Topic: BW - Vic - AAMC
Victorian Army Medical Corps
Commonwealth Army Medical Corps - Victorian Details, Outline
In 1911, Lieutenant-Colonel P. L. Murray, produced a marvellous Boer War reference detailing all the contingents sent from Australia to South Africa, giving a brief history of the formation and finally, listing all the soldiers who saw service in South Africa with that unit. The book was called, Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa. It is now the standard reference and starting place for any person interested in pursuing information about Australian involvement in the Boer War.
Murray, P. L., Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa, p. 317.
Commonwealth Army Medical Corps - Victorian Details.
These comprised the Victorian portion of the Australian Commonwealth Army Medical Corps. For organization, pay, equipment, service, &c., vide Army Medical Corps, New South Wales, in which also a complete roll of this Contingent will be found. The Victorian section included 3 officers, 1 staff-sergeant, 2 sergeants, and 25 rank and file.
The Australian army Medical Corps Contingent.
The Australian Commonwealth Army Medical Corps Contingent was composed of units from all the Australian States, under the command of Major T. A. Green (Field Hospital), and Major Howse, V.C. (Bearer Company).
The corps was mobilised in Sydney, and embarked at that place in the SS Manchester Merchant, 11th February, 1902, sailing the following day. The transport called at Hobart, Adelaide, and Fremantle, and reached Durban 17th March, 1902.
The contingent disembarked 19th March, 1902, and proceeded to Newcastle, Natal, by rail. Remained at Newcastle for three weeks, and proceeded thence by rail to Klerksdorp, Western Transvaal, where the field Hospital unit established a stationary hospital of 100 beds, while the Bearer Company was attached to Thornycroft's Mounted Infantry Column,
The Field Hospital Unit returned by the SS Norfolk, embarking at Durban, 5th July, 1902, and the Bearer Company embarked at Durban in the SS Drayton Grange, 8th duly, 1902.
Citation: Victorian Army Medical Corps, Commonwealth Army Medical Corps - Victorian Details, Outline