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Thursday, 23 December 2004
New South Wales Lancers, 1897
Topic: Militia - LHN - 1/7/1

NSWL

New South Wales Lancers

1897

New South Wales Lancers [1895 - 1903]
1st (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse [1903-1912]
7th (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse [1912-1918]
1st (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse [1919-1929]
1/21st Australian Light Horse [1929-1935]
1st (Royal New South Wales Lancers) Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment [1936-1942]
1st (Royal New South Wales Lancers) Armoured Regiment [1942-1948]
1st Royal New South Wales Lancers [1948-1956]
1/15th Royal New South Wales Lancers [1956- ]

[The elephant's head used on the badges is taken from the family crest of Lord Carrington, Governor of New South Wales from 1885 - 1890 and was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Regiment from 1885 until 1928.]

Tenax in fide - Steadfast in Trust



Honorary Colonel

The Right Honorable CR Carrington, Baron, PC, GCMG, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding 3rd Oxfordshire Light Infantry, 9 February 1886

Major Commanding

Major JJ Walters, 28 April 1894

Staff Officer and Adjutant

Captain GL Lee, 19 December 1892; Local Major 14 September 1895

Quartermaster

First Lieutenant JM  Purves, 8 November 1890 (Honorary Captain, 27 November 1893)

Staff:

Captain TF Knox, 1 January 1890, Honorary Major, 9 January 1896, Seconded as Aide de Camp to the General Officer Commanding, Major General GA French, CMG.
 

 

Number 1, Sydney - Parramatta Squadron

Major Commanding, Major J Burns, 9 January 1896

 

Number 1, Sydney Half Squadron
Captain WL Vernon, 17 July 1893

First Lieutenant FH King, 15 January 1897

Second Lieutenant FC Timothy, 15 January 1897

 

Number 1, Parramatta Half Squadron
Major J Burns, 9 January 1896

First Lieutenant FH Cox, 13 May 1896

Second Lieutenant CJ Lamb, 9 January 1896
Second Lieutenant JS Brunton, (Supernumerary), 29 April 1897




Number 2, West Camden - Berry Squadron

Captain Commanding, Captain R McEvilly, 16 May 1895

 

Number 2, West Camden Half Squadron
Captain R McEvilly, 16 May 1895

First Lieutenant JD Wood, 13 May 1896

 

Number 2, Berry Half Squadron
First Lieutenant A Hay, 1 July 1896

First Lieutenant HM Osborne, 1 July 1896

Second Lieutenant HD Morton, 1 July 1896



Number 3, Maitland - Singleton Squadron

Captain Commanding, Captain WC Markwell, 16 May 1895

 

Number 3, Maitland Half Squadron
Captain WC Markwell, 16 May 1895

First Lieutenant CE Nicholson, 1 July 1895

Second Lieutenant W Clarke, 21 March 1896

 

Number 3, Singleton Half Squadron
Captain AS Bowman, 16 May 1895

First Lieutenant GH Allan, 1 January 1894

Second Lieutenant RH Dangar, 1 January 1894



Number 4, Richmond River - Lismore Squadron

Captain Commanding, Captain EC Taylor, 17 March 1891

 

Number 4, Richmond River Half Squadron
Captain FG Fanning, 8 August 1892

First Lieutenant CJ McRae, 28 October 1892

Second Lieutenant WE O'Brien, 22 May 1892 (Subsequently transferred to NSW Mounted Rifles.)

Second Lieutenant CFN North, 28 May 1897

 

Number 4, Lismore Half Squadron
Captain EC Taylor, 17 March 1891

Second Lieutenant JA Daley, 18 November 1895

 

Cadet, Parramatta Half Squadron

Second Lieutenant JG Laing, 19 June 1896
Second Lieutenant WC Anderson, 3 October 1896
 

 

Previous: New South Wales Lancers, 1896

Next: New South Wales Lancers, 1898

 

Further Reading:

1st/7th/1st (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse

New South Wales Lancers, Boer War Contingent

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: New South Wales Lancers, 1897

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Thursday, 1 July 2010 2:24 PM EADT
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1897
Topic: Militia - LHN - 2/9/6

NSWMR

New South Wales Mounted Rifles

1897

New South Wales Mounted Rifles [1888 - 1903]
2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse [1903 - 1912]
9th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse [1912 - 1918]
6th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse [1918 - 1941]
6th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Motor Regiment [1941 - 1943]
6th Australian Armoured Car Regiment [1941 - 1943]
6th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Motor Regiment [1948 - 1949]
6th New South Wales Mounted Rifles [1949 - 1958]
Royal New South Wales Regiment [1958 - 1960]

