2nd South Africa War. Sail from Liverpool November 3rd and 4th. A and part of b squadron aboard S.S. Ismore, remainder on S. S. Columbia. The Ismore is delayed by storms in the Irish Sea, and on reaching South Africa coast at Paternoster Bay takes a short cut and subsequently strikes rocks and sinks at 2 am. By 8 am most troops are on dry land, with only 17 horses saved. Brigaded under General French.