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Wednesday, 29 July 2009
13th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour
Topic: AIF - Fr - 13 LHR

13th LHR, AIF

13th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Roll of Honour


Poppies on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

 

The Roll of Honour contains the names of all the men known to have served at one time with the 13th Light Horse Regiment and gave their lives in service of Australia, whether as part of the 13th Light Horse Regiment or another unit.

 

Roll of Honour

 

Frederick James ADAMS, Killed in Action, 25 March 1917.

Frank ALLSHORN, Died of Disease, 25 February 1916.

William Roland ANSON, Died of Wounds, 20 December 1916.

Jack ARMSTRONG, Died of Disease, 23 January 1918.

Harold Eslie ASHWORTH, Killed in Action, 18 August 1918.

Edwin Alexander AUSTIN, Killed in Action, 17 September 1917.

 

 

William Wallace BACON, Killed in Action, 31 July 1917.

Alexander David Thomas BARR, Killed in Action, 22 March 1918.

Arthur BLAIN, Died of Wounds, 11 December 1915.

James Edward BRAYBON, Killed in Action, 1 April 1919.

Cyril Clifton BRITTLEBANK, Died of Disease, 23 May 1918.

Angus BROSNAN, Killed in Action, 27 September 1918.

Edwin George BUSH, Died of Wounds, 4 November 1917.

 

 

Arthur Joshua Stevenson CALDWELL, Killed in Action, 13 March 1917.

Robert CALDWELL, Died of Wounds, 24 March 1917.

William CAM, Killed in Action, 25 September 1917.

Francis William CAREY, Died of Wounds, 5 July 1918.

Lawrence Vincent CARROLL, Killed in Action, 9 August 1918.

Walter CHIBNALL, Died of Wounds, 20 August 1918.

Frederick William CLARK, Died of Accident, 30 December 1917.

Frederick John COCHRAN, Killed in Action, 17 October 1917.

Joseph COLMO, Killed in Action, 26 March 1917.

Allen Henry Ellis COURTNEY, Died of Disease, 6 December 1918.

George Albion COWLEY, Killed in Action, 31 December 1916.

Alexander Crombie Matthew CRAIG, Died of Wounds, 9 August 1918.

 

 

Aurel Louis DARDEL, Died of Wounds, 8 May 1917.

Albert William DARK, Died of Wounds, 5 December 1916.

Herbert Martyn DAVIES, Died of Wounds, 22 July 1916.

Thomas Francis DENHAM, Killed in Action, 20 October 1917.

Alfred DOHLE, Died of Disease, 30 July 1916.

George William DUGGAN, Died of Wounds, 9 August 1918.

George DUTTON, Killed in Action, 29 August 1918.

Percy Michael DWYER, Died of Disease, 7 November 1917.

 

 

Phillip Charles FARMER, Died of Wounds, 9 June 1917.

John Henry FINCH, Died of Wounds, 16 November 1915.

Henry FORBES, Killed in Action, 25 April 1918.

Reginald FREYER, Killed in Action, 21 September 1917.

Richard FUZZARD, Died of Wounds, 4 November 1917.

Walter Bruce FYFE, Killed in Action, 8 August 1918.

Edgar Henry FYVIE, Killed in Action, 11 December 1915.

 

 

Joseph Montague GARDNER, Died of Disease, 18 February 1916.

John Farquhar GELLION, Killed in Action, 3 April 1917.

Thomas GILBERT, Died of Wounds, 16 November 1915.

George William GLASSCOCK, Died of Disease, 1 December 1918.

Woolston James GOVAN, Died of Disease, 2 April 1916.

Norman Allen GRANT, Killed in Action, 5 October 1918.

Albert GREEN, Died of Wounds, 31 May 1918.

Alfred GRIFFITH, Died of Wounds, 30 September 1918.

George Albert GRIFFITHS, Killed in Action, 29 September 1918.

Ernest William GROVES, Died of Disease, 31 December 1915.

 

 

Themetre James HAMMOND, Killed in Action, 12 June 1918.

Alfred Linacre HARSTON, Killed in Action, 20 May 1918.

Thomas William HAYNES, Killed in Action, 7 October 1915.

Rupert Holton HERD, Died of Accident, 16 June 1917.

William George Sydney HOLLAND, Died of Disease, 1 November 1918.

Herbert John HOYLE, Killed in Action, 15 September 1917.

Thomas Joseph HURLEY, Died of Wounds, 12 October 1917.

Lawrence HUSTLER, Killed in Action, 31 May 1918.

