.  Lieut. Outram with 24 Rank and File. ‘B’ Coy, 1 R & F. ‘C’ Coy, proceeded to Shomboli by train and route march.  Captain Welstead and 50 R & F, ‘B’ Coy, proceeded by train to Lake Magadi.  Lt. Jones and 25 R & F, ‘C’ Coy, proceeded by train and route march to Lenderut.

Usual Parades and Camp Duties.

   "          "         "       "         "     .

   "          "         "       "         "     .  2nd Lt. Maclean and 50 R & F, ‘B’ & ‘C’ Coys. marched to Bissell.

Lieut. Dartnell and Lt. Ryan and 38 men ‘D’ Coy, proceeded by train to Mile 56 and entrained 12 of the Mounted Infantry, R. F., there.  All proceeded to Magadi Lake.

Usual Parades and Camp Duties.

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Usual Camp Duties and Parades.

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   "         "         "        "        "     .  Major Towse and Lieut. Grenfell with 75 Rank and File returned from

Nairobi on completion of Musketry Course.

Usual Camp Duties and Parades.

   "         "         "        "        "     .

   "         "         "        "        "     .  31 N.C.O.s and men returned from Simba.

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   "         "         "        "        "     .  Lieut. Jones and 25 Rank and File returned from Lenderut.  Lt. Outram,

Lt. Dartnell, and 26 Rank and File returned from Shombole, 25 R & F returned from Magadi.

Usual Parades and Camp Duties.

Usual Parades and Camp Duties.  Major Leech, 2nd Lieuts. R. A. Ford and G. D. Maclean with 140

Rank and File returned from Bissel.

Usual Parades and Camp Duties.

   "          "         "       "         "     .  Captain Hazzledine, Lieut. Selous, 159 Rank and File proceeded to

Bissel. 12.30 midnight.  Marched.

Usual Parades and Camp Duties.

   "          "         "       "         "     .  Lieut. Dartnell and Servant proceeded to Bissel by car. 9.30.a.m.

   "          "         "       "         "     .  Majors Towse and Leitch, Captains Lock and Sutton-Page, 2nd

Lieuts. Grenfell, Ford, Jones, Maclean, and Traill with 400 Rank and File proceeded to Voi District,

7.45 a.m. by train.

Usual Parades and Camp Duties.  Captain Welstead, Lieut. Moss, 63 Rank and File returned from Mile 56 and Magadi Lake.

Battln. Colonel. Driscoll, Captains White, Welstead and Smith, Lieuts. Richards, Dr Gates, Outram, Kearton, 2nd. Lt. Moss, 2 Machine Guns and Porters, Bomb Battery and Porters, left Kajiado 8.30.a.m.

Arrived.  Breakfast and Dinner.

Left Magadi Junction.

Arrived.  Indian Troops came in 3.10 train full from Cawnpore etc. arrived Mombasa and passed up line

Left.

Arrived.  Tea.

Left.

Arrived.

Left.  Veldt Fire.

Arrived.

Left.

Arrived.  Supper.

Left.

Arrived.

Left.

Arrived and pitched camp.

Usual Parades and Camp Duties.

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   "          "         "       "         "     .  Captains White & Welstead,  Lts. Richards & Gates and 2nd Lt. Moss

and 116 Rank and File proceeded to Msambweni, by train to Mombasa 9.30.p.m.  [See Appendix I].

Usual Parades and Camp Duties.

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Col. Driscoll, Capt. Hazzledine, Captn. Smith, Lt. Outram, Lt. Selous, and Headquarters Staff with 288 Rank and File proceeded to Maktau by train, leaving Voi 6.a.m. arriving Maktau 10.30.a.m. and pitched camp.

Usual Parades, Picquets etc and Camp Duties.

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Major H. B. Towse left Maktau for Headquarters.

    "          "              "         "    "       "         "    .  Cpl. Macauley and Pte. Hackett wounded in action on Railway Patrol in the morning, about three miles from Camp.

Usual Parades, Picquets, Patrols and Camp Duties.

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Captn. Lock and Patrol had slight engagement West Maktau.  No casualties on our side.  Captured dynamite (186 Sticks) Wire etc.

Usual Parades, Picquets, Patrols and Camp Duties.  Captains White, Welstead, Lieut. Richards and Lieut. Gates and 71 Rank and File returned by train arriving 10.45.a.m. from Msambwani.

Usual Parades, Picquets, Patrols and Camp Duties.

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    "          "              "            "         "       "         "    .  Aeroplanes made their first flight at Maktau.