Toujours pret - Always Ready

March - The Kynegad Slashers

 

Honorary Colonel 
Major General Sir Edward Hutton, CB, ADC to the Queen, former Colonel of Her Majesty's 60th Rifles.
Commanding Officer 
Lieutenant Colonel HB Lassetter, 12 April 1889.
Adjutant 
Captain JM Antill, 25 June 1894.
Quartermaster 
Second Lieutenant WA Newman, Honorary Lieutenant, 14 May 1893.
Medical Officer
Vacant.

Veterinary Officer

Vacant.

Honorary Chaplains

Reverend CJ King, MA, 20 August 1896.
 
 

Number 1, Molong - Bathurst Squadron.

Captain Commanding, Captain C Smith, 13 February 1893.  

 

Number 1, Molong Half Squadron.

Captain C Smith, 13 February 1893.

Lieutenant WJ Curle, 1 September 1895.

Second Lieutenant H Hope, 1 September 1895.

 

Number 1, Bathurst Half Squadron.

Captain TA Machattie, 31 January 1896.

Lieutenant J McPhillamey, 1 September 1895.

Second Lieutenant H MacFarlane, 9 January 1896.
 
Number 2, Picton - Camden Squadron.
Captain Commanding, Captain AJO Thompson, 16 May 1895.

 

Number 2, Picton Half Squadron.
Captain W Larkin, 1 July 1895.

Lieutenant RH Antill, 20 August 1896.

Second Lieutenant FAM Onslow, 29 April 1897.


Number 2, Camden Squadron.
Major JMM Onslow, 26 February 1896.

Captain AJO Thompson, 16 May 1895.

Lieutenant GMM Onslow, 26 February 1896.

Second Lieutenant AJM Onslow, 26 February 1896.
 

Number 3, Bega - Queanbeyan  Squadron.

Captain and Honorary Major Commanding, F Bland, 23 October 1888.
 
Number 3, Bega Half Squadron.
Captain F Bland, 23 October 1888.

Lieutenant CW Thomas, 16 May 1895.

Second Lieutenant RH Vandeleur-Kelly, 21 March 1896.


Number 3, Queanbeyan Half Squadron.
Captain G Osborne, 1 January 1897.

Second Lieutenant SS Ryrie, 23 January 1897.
 

Number 4, Tenterfield - Inverell Squadron.

Captain and Honorary Major Commanding, AS Menzies.


Number 4, Tenterfield Half Squadron.
Captain JF Thomas, 16 May 1895

Lieutenant CA Lee, 3 October 1896.


Number 4, Inverell Half Squadron.
Captain AS Menzies, Honorary Major, 19 October 1888.

Lieutenant AA McLean, 29 September 1893. 

Second Lieutenant CJ Campbell, 23 October 1894.

 

 

Previous: New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1896

Next: New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1898

 

Further Reading:

2nd/9th/6th Australian Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1897

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Friday, 2 July 2010 1:13 PM EADT
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 13th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA

1st LHFA, AIF

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance

Embarkation Roll, 13th Reinforcement

 

HMAT A54 Runic

 

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 13th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A54 Runic 20 January 1916.

The HMAT A54 Runic weighed 12,490 tons with an average cruise speed of 13 knots or 24.07 kmph. It was owned by the Oceanic SN Co Ltd, Liverpool, and leased by the Commonwealth until 27 November 1917.

The ensuing individual soldier's embarkation information contains the following details:

Rank on embarkation;

Full name of the soldier

Declared age of the soldier;

The last occupation held;

The last address as a civilian;

Enlistment Date; and,

Fate.

 

Finding more about a service person.

See: Navigating the National Archives Service File 

 

Embarkation Roll

 

8458 Private Arthur Bernard ASHLEY, a 21 year old Tilelayer from Mt Druitt, New South Wales. He enlisted on 13 July 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 14 March 1919.

 

8457 Private Arthur John BUTLER, a 19 year old Carpenter from Naremburn, New South Wales. He enlisted on 10 July 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 4 March 1919.

 

8461 Private Frank Byrne CHATTERIS, a 39 year old Public servant from Wickham, New South Wales. He enlisted on 27 July 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 17 August 1916.

