Topic: Militia - LHN - 2/9/6
New South Wales Mounted Rifles
History, Part 9, 1898
New South Wales Mounted Rifles [1888 - 1903]
2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse [1903 - 1912]
9th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse [1912 - 1918]
6th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse [1918 - 1941]
6th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Motor Regiment [1941 - 1943]
6th Australian Armoured Car Regiment [1941 - 1943]
6th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Motor Regiment [1948 - 1949]
6th New South Wales Mounted Rifles [1949 - 1958]
Royal New South Wales Regiment [1958 - 1960]
Toujours pret - Always Ready
The following is the nineth extract from a manuscript written by an anonymous author. The hand written manuscript outlines the history of the 2nd ALHR NSW Mounted Rifles from commencement in 1888, until 5 April 1899, when history ceases. From the internal evidence of the manuscript, it appears to have been composed sometime from July 1903 to 1904.
The nineth extract from the manuscript.
Lieutenant Colonel Lassetter resigned 12 March 1898
On the 12th March 1898, Lieutenant Colonel Lassetter resigned from command of the Mounted Rifles Regiment, and was placed on the Reserve of Officers.
Lieutenant Colonel Onslow assumed command 14 March 1898
On the 14th March 1898, Major JW MacArthur Onslow was appointed Lieutenant Colonel, and assumed command of the Mounted Rifle Regiment, vice Lieutenant Colonel Lassetter resigned.
On the 7th April 1898, the Regiment marched into camp at Rookwood, for eight days Continuous Training, the camp terminated on the 16th April.
"Duff" Competition 1898
On the 16th April 1898, the "Duff Challenge Cup" was again competed for, on the Randwick Rifle Range, and was won this year, by a section from No. 2 Camden Half Squadron Mounted Rifles by Sergeant J Small.
Queanbeyan ½ Company Disbanded 30 April 1898
On the 30th April 1898, the No. 3 Queanbeyan Half Company Mounted Rifles was disbanded.
Citation: New South Wales Mounted Rifles, History, Part 9, 1898