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Captn. Selous, Lt. Outram, Lt. Banning, Orderly Room Staff and Headquarters Storemen, Signallers, and Bomb Porters with ammunition and Q.M.Stores left Maktau 12.30 p.m. by train for Bura arriving 2.15.p.m.  Unloaded and pitched camp outside Boma.  Orderly Room Q.M.S. and Despatch Rider proceeded on motor-cycle leaving Maktau 2.30 p.m.  Total 3 Officers and 62 Rank and File.

Col. Driscoll, Major White, Captains Lock, Hazzledine, Welstead, Sutton-Page, Lieutenants Gates, Clarke, Kearton, Grenfell, 2nd. Lt. Traill, Lieut. Richards, 2nd. Lt. Moss, Lieut. Jones, 2nd. Lt. J. Ford, with 2 Bomb Guns, total 16 Officers and 573 Rank and File left Maktau by two trains at 7.0 a.m. and 7.15 a.m. arriving Bura 8.30 a.m. and 8.45 a.m.  (4 Machine Guns with mules complete and 61 Rank and File left at Maktau also 52 M.I. and 23 Gun Team.)  Pitched Camp outside Boma and sent smaller party to bluff.

Loyal North Lancs. left Bura.  Colonel Driscoll took over Post.

Mounted usual Picquets and Guards.

Usual Camp Duties.  N.C.O. and 24 Rifles took over post at Vuria from Baluchis.

Usual Camp Duties.

    "         "          "     .  Captain Selous and 2nd. Lt. Gilham with 28 Rank and File, 1 Intelligence Agent, 4

Askaris, and 2 Intelligence Natives left at 2.p.m. for neighbourhood of Kanyaga, north of Teita Hills.  3

Signallers and 7 Rifles accompanied party to establish Signal at top of Pass.  All rationed for six days.

Usual Camp Duties etc.  2nd. Lt. Grenfell, 2nd. Lt. Traill, and 2nd. Lt. J. Ford with 64 Rank and File, 6 Signallers, 2 Stretcher Bearers, 4 Askaris, 4 Signallers, Porters, Intelligence Agents, and Scouts proceeded to support Captain Selous owing to enemy tracks having been seen Kayanga Tembo Trail leading for Ndi.  All rationed for five days.

Usual Camp Duties etc.

Major White with 8 Rank and File proceeded to Kanyaga and Kedai to establish Signal Station and through communication to Maktau etc.  All rationed for four days.

Usual Camp Duties etc.

2nd. Lt. Halstead with 30 Rank and File proceeded to Kanyaga and await orders of Major White. Lieutenant Grenfell and Party returned.  Nothing seen.

Usual Camp Duties etc.

Lieutenant Grenfell with 28 Rifles proceeded to Kanyaga.  Rationed for six days.

Usual Parades and Camp Duties etc.

Captain Selous and Party returned having seen tracks of small party of enemy, consisting of one White, 3 Askaris, and a few Porters who evaded them in thick bush.  Major White and Party returned having established communication with West Kanyaga to Kedai via Kanyaga Hill which is in communication with Maktau.

Usual Camp Duties etc.  Captain Selous, Lieutenants Reed, Moss, Jones, 2nd. Lt. Bass, Lt. Outram, Lt. Kearton, with 50 Rifles, 15 Askaris, Intelligence Officer, Lieut. Lafontaine and Scouts left to proceed and follow course of Bura River to junction of Mwtati River, rationed for six days.

Usual Camp Duties etc.  Lieut. Banning and 4 Signallers, and 4 Signalling Porters with escort of Lieut. R. A. Ford and 20 Rifles left for Nagarma Hill to establish Signal Station.  1 Kavironda Porter shot at Defence Camp by sentry, prowling outside Boma.

Usual Camp Duties etc.  Captain Richards and 25 Rifles left for Kanyaga Hill to relieve 2nd. Lt. Halstead and Party.  2nd. Lt. Cole and 25 Rifles left for Kedai to relieve Lt. Grenfell and party.  Rationed for nine days.

Usual Duties.  Lt. Grenfell and Party returned.  Nothing to report.

Usual Parades and Camp Duties.  2nd. Lt. Halstead and Party returned.  Nothing to report.

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    "           "        "       "          "      .  1 Royal Fusilier injured by passing train.

HOUR































































8.30 a.m.


10 a.m.

1.45 p.m.

2.20 p.m.

3.35 p.m.

4.5 p.m.

4.40 p.m.

5.36 p.m.


6.45 p.m.

7.4 p.m.

8.30 p.m.


5.40 a.m.

5.50 a.m.

6.30 a.m.





















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