William Raymond HYAM, Died of Wounds, 30 March 1917.

 

 

John Heber JOHNSON, Killed in Action, 2 May 1918.

 

 

Thomas Michael KENNEALLY, Died of Wounds, 27 September 1915.

William John KING, Died of Accident, 9 December 1916.

Roland KIRKBRIDE, Died of Wounds, 15 October 1917.

Malcolm KIRKHAM, Killed in Action, 2 September 1918.

James KIRKWOOD, Killed in Action, 18 March 1917.

 

 

Stephen LADE, Died of Wounds, 25 September 1917.

Harry Edgar LARSEN, Died of Disease, 12 March 1919.

Joseph LLOYD, Killed in Action, 1 December 1917.

Stanley Arthur LORAM, Killed in Action, 15 June 1918.

William LOWE, Died of Disease, 2 February 1919.

 

 

Alan Brownell MacKAY, Killed in Action, 5 October 1918.

David Glen MacKAY, Died of Wounds, 5 October 1917.

Henry Allen MARKLEY, Died of Disease, 21 October 1918.

Charles MATTHEWS, Killed in Action, 12 October 1917.

Henry MATTHEWS, Died of Accident, 8 January 1918.

Bertram McCARTHY, Died of Wounds, 19 September 1915.

Ernest James McCREDDEN, Killed in Action, 23 June 1918.

James Allan McDOUGALL, Died of Disease, 4 October 1915 , and subsequently buried at sea.

Jonathan Duncan McHATELEY, Killed in Action, 21 March 1917.

Hector McINTYRE, Killed in Action, 1 October 1917.

Charles Richard McLAREN, Killed in Action, 22 April 1917.

Norman McLEOD, Killed in Action, 31 May 1918.

Neil McMILLAN, Died of Wounds, 25 November 1915.

Robert George McNAUGHTON, Died of Disease, 11 February 1919.

Michael Joseph MEAGHER, Died of Disease, 11 January 1916.

Percy James MILNER, Killed in Action, 22 September 1918.

Kevin John MOLONEY, Died of Wounds, 2 November 1917.

John William MORSE, Died of Wounds, 2 October 1917.

Henry MOSELY, Killed in Action, 1 December 1917.

Robert MOUNSEY, Killed in Action, 9 August 1918.

James MURRAY, Killed in Action, 21 September 1917.

Thomas Lockwood MURRAY, Killed in Action, 25 February 1917.

 

 

Frank John NEWNHAM, Killed in Action, 4 October 1918.

Joseph NEWPORT, Died of Disease, 17 November 1915 , and subsequently buried at sea.

Bryon Fitzgerald NICHOLAS, Killed in Action, 9 October 1917.

William Pears NICHOLES, Killed in Action, 12 October 1917.

Thomas George NORLEY, Killed in Action, 18 May 1918.

 

 

Joseph William PATA, Died of Disease, 11 February 1916.

Robert Frederick Carl PENNY, Died of Disease, 26 November 1918.

Leslie Keith Gordon PETERSON, Killed in Action, 27 September 1917.

Henry Fenton PILLOW, Died of Wounds, 18 August 1918.

Benjamin Harold PISTRUCCI, Died of Wounds, 29 March 1918.

Charles Thomas POOL, Killed in Action, 12 December 1915.

Arthur PRIESTLY, Killed in Action, 6 January 1918.

Henry William PURNELL, Killed in Action, 29 May 1918.

 

 

David John REID, Died of Disease, 2 November 1916.

Leonard Moore REYNOLDSON, Killed in Action, 20 April 1917.

John RICHARDS, Killed in Action, 6 July 1918.

Frederick RICHMOND, Died of Disease, 30 January 1919.

Thomas James ROBERTS, Died of Disease, 15 November 1918.

William Lennard ROBERTS, Killed in Action, 27 November 1915.

William Amos RUTHERFORD, Killed in Action, 11 April 1917.

 

 

William SANDBERG, Killed in Action, 26 September 1918.

Clifford SANDFORD, Died of Wounds, 1 April 1917.

George Leonard SEXTON, Killed in Action, 21 March 1917.

Frederick James SHAW, Killed in Action, 2 October 1917.

William Henry SMITH, Died of Disease, 16 June 1915 , and subsequently buried at sea.

Percival Oswald SPENCE, Died of Wounds, 1 May 1918.

George Wilfred STEWART, Killed in Action, 27 September 1917.

Roy Matthew STEWART, Died of Wounds, 23 October 1918.

George Albert SUMMERS, Died of Wounds, 7 December 1917.

