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Saturday, 29 March 2003
4th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia, Outline
Topic: BW - WA - 4ACH

4th ACH (WA)

4th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia

Outline

 


Map illustrating the activities of the Australian Commonwealth Horse in South Africa, 1902.

[From: Chamberlain, M., The Australians in the South African War 1899-1902, Canberra, 1999.]

 

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. 434.

 

Fourth Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse. 
 
Western Australian Unit.

Constituted “D” Company of the 4th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse; "A”, and “B" Companies being Victorians, and “C" Company, South Australians.

For details of pay, establishment, clothing, equipment, &c., vide 2nd Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse, Victoria.


Pay.

Up to date of embarkation, this was at Imperial cavalry rates. After embarkation as follows:

Colonel or lieut.-colonel, £1 5s. per diem, with 4s. field allowance; major, £1 3s., and 4s.; captain, £1 1s., and 3s.; lieutenant, 15s., and 2s. 6d.; adjutant, as for captain or lieutenant, according to rank; quartermaster, as for captain; paymaster, if captain, same; medical officer, £1, and 3s., veterinary officer, £l, and 3s.; chaplain, £1 1s., and 3s.; regimental sergeant-major, 9s.; quartermaster-sergeant, 8s. 8d.; farrier-sergeant, 8s. 6d.; farrier staff sergeant, 8s. 8d.; company sergeant major, 8s.; company quartermaster-sergeant, 8s; sergeants, 7s.; corporals (if paid lance-sergeants), 6s. 6d.; corporals and paid lance-corporals, 6s.; buglers, 6s.; privates, 5s. N.C. officers not above the rank of sergeant, acting as farrier sergeant, or farrier staff-sergeant, and privates, acting as buglers, saddlers, or shoeing-smiths, 1s. per diem extra.

Officers were allowed £30 to provide equipment, &c.

For service, vide 4th Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse, Victoria. Two of the Company officers had served previously (vide nominal roll); the others obtained the Queen's Medal with two clasps.

There were no casualties. For promotions, vide nominal roll. A proportion of N.C.O.'s and men had had previous service.

 
Departure and Return.

The Company was divided and embarked in two transports, the Templemore (which carried the Victorian and South Australian units and staff), and the Englishman. Strength - 5 officers and 115 others, with 122 horses. Embarked on 7th April at Fremantle. One officer, 47 others were struck off in South Africa; 4 officers, 69 others returned to Australia. Embarked on 11th July, in the transport, Drayton Grange, and arrived at Albany on 30th July.

 

Further Reading:

4th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia

Boer War, 1899 - 1902

 



Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Sunday, 2 May 2010 4:10 PM EADT
Thursday, 27 March 2003
4th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia, Nominal Roll
Topic: BW - WA - 4ACH

4th ACH (WA)

4th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia

Nominal Roll

 

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, pp. 434 - 436.

 

