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Friday, 4 September 2009
Latest News, The Volunteer Movement in Western Australia
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Latest News

The Volunteer Movement in Western Australia

 

In order to understand the situation of the light horse movement in Western Australia during the first two decades in the twentieth century, it is important to see the origins of the indigenous volunteer movement. One of the most concise books written on this subject was written in 1962 by George F. Wieck called The Volunteer Movement in Western Australia 1861-1903.

Wieck began his military career as a permanent member of the new military force after the beginning of the new century. He was selected to go to Hythe in England in 1913, a great honour. On his return to Australia, Wieck became the adjutant to the AIF 9th Light Horse Regiment. His efficient administration ensured that the regiment entered the war on a sound basis which was bourn out its distinguished record. After the Great War, Wieck moved to Western Australia where he took an active part within the local militia movement. The highlight of his career in WA was founding the Northam Army Camp, vital to military training in Australia for many decades.

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Western Australian Militia, Light Horse, Contents

Items covered include:

 

The Volunteer Movement in Western Australia

Enrolment and Conditions of Service

The Plan in Operation


Units

Perth Volunteer Rifles

Fremantle Volunteer Rifles

Pinjarrah Mounted Volunteers

Pinjarrah Mounted Volunteers, Nominal Roll, 1868

Union Troop of W.A. Mounted Volunteers 

Perth Company of W.A. Rifle Volunteers

W.A. Troop Volunteer Horse Artillery

Fremantle Rifle Volunteers

Guildford Rifle Volunteers

1st Battalion W.A. Volunteers

Geraldton Rifle Volunteers

Wellington Mounted Volunteers

Albany Rifle Volunteers

York Rifle Volunteers 

Naval Artillery Volunteers

Perth Volunteer Artillery

Northampton Rifle Volunteers

Albany Defence Rifles

No. 1 Battery, Field Artillery

Plantagenet Rifles

Fremantle Artillery Volunteers

No. 2 Battery, Field Artillery

Bunbury Rifle Volunteers

York Infantry Volunteers

Perth Mounted Rifle Volunteers

York Infantry

1st Infantry Regiment

Metropolitan Civil Service Battalion

West Australian Mounted Infantry

Pinjarrah Mounted Infantry

Goldfields Battalion of Infantry

W.A. Infantry Brigade

1st Battalion, W.A. Infantry Brigade

Second Battalion, W.A. Infantry Brigade

3rd Battalion, W.A. Infantry Brigade

4th Battalion, W.A. Infantry Brigade

5th Battalion, W.A. Infantry Brigade

Albany Volunteer Garrison Artillery

18th Light Horse Regiment (W.A.M.I.)

West Australian Highlanders 


Supporting the Volunteers

Armament

Forts and Fixed Defences

Rifle Ranges

Finance

Organization and Training

Uniforms and Badges  

 

Further Reading:

Western Australian Militia, Light Horse

Western Australian Militia, Infantry

 


Citation: Latest News, The Volunteer Movement in Western Australia


Posted by Project Leader at 11:20 PM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 5 September 2009 7:54 AM EADT

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