 

 

John Forrest TATTERSON, Killed in Action, 29 March 1918.

Phillip Edwin TAYLOR, Killed in Action, 26 March 1917.

Laven Llewlynn Grifiths THOMAS, Died of Wounds, 15 September 1916.

Charles Parkman THOMPSON, Died of Disease, 27 May 1916.

George THORNHILL, Killed in Action, 23 September 1915.

William Arthur TOURRIER, Died of Wounds, 9 October 1917.

Harold Oswald TREDGETT, Died of Disease, 8 March 1916.

Joseph Arthur TREZISE, Died of Disease, 9 February 1919.

Louis Edward TSCHAMPION, Died of Wounds, 30 August 1918.

John Keith TULLY, Died of Wounds, 22 August 1918.

 

 

Clive UPTON, Died of Wounds, 26 November 1915.

 

 

Robert Francis WADE, Killed in Action, 18 April 1918.

Leslie William WARD, Died of Wounds, 19 March 1917.

Norman James WEBSTER, Killed in Action, 7 May 1917.

Roy Cameron Patrick WELMAN, Killed in Action, 9 December 1915.

John Alexander Patrick WHITEHEAD, Died of Accident, 3 June 1918.

John Stewart WILLIAMS, Killed in Action, 21 March 1917.

Thomas Edwin WILLIAMS, Died of Disease, 20 February 1919.

Leonard Joseph WILLIS, Died of Wounds, 29 March 1918.

Herbert Frederick WILSON, Died of Wounds, 26 September 1917.

John Donald WOODFIELD, Died of Wounds, 7 July 1918.

Thomas Garfield WRIGHT, Killed in Action, 5 October 1918.

 

Lest We Forget

 

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

Further Reading:

13th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 13th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Thursday, 31 January 2013 7:56 AM EAST
Surafend, the massacre, Palestine, 10 December 1918, Easterbrook Account
Topic: BatzP - Surafend

Surafend, the massacre

Palestine, 10 December 1918

Easterbrook Account

 

The Easterbrook letter.

The following is a transcription of a report written by Major Claude Cadman Easterbrook to 2nd LH Brigade Headquarters submitted during January 1919.

 

Headquarters

2nd LH Brigade

Reference raid on Khurbet Surafend on night of 10th December 1918.

On December 10th 1918 Major HAD White DSO, 6th LH Regiment was temporarily in Command of Brigade. I was with Major White at Headquarters 6th LH, at 2000 on that date. At about 2010 a whistle blast was heart from the direction of Khurbet Surafend and a few minutes later several small fires were noticed in the village, and a few shots were heard.

Major White instructed me to report the matter to Division Headquarters, and to order units of the Brigade to "stand to" in their lines. This order was given verbally to the 6th LH, and by personally saw that the order was complied with by 2nd AMGS, and smaller units.

I immediately communicated with DHQ by 'phone and reported the matter to Major Walker DAQMG and informed him that the Brigade was standing to and would await orders from DHQ.

An Officer (Lieutenant Allman) and 24 other ranks mounted were sent to patrol the ground between this Brigade and the village, with orders to prevent men moving into the village.

A picture show was being held in the YMCA, in the Brigade Area and the majority of the men of this Brigade were present.

I heard major White give orders to the effect that these men return to their lines, and stand to.

At about 2030 DHQ gave instructions by telephone (afterwards confirmed by wire) that the Brigade would stand by ready to turn out, and stated that two squadrons of another Brigade had been ordered to clear up the situation.

At about 2045 the whistle signal for "Rally" was heard and the noise in the village practically ceased. By this time the whole village was in flames.

About 2200 Lieutenant Allman reported back and stated that no man of this Brigade had attempted to pass through his cordon, either going toward or coming from the village.

After giving the order for "stand to" Major White visited the lines and assured himself that all ranks were ready to move.

About 2300 2nd LH Field Ambulance were asked to supply ambulances and remove injured natives, three of whom died in Field Ambulance during the night.

I know nothing of the burning of the Bedouin Encampment.

Major CC Easterbrook
Brigade Major, 2nd LH Brigade.

 

 

Further Reading:

Surafend

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Surafend, the massacre, Palestine, 10 December 1918, Easterbrook Account

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 8 August 2009 5:18 PM EADT
Australian Light Horse, Roles within the Regiment, Regimental Orderly Corporal
Topic: AIF - Lighthorse

Australian Light Horse

Roles within the Regiment

Regimental Orderly Corporal

 

The following entries dealing with the roles and duties within the hierarchy of a light horse regiment are extracted from a very informative handbook called The Bushman’s Military Guide, 1898. While written in 1898, the information contained in the entries held true for the next twenty years with only minor modifications with the principles remaining as current then as now.