4th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia



2901 Private Frank C ALLWOOD

2870 Shoeing Smith John ATKINSON

2856 Lance Corporal William ATKINSON

 
2825 Private Gerald BALDING

2849 Private John BALDWIN

2854 Sergeant John BARRY

2875 Private Henry BARTLETT

2888 Private John Frederick BIRD

2858 Private James BLAKE

2822 Private Edgar Vernon BRADY

2932 Private Lawrence BRISSENDEN

2863 Private Albert SJ BROWN

2910 Corporal Edgar M BROWN

2907 Private Frank S BROWN

2891 Private Joseph S BRYANT

2851 Private George Arthur BURKETT

 
2894 Private Charles K CAMPBELL

2881 Private John S CARLYON

2871 Shoeing Smith Alfred CHAPPLE

2861 Private Edwin CHARLTON

2860 Private James George COOPER

2919 Corporal John P COTTER

2853 Private Edward M COX

2821 Corporal Phillip CRAGG

2889 Private Edwin C CRAIN

2841 Private Herbert CRISP

2902 Private James CROTHERS

2934 Private James CULHANE

 
2908 Private Peter DAVENPORT

2857 Private Arthur George DAVIES

2847 Private Frank DEWAR

2920 Private Daniel DRISCOLL

2930 Private Edward P DUFF

2823 Trumpeter Ernest Fred DYMOCK

 
2879 Private William EARL

2892 Private Percy Joseph ECCLES

2834 Private John Joseph ECCLESTON

2840 Private Herbert John ELLIS

Lieutenant Ronald Douglas Walley ESDAILE

 
2924 Lance Corporal John Maxwell FERGUSON

Lieutenant Arthur John FINNERTY

 
2926 Private Douglas GALLAGHER

2921 Private Frederick W GARDINER

2864 Private Ernest William GUEST

 
2865 Private Arthur HAIGH

2829 Private William HAMILTON

2827 Private Robert James HANNAH

2905 Private Patrick W HARRINGTON

2844 Private James Arthur HAY

2885 Private John Charles HENDERSON

2896 Private John HOWARD

2898 Private Walter George HUGHES

2838 Private Hugh HUNT

2820 Sergeant James Arthur HUNT

2916 Private Albert HUSKING

2935 Private Richard HUSKING

 
2929 Private Edward JACOBS

2886 Private Hamish S JAMES

2931 Private John JENKINS

2903 Shoeing Smith Herbert W JOB

2917 Private John D JOHNSTON

2912 Private Joseph J JUDGE

 
2899 Private David KEMP

2900 Private William KEMP

2928 Private William KIERNAN

 
2874 Corporal Sydney LEE

2862 Private William LOGAN

2846 Private Sydney P LUTTREL

 
2883 Private Archibald MARTIN

2893 Private Fred J MARTIN

2887 Private Donald MATHESON

2824 Sergeant Major James Henry MCALPINE

2882 Private John MCGUINNESS

2866 Private John MCLEOD

2925 Private William MCMAHON

2826 Sergeant Robert MCMURTRIE

2904 Private Francis MCRAE

2850 Quartermaster Sergeant Arthur Stuart Brunton MESSER

Lieutenant Kenneth Durward MESSER

2867 Private DK MORRISH

2913 Private CC Scott MURRAY

2835 Private William MURRAY

2880 Private William MUTTON

 
2482 Private George L NORRIS

 
2895 Lance Corporal Frank James O'DONNELL

2836 Shoeing Smith Fred Joseph O'LEARY

2830 Farrier Sergeant John Joseph O'MARA

2915 Private Phillip O'REILLY

2877 Private George Ed. OUTRED

2859 Private Robert Ed. OWEN

 
2906 Private Ernest PARRY

2868 Private George R PEARCE

2872 Shoeing Smith William A PRIDE

 
2878 Private Walter RANDFORD

2832 Private Walter James RICHARDS

Captain John Ernest ROBERTSON

 
2918 Private Clement SACKILD

2873 Corporal Algernon SALMON

2828 Trumpeter Ralph SALMON

2848 Private Herbert SAMUELS

2884 Private Hubert J SCHEURER

2890 Private Louis SMITH

2845 Private Charles FG STEVENSON

2927 Private James STEWART

2911 Sergeant Thomas F STIRLING

2869 Private William STRATTON

Lieutenant Frederick Philip STRICKLAND

2839 Private Frank Arthur SULLIVAN

 
2852 Private Edward Louis TAYLOR

2923 Private Edwin TOMLYN

2831 Private Charles TROEDEL

 
2922 Private Frank WARRINGTON

2897 Corporal Percy WATTS

2933 Private William Henry WELLS

2909 Private Edwin WHEELER

2876 Lance Corporal William WHRILDON

2837 Private Fred WILLIAMS

2914 Private James WILSON

2855 Private John WILSON

2843 Private Alf. James WRIGHT

 

 

Further Reading:

4th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia

Boer War, 1899 - 1902

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 4th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia, Nominal Roll

