Topic: BW - NSW - NSWCBC
41 Trooper John Theodore Brunning, NSW Citizens' Bushmen
On Monday, 29 January 1900, John Theodore Brunning turned up with his saddle to Randwick Race Track in Sydney and enrolled with the NSW Citizens' Bushmen. After a couple days rigorous testing which involved a medical, a shooting test and a riding test.
At the end of the month, on 28 February 1900, the men of the contingent boarded the SS Atlantian from Cowper Wharf where they remained for the next 24 hours. The next day, following Admiralty rules, on 1 March 1900, the ship departed Sydney Heads for South Africa.
John Theodore Brunning was born 1876 at Queanbeyan, NSW. A stock rider by trade, Brunning enlisted in the NSW Citizens' Bushmen becoming 41 Trooper John Theodore Brunning and allotted to "A" Squadron. Brunning is recorded in Murray, p. 76. Brunning took part in the action at Elands River. Brunning was awarded the Queen's South African Medal with the Cape Colony and 1901 bar.
Citation: 41 Trooper John Theodore Brunning