 

Regimental Orderly Corporal

 

(1.) He is detailed daily and parades with the regimental guard, and will report himself to the orderly officer.

(2.) It is his duty to collect the sick reports from all orderly sergeants of units before breakfast daily, and march the sick to hospital before 9 a.m. or other appointed hour, will acquaint orderly sergeants of the surgeon's decision in each case after being dismissed from the hospital tent, and leave sick reports at the regimental orderly tent.

(3.) He will be present at the issue of meals at the cooking places, ten minutes before the meal hours ordered, and will assist the orderly officer and quartermaster in the systematic issue of meals to tent orderlies.

(4.) He will parade all ration-carriers, and see that men on guard are supplied with meals.

(5.) He will see that the cooks have coffee ready for the guard at night at the appointed time.

 

Form of Regimental Orderly Corporal's Report. 

...................................... Regiment.

......................................189 ...........

 

(1.) I certify I reported myself to the orderly officer of the day at .............. the ............. instant, and accompanied him round the various duties.

(2.) I was present when the meal-carriers were marched off at breakfast, dinner, and supper.

(3.) I assisted the regimental orderly sergeant in the performance of his duties.

(4.) I ascertained the number of sick and marched them to the hospital tent.

(5.) I was present when the subaltern of the day inspected the provisions, forage, horse troughs, and at all parades and guard mountings.

 

......................................................

Orderly Corporal

 

To Orderly Officer,

............... Regiment.

 

 

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Militia 1899 - 1920

 


Citation: Australian Light Horse, Roles within the Regiment, Regimental Orderly Corporal

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 2 September 2009 10:48 AM EADT
The Volunteer Movement in Western Australia, Albany Rifle Volunteers
Topic: Militia - LHW - WA

Western Australian Militia

Albany Rifle Volunteers

 

The following is an extract from the book written in 1962 by George F. Wieck called The Volunteer Movement in Western Australia 1861-1903, p. 44:

 
Albany Rifle Volunteers

Prior to 1878 no serious attempt appears to have been made to raise a Volunteer corps in the Albany district. On 8 June 1878 a petition was forwarded to the Military Commandant seeking approval to raise an Infantry corps, to be designated the "Albany Rifle Volunteers". The requisite authority appeared in the Government Gazette dated 26 June 1878. Lieut. W. Finlay was appointed to Command.

The initial enrolment was 55 all ranks; the peak of three Officers and 60 Other Ranks, plus a Band, was reached in 1881. Between these limits strength fluctuated violently and dropped seriously after 1881. When it was down to 44 a special inspection was held and as a consequence disbandment owing to "Unsatisfactory Conditions" was notified in Government Gazette dated 31 March 1885. There nothing on record concerning corps activities.


Officers of the Albany Rifle Volunteers

Captain W Finlay, 26 June 1 878

Lieutenant J Moir, 21 March 1879

Second Lieutenant WG Knight, 25 April 1879



 

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Further Reading:

Western Australian Militia, Light Horse

Western Australian Militia, Infantry

 


Citation: The Volunteer Movement in Western Australia, Albany Rifle Volunteers

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 4 September 2009 10:28 PM EADT
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Surafend, the massacre, Palestine, 10 December 1918, Barton Account
Topic: BatzP - Surafend

Surafend, the massacre

Palestine, 10 December 1918

Barton Account

 

Corporal Edward Hugh Barton's account of his actions

 

The following account by 1302 Corporal Edward Hugh BARTON, 6th LHR, details events he witnessed during the day leading up to the events at Surafend.

On the morning of December 10th about 1000, I was with other men marking out a football ground near 6th LH Camp when a New Zealand soldier rode up an told us that the New Zealanders were going to raid the village of Kh. Surafend that night and said if any of us cared to join in, we would be welcome. He then rode away. I know he was a New Zealand soldier because he wore New Zealand pugaree and tunic. I did not notice his colours.

At about 1900 two New Zealand soldiers walked to the door of my tent and one said he was a friend of the New Zealand lad who had been murdered and told us the New Zealanders intended to raid the village that night and that a meeting to be held at about 1930 to decide plan of the raid and he invited any of us to attend the meeting. 

(Sgd. ) EH.Barton. Cpl .

 

Further Reading:

Surafend

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Surafend, the massacre, Palestine, 10 December 1918, Barton Account

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 20 January 2010 1:32 PM EAST

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