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Sunday, 2 May 2010 12:45 PM EADT
Tuesday, 25 March 2003
8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia, Contents
Topic: BW - WA - 8ACH

8th ACH (WA)

8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia

Contents

 

 

Items

Outline

8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia, Outline

 

Nominal Roll

8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia, Nominal Roll

 

 

Roll of Honour

No 8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia, casualties. 
Lest we forget

 

Further Reading:

8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia

Boer War, 1899 - 1902

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia, Contents

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Sunday, 2 May 2010 4:13 PM EADT
Monday, 24 March 2003
8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia, Outline
Topic: BW - WA - 8ACH

8th ACH (WA)

8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia

Outline

 


Map illustrating the activities of the Australian Commonwealth Horse in South Africa, 1902.

[From: Chamberlain, M., The Australians in the South African War 1899-1902, Canberra, 1999.]

 

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. 437.

 

Eighth Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse

 

Western Australian Unit.

This was "D" Squadron of the 8th Battalion, Australian Commonwealth  Horse, which comprised two South Australian squadrons, one Western Australian, and one Tasmanian.

For particulars of pay, clothing, equipment, conditions of enrolment, organization, etc., vide 5th Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales, page 184.

No. 1 Troop comprised 29 N.C.O.'s and men, who were enrolled at Military Head-Quarters, Perth; No. 2 Troop of similar strength, enrolled at Geraldton (6), Bunbury (14), Northam (8), and Albany (3); Nos. 3 and 4 Troops, each of strength stated, at the Eastern Goldfields; enrolling centre, Kalgoorlie. Preference was given to men belonging to existing military units, to those who had served in South Africa, and to civilians that possessed most military qualities.

Horses fit for service were selected by local committees, at prices not exceeding £20; Preference Wing given to horses brought by the man enrolled. Height, 15 to 15.3 hands; age, 5 to 12 years.
For service, vide 8th Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse, South Australia. There were not any casualties. Promotions as per nominal roll.


Departure and Return

The Squadron embarked on the transport St. Andrew (which had on board the battalion staff and the other Squadrons), at Fremantle, and June, 1902, and arrived at Durban on the 19th. Strength:- 4 officers, 116 others, with 120 horses. Forty seven N.C.O.'s sad men were struck off in South Africa; 4 officers, 69 others returned to Australia.

 

Further Reading:

8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia

Boer War, 1899 - 1902

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia, Outline

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Sunday, 2 May 2010 4:07 PM EADT
Sunday, 23 March 2003
8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia, Nominal Roll
Topic: BW - WA - 8ACH

8th ACH (WA)

8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia

Nominal Roll

 

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, pp. 437 - 440.

 

