On May 29th, 1900 just before Johannesburg and the site of the Jameson Raiders arrest, the Gordons made a series
of gallant charges against an entrenched enemy on a hill with a false crest. In addition to heavy casualties amongst the
officers, seventeen NCOs and men were killed and more than 60 were wounded. Six companies took part in the charge
and the loss to the regiment was about 20%
Following this epic battle Churchill declared "there is no doubt that they are the finest regiment in the world"