 

8460 Private Vernet Cecil DUNCAN, a 23 year old Engineer from Newtown, New South Wales. He enlisted on 13 July 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 18 October 1917.

 

8464 Private William Samuel LOCKE, a 20 year old Lift attendant from Newtown, New South Wales. He enlisted on 3 January 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 12 June 1919.

 

8462 Private Sydney SMITH, a 25 year old Hospital attendant from Gladesville, New South Wales. He enlisted on 23 July 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.

 

8463 Private Arthur WATERS, a 33 year old Labourer from Stanmore, New South Wales. He enlisted on 19 July 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 December 1919.

8459 Private Sydney Howard WOODS, a 22 year old Clearer from Plattsburg, New South Wales. He enlisted on 12 July 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 March 1919.

8456 Private Sydney WOODWARD, a 35 year old Saddler from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 5 July 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 21 April 1918.

 

Previous:  12th Reinforcement

Next: 14th Reinforcement

 

Sources Used:

National Archives Service File.

Embarkation Roll, AWM8, Class 10, Light Horse.

Nominal Roll, AWM133, Nominal Roll of Australian Imperial Force who left Australia for service abroad, 1914-1918 War.

Collected Records of Steve Becker.

 

Acknowledgement: Many thanks to Steve Becker who provided much of the raw material that appears in this item.

 

Further Reading:

1st Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF

1st Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 13th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Saturday, 27 March 2010 9:25 AM EADT
Wednesday, 22 December 2004
1st Australian Horse, 1898
Topic: Militia - LHN - 3/11/7
 AH
Australian Horse

1898

1st (Volunteer) Australian Horse [1897 - 1903]
1st Australian Horse (Boer War) [1899 - 1901]
3rd (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse [1903 - 1912]
11th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse [1912 - 1918]
7th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse [1919 - 1935]
7th/21st (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse [1936-1937]
7th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse [1937 - 1942]
7th (Australian Horse) Australian Motor Regiment [1942 - 1943]
7th/21st (Australian Horse) Recce Regiment 1948 - 1937]
7th/21st Australian Horse [1949 - 1957]

Hearth and Home

 

District
Southern New South Wales

Headquarters

Sydney 

Honorary Colonel

The Right Honorable W Earl Beauchamp, KCMG.

Commanding Officer 

Major, the Honorable JAK Mackay.

Second in Command 

 Major AF Ferguson, 1 January 1898.

Adjutant 

Second Lieutenant R.R. Thompson, 17 August 1897.

Quartermaster 

Honorary Second Lieutenant WH Wood, 1 January 1898.

Medical Officer

Vacant.

Veterinary Officer

Lieutenant H Bowker
 
 

Band

Goulburn

Vacant.

 

"A" Southern Squadron,  Murrumburrah - Harden - Cootamundra - Gundagai - Adelong - Muswellbrook

Second Lieutenant JK Bourke, 1 January 1898.

Second Lieutenant AT Brooke, 1 January 1898.
Second Lieutenant WT Griffin, 1 January 1898.
Second Lieutenant GR Irving, 10 January 1898.

Second Lieutenant W Miller, 1 January 1898.
 
Second Lieutenant CW Russell, 1 March 1898.

"B" South Eastern Squadron, Goulburn - Bungendore - Braidwood - Araluen - Michelago - Bredbo
Second Lieutenant JE Mackellar, 10 January 1898.

Second Lieutenant  JBN Osborne, 10 January 1898.

Second Lieutenant G de L Ryrie, 1 January 1898.

Second Lieutenant WM Ryrie, 1 March 1898.

Second Lieutenant JE Wray, 10 January 1898.
Second Lieutenant RE Zouch, 1 January 1898.
 

"C" Northern Squadron, Gunnedah - Boggabri - Scone - Belltrees

Second Lieutenant R Clark, 24 August 1898.
Second Lieutenant GH Dight, 10 January 1898.

Second Lieutenant THH Goodwin, 1 January 1898.

Second Lieutenant RHE Upton, 1 January 1898.

Second Lieutenant AG White, 10 January 1898.

Second Lieutenant Thomas Leslie Willsallen, 10 January 1898.
Second Lieutenant JFM Wilkinson, 1 March 1898.

 

"D" Western Squadron, Mudgee - Lue - Cudgegong - Rylestone - Quirindi.

Second Lieutenant GH Brown, 10 January 1898.
Second Lieutenant AJ Cox, 10 January 1898.

