"At a mile distant their thousand hooves were stuttering thunder, coming at a rate that frightened a man - they were an awe inspiring sight, galloping through the red haze - knee to knee and horse to horse - the dying sun glinting on bayonet points..." Trooper Ion Idriess
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Wednesday, 5 June 2002
New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, War Diary, Letter 5 June 1900 Topic: BW - NSW - NSWIB
New South Wales Imperial Bushmen
Letter 22 June 1900
Above is a letter written by Major David Miller to Colonel Taunton describing the circumstances of the men at Biera, Mozambique, after journey of the SS Armenian carrying part of the New South Wales Imperial Bushmen contingent to South Africa to see action during the Second Anglo-Boer War.
The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 6), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from cemetery records
Parents: John Frederic and Elizabeth DEWHURST, Korong Vale, Victoria. Native of Buninyong
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
War Grave Register notes
DEWHURST, Tpr. Percy George, 694. 8th Light Horse Regt. Killed in action 7th Aug., 1915. Age 29. Son of John Frederic and Elizabeth Dewhurst, of Korong Vale, Victoria, Australia. Native of Buninyong. 6.
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