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Monday, 30 March 2009
10th LHR Brigade Scouts
Topic: AIF - DMC - Scouts

10th Light Horse Regiment

Brigade Scouts 

 

 

10th Light Horse Regiment Brigade Scouts.

Picture taken at Hod Masa'id near El Arish, possibly late December 1916.
Reading from left to right: Charles Foulkes-Taylor; Basil Morton Craig; Henry Phillips Bostock; Edgar Frank Richardson; William "Bill" Clarence Martin; Henry "Harry" Charles Harris; and, Neal Joseph Durack. 

 

Service Records:

Below are the service records of the men in the photograph detailed in the order as they appear. 

 

1.  Charles Foulkes-Taylor

Regimental number1323
Other NamesFOULKES-TAYLOR, Charles Douglas
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressWoodside, Gsr, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, John Foulkes-Taylor, Woodside, Gsr, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: LH10
Promotion date:
9 March 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: LH10
Promotion date:
9 June 1918
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He led his troops for a distance of 2 miles, capturing a number of prisoners, motor and mule-drawn transport. He personally shot five of the enemy who tried to resist. It was owing to his dash and good leadership that two roads were so quickly seized and held.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date:
12 February 1919
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

 

2. Basil Morton Craig

Regimental number1316
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressYork
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily May Craig, Castle Hotel, York
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollArtillery Details
FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date:
17 October 1919

 

3. Henry Phillips Bostock

Regimental number1310
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressPingelly, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, George Henry Bostock, Pingelly, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919

 

4.  Edgar Frank Richardson

Regimental number1270
Date of birth--/06/1888
ReligionProtestant
OccupationFarmer
AddressJam Creek, Broomhill, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Richardson, Mulyie station, Port Hedland, Western Australia
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 1 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: LH10
Promotion date:
3 November 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: LH10
Promotion date:
28 February 1918
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'At Jenin, on 20th September 1918, he displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty in the final assault on the town. With his troops he made a mounted charge against masses of the enemy on the north side, with the result that their resistance was broken down and their capture completed. Later, with only a few men, he held a portion of the Nablus road, and compelled the surrender of many more, repeating this effort several times. He did fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date:
29 January 1920
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

 

5. William "Bill" Clarence Martin

Regimental number1340
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSleeper cutter
AddressKelmscott, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, George Kenely Martin, Kelmscott, Western Australia
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date:
29 April 1918
FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'He was in charge of a section of the brigade scouts acting ahead of the brigade on its advance from Jisr ed Damie to Es Salt on 20 April, 1918. He and one member of his section advanced to within 25 yards of an enemy observation post, unobserved, and captured two of the enemy and killed the remaining enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date:
11 December 1919

Bar to Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty on the night of 27-28 September, 1918. When the regiment forced the crossing across the river Jordan in the face of heavy machine gun and rifle fire, this non-commissioned officer, after his troop leader was wounded, assumed command and gallantly pushed on against the enemy's position, which resulted in the capture of fifty prisoners and two machine guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date:
20 May 1920

 

6. Henry "Harry" Charles Harris

Regimental number950
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
AddressFirst Avenue, Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinFather, William John Harris, Warrnambool, Victoria
Enlistment date13 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919

 

7. Neal Joseph Durack

Regimental number1741
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation owner
Address119 Kimberley Street, Leederville, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Fanny Durack, 119 Kimberley Street, Leederville, Western Australia
Enlistment date31 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPROV SGT
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 11 November 1917
Date of death28 November 1920
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialIvenhoe Station, North West Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
7
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Jeremiah and Frances DURACK

[Note: All abreviated service information extracted from The AIF Project, UNSW@ADFA, 2008.]

 

Reading the service records of these remarkable men adds to their human qualities as they give a brief dot point outline of their careers including all the highs and lows of their lives in the military.

 

Further Reading:

Brigade Scouts, Contents 

Australian Light Horse Order of Battle - Outline 

The Australian Light Horse - Structure

 


Citation: 10th LHR Brigade Scouts

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