Topic: BW - SA - AAMC
South Australian Army Medical Corps
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. 378.
In this connexion it may be mentioned that Nursing Sisters M. S. Bidmead, Glenie, and N. S. Harris, proceeded from Adelaide to South Africa at an early stage of the war. Sister Bidmead obtained the Royal Red Cross (Despatches, London Gazette. 10th September, 1901). Sisters Bidmead and Glenie were presented with Devoted Service Crosses at the Review on Coronation Day, 26th June, 1902. Sister Harris returned by the transport Tongariro from Cape Town, leaving on 31st March, 1901. No further records of S. A. Nursing' Sisters could be obtained.
Australian Army Medical Corps Contingent South Australian Details.
Comprised 1 officer, 1 sergeant, 1 corporal, 1 bugler, and 14 privates. For organisation, equipment, pay, service, etc., vide Army Medical Corps, New South Wales, page 13, at seq.