South Africa, 1900

Almost two hundred members of the Company fought in the Second South African War (1899–1902) with various units. The majority of these members served with the artillery, infantry or mounted infantry subunits of the City Imperial Volunteers (CIV) between January and October 1900.

The CIV was formed under the auspices of the Lord Mayor of London. The HAC’s Colonel and Commanding Officer, the Earl of Denbigh and Desmond, was instrumental in raising and equipping the CIV Battery, which was officered and, for the most part, manned by members of the HAC.