Second Lieutenant PD Cox, 1 January 1898.

Second Lieutenant WV Dowling, 1 January 1898.

Second Lieutenant AE Rouse, 10 January 1898.

 

 

Previous: 3rd/11th/7th Australian Light Horse

Next: 1st Australian Horse, 1899

 

Further Reading:

3rd/11th/7th Australian Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: 1st Australian Horse, 1898

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Friday, 2 July 2010 11:22 PM EADT
New South Wales Lancers, 1898
Topic: Militia - LHN - 1/7/1

NSWL

New South Wales Lancers

1898

New South Wales Lancers [1895 - 1903]
1st (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse [1903-1912]
7th (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse [1912-1918]
1st (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse [1919-1929]
1/21st Australian Light Horse [1929-1935]
1st (Royal New South Wales Lancers) Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment [1936-1942]
1st (Royal New South Wales Lancers) Armoured Regiment [1942-1948]
1st Royal New South Wales Lancers [1948-1956]
1/15th Royal New South Wales Lancers [1956- ]

[The elephant's head used on the badges is taken from the family crest of Lord Carrington, Governor of New South Wales from 1885 - 1890 and was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Regiment from 1885 until 1928.]

Tenax in fide - Steadfast in Trust



Honorary Colonel

The Right Honorable CR Carrington, Baron, PC, GCMG, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding 3rd Oxfordshire Light Infantry, 9 February 1886

Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel J Burns, 1 January 1898

Staff Officer and Adjutant

Captain GL Lee, 19 December 1892; Local Major 14 September 1895

Quartermaster

First Lieutenant JM  Purves, 8 November 1890 (Honorary Captain, 27 November 1893)

Staff:

Captain TF Knox, 1 January 1890, Honorary Major, 9 January 1896, Seconded as Aide de Camp to the General Officer Commanding, Major General GA French, CMG.

Honorary Chaplain

Reverend F North-Ash, MA, 12 January 1895 
 

 

Number 1, Sydney - Parramatta Squadron

Captain Commanding, Captain WL Vernon, 17 July 1893

 

Number 1, Sydney Half Squadron
Captain WL Vernon, 17 July 1893

First Lieutenant FH King, 15 January 1897

Second Lieutenant FC Timothy, 15 January 1897

 

Number 1, Parramatta Half Squadron
Captain FH Cox, 11 November 1897

Second Lieutenant CJ Lamb, 9 January 1896

Second Lieutenant JS Brunton, (Supernumerary), 29 April 1897




Number 2, West Camden - Berry Squadron

Captain Commanding, Captain R McEvilly, 16 May 1895

 

Number 2, West Camden Half Squadron
Captain R McEvilly, 16 May 1895

First Lieutenant JD Wood, 13 May 1896

 

Number 2, Berry Half Squadron
First Lieutenant A Hay, 1 July 1896

First Lieutenant HM Osborne, 1 July 1896

Second Lieutenant HD Morton, 1 July 1896



Number 3, Maitland - Singleton Squadron

Captain Commanding, Captain WC Markwell, 16 May 1895

 

Number 3, Maitland Half Squadron

Captain WC Markwell, 16 May 1895
First Lieutenant CE Nicholson, 1 July 1895

Second Lieutenant W Clarke, 21 March 1896

 

Number 3, Singleton Half Squadron
Captain AS Bowman, 16 May 1895
First Lieutenant GH Allan, 1 January 1894
Second Lieutenant RH Dangar, 1 January 1894



Number 4, Richmond River - Lismore Squadron

Captain Commanding, Captain EC Taylor, 17 March 1891

 

Number 4, Richmond River Half Squadron
Captain FG Fanning, 8 August 1892
First Lieutenant CJ McRae, 28 October 1892

Second Lieutenant CFN North, 28 May 1897

 

Number 4, Lismore Half Squadron
Captain EC Taylor, 17 March 1891
Second Lieutenant JA Daley, 18 November 1895
Second Lieutenant TB Osborne, 21 July 1898 

 

Cadet, Parramatta Half Squadron

Second Lieutenant JG Laing, 19 June 1896
Second Lieutenant WC Anderson, 3 October 1896
 

 

Previous: New South Wales Lancers, 1897

Next: New South Wales Lancers, 1899

 

Further Reading:

1st/7th/1st (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse

New South Wales Lancers, Boer War Contingent

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: New South Wales Lancers, 1898

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Thursday, 1 July 2010 2:27 PM EADT

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