8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia


387 Trooper Ernest William ABBOTT

385 Trooper William AIRY

401 Trooper Robert ARNOLD

450 Trooper Edward John BARRETT

 
473 Trooper James BARRY

481 Trooper Charles John BEATTIE

458 Trooper Edgar Bruce BEAUMONT

451 Trooper Charles Edgar BENNETT

389 Trooper Harry Linden BINCE

463 Sergeant Major Walter Richard BIRCH

474 Lance Corporal Peter BRANOBERGER

397 Corporal Walter James David BRICKHILL

477 Trooper William Henry BRISTOWE

486 Trooper John Clifford BRITTON

378 Trooper Alex. John BROADBENT

422 Trooper Timothy BROWN

376 Sergeant Walter BROWNE

466 Trooper Hugh Francis Arnund BUCKLE

475 Trooper Gordon Angelo BURGESS

436 Corporal John BUTLER

472 Trooper David George BYNON

 
470 Trooper Joseph Lot CARLILINI

445 Private George Johnston CARROLL

448 Trooper Frank CARTHEW

438 Trooper Henry CASTLE

452 Trooper John CAVIN

430 Trooper William Frederick CHALLINGER

395 Private James CHAPMAN

471 Trooper Jason COULTER

 
465 Trooper Francis Richard DAWKINS

392 Sergeant Frederick John DOIG

406 Trooper Sydney DYSON

 
388 Trooper James EADEN

425 Trooper Thomas EADIE

403 Lance Corporal Leonard Douglas EDWARDS

 
Lieutenant Herbert FARMER

462 Lance Corporal Kenneth John Stuart FINCH

482 Trooper Richard Augustus FLANAGAN

453 Trooper Arthur John FLATT

480 Trooper James Patrick FLEMING

421 Trooper Marshall FLOWER

382 Trumpeter Ernest FLOYD

383 Corporal Arthur FORD

424 Trooper Edward Amor FOSTER

 
411 Trooper Henry Fletcher GALLAHER

390 Trooper James Edwin GARE

398 Private John Edward GRANT

 
399 Private Alfred James HAMPSHIRE

412 Trooper James HAWKINS

Lieutenant Walter James HEALEY

386 Trooper Ronald Loughton HILL

432 Trooper Chandos HOSKYNS

384 Private George HOWARD

 
441 Private William JOHN

404 Quartermaster Sergeant George JOHNSTON

 
459 Trooper Niel LAMONT

431 Trooper Charles John LANGLANDS

487 Corporal James Charles LARKIN

420 Trooper William LAW

443 Private John LETHLEAN

467 Trooper Lionel Taylor LLOYD

476 Trooper Charles LOCKE

414 Trooper Ernest William LOWTHER

434 Trooper Joseph Ithiel LYON

 
394 Private Jack MANY

460 Trooper Samuel James MCILRAITH

449 Trooper Donald James Sommerville MCKINNON

415 Trooper Donald MCNABB

433 Trooper Angus MCNEIL

391 Trooper Alexander MCRAE

407 Trooper Henry Charles MERRETT

Lieutenant William Checkley MILLS

468 Trooper Henry MOHR

405 Private Charles Main MOIR

483 Trooper Horace George MOORE

381 Trooper James MORRAH

439 Private Thomas MOXHAM

410 Trooper Norman David McLeod MURDOCH

 
490 Trooper Robert John NESLON

419 Trooper George NINNIS

 
428 Trooper William O'NEIL

456 Trooper John Peter O'NEILL

442 Private Michael Joseph O'SULLIVAN

 
489 Trooper Henry PAGE

402 Private Ralph Von PALESKE

437 Trooper Frederick John PEARCE

427 Trooper Joseph PERKS

444 Private Thomas Matthews PHILLIPS

416 Trooper William John PRATT

461 Trooper Charles William PRICE

447 Trooper David PRISK

446 Private Oliver Henry PRISK

 
454 Corporal Edward Dudhope RAMSAY

380 Corporal Joseph George Wharton RANK

400 Sergeant Matthew Henry ROBERTS

Captain Stephen Robert Harrick ROBERTS

478 Trooper Charles ROBINSON

426 Trooper John Moore ROBINSON

408 Trooper John ROWE

479 Trooper Albert Edward ROWLAND

435 Trooper Charles William RUTHVEN

 
409 Trooper George Butters SAYER

429 Trooper Alfred SCHOLES

455 Trooper Valentine SHAKES

413 Trooper Eugene Best SMALPAGE

488 Trooper Thomas Richard STEPHENS

396 Sergeant George Dexter STOTTER

451 Trooper John Lawrence SULLIVAN

393 Trooper John Drinkwater SYERS

 
484 Trooper Albert Charles THOM

485 Trooper William THOM

417 Trooper John THOMPSON

423 Trooper William Laing THOMSON

418 Lance Corporal Charles Moon TREAGUS

 
464 Trooper Charles William VINE

 
491 Trumpeter John WEBBER

469 Trooper Henry Morton WESTH

379 Lance Corporal Arthur WILLIAMS

377 Trooper Arthur WILLIAMSON

440 Private Frank WILLIAMSON

 

 

Further Reading:

8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia

Boer War, 1899 - 1902

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia, Nominal Roll

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Sunday, 2 May 2010 12:34 PM EADT

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