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Friday, 20 February 2004
Off to the war, Town and Country Journal, 4 November 1899
Topic: BW - Boer War

Australian Contingents for South Africa

Embarkation of the NSW Contingent, October 1899

 

The troops marching along Oxford Street, Paddington.

[From: The Town and Country Journal, 4 November 1899, p. 39.] 

 

The following is an extract from the newspaper Town and Country Journal, 4 November 1899, p. 13.

 

OFF TO THE WAR.

DEPARTURE OF PORTION OF THE N.S.W. CONTINGENT.

AN ENTHUSIASTIC DEMONSTRATION.



The steamer Kent embarked 131 passengers on Saturday, including 38 of the Lancers and 91 of the Army Medical Corps, but there could not have been more enthusiasm if the occasion had been the sending off of a whole army corps. This demonstration seems out of proportion if we look at the mere practical side of the matter, for, of course, the sending away of 129 soldiers is a small affair when compared with the size of the forces engaged in the war, but the people have not looked at the question in the cold light of numbers. It is a matter of emotion, and the actual efficacy, of the small number is thus lost sight of. It has been thought the proper thing to express sympathy with Great Britain in the war in the Transvaal, and if the Home authorities had chosen to fix the number at ten times what they did the response would, no doubt, have been cheerful and complete. The demonstration on Saturday was, therefore, of significant value as a sign of public approval of the action of Parliament in sending the troops.

The troops were formed up at the Victoria Barracks. Altogether there must have been 1500 men on the ground. Major Bayly formed them up in regimental rotation. First came the R.A.A. (Field and Garrison), the New South Wales P. P. Artillery. (Field), the Lancers, the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Regiments; the Submarine Miners, the Engineers, the National Guard, the Army Service Corps, and the Army Medical Corps. With the Permanent Artillery Band in the centre of the ground, the rest of the troops were ranged round the asphalted parade ground, with the men of the Lancer contingent and the Army Medical Corps, who were to embark on board the Kent nearest to the Barrack gates. After them came the Police Band, and then the rest of the troops.

Just as 2 o'clock had struck a loud cheering was heard at the gates. The Governor, accompanied by Mayor Lindsay, A.D.C., the Archbishop of Sydney, with whom were the Rev. North Ash (chaplain to the forces), the Rev. Wallis MO, the Rev. J. Rose, the Rev. Dill-Macky, the Rev. Mr. Wilkinson, and the Rev. E. T. Beck, Mr Lyne, Mr. Wise, Mr. O'Sullivan, and Mr. See (Minister for Defence) drove onto the ground, where Colonel Mackenzie, Colonel Airey and Colonel Bayly received them. It was a most brilliant spectacle that must have caught the eyes of the visitors. The black square, embroidered with a deep fringe of scarlet, blue, yellow, and reddish-brown, edged with steel, tossing plumes, the shine of brass instruments, and at the back of it all the darker edge of civilians, was quite metamorphosed from its ordinary severe aspect.

 

The heavy squall drenched everyone and flooded the streets.

[From: The Town and Country Journal, 4 November 1899, p. 39.] 

 

But, just as the distinguished party took up a position near the Artillery Band, immediately in front of the contingent in honour of which all this was being done, a heavy squall of wind and rain began to drive across the ground. In a minute everyone without a coat or umbrella was wet to the skin, and very few had coats. The Governor in a light suit, with an umbrella, fared just as badly as the ordinary onlooker with ditto. The ladies in white dresses (from the High school) suffered severely. Even as the rain commenced they presented the silver bugle to the Lancers - and did it with the most seeming promptitude, too. Major Lee briefly acknowledged the gift, and said it would always remind his regiment of the esteem and admiration of their fair friends in Sydney. Giving the bugle to a bugler, the latter blew long, clear, and loud, the Lancers' call to action.

The band struck up the hymn, "O, God! Our Help in Ages Past," and many of the onlookers joined in. Verse succeeded verse, while the pitiless rain fell, and turned everything to misery. The troops were wet through; most of the spectators were in a similar condition, and still the hymn went on. At last the A.A.G. could stand it no longer. Riding forward he held up his hand and the band stopped. "I told you twice before to stop!" he shouted above the rain and wind. Two long prayers and a lengthy harangue to those about to depart followed, till even the Governor, who was sheltering the form of the Archbishop beneath his umbrella, looked volumes. For the rain abated not a jot.

At last the Archbishop himself advanced, and in a voice of great emotion, pronounced the beautiful and solemn "Benediction." Then followed "God Save the Queen," sung by everyone.

Then, at last, the troops moved off, headed by the Governor in his carriage; the band of the R.A.A. stepped out manfully to "Soldiers of the Queen;" then came the Lancers, their light-brown uniforms dark with moisture, and the pennons on e lances hanging limp and sullen. Followed the Army Medical Corps; then came the Permanent Artillery, the P.P. Artillery (all companies), and the Police Band. Their tune was "The Union Jack." Next came more Lancers, and recently another band, that of the 1st Regiment, laying "Take Off Our Hats to the Queen." Third Regiment followed; then came the band of the 2nd Regiment ("Britannia the Pride of the Ocean"), then the 2nd Regiment; next the Submarine Miners and Engineers, and then the Scots pipers. Their band (silent) came next, followed by the Scots College boys, under Captain Levitus, and then the "Dandy Fifth" themselves. The Australians (6th) succeeded (the band playing "Sons of the Sea"), and close up came the 7th, with the Old Tune of the Old Line-"The British Grenadiers."

 

The Scottish Rifles.

[From: The Town and Country Journal, 4 November 1899, p. 24.]  

 

The 8th (Irish) Regiment followed, and was succeeded by the National Guard, headed by Sir George Dibbs. The Army Service Corps brought up the rear of the procession, that must have been over a quarter of a mile long - and the very last man who stepped, through the gate was Major Bayly, with a wet jacket, but also with a load of responsibility off his mind. And then the city took up the tale.

Though the day was wet the streets were crowded. The troops left the Victoria Barracks precisely at 3 o'clock, and the appearance of the contingent was the signal for loud cheering, which, indeed, was continued almost unceasingly along the line of route - Oxford Street, by way of Bourke, William, and Park Streets to Pitt Street, and thence to the Quay. In several places in Oxford and William streets strings of bunting, dampened by the pouring rain, drooped across the roadway, while
several private houses made loyal displays of British colours.

During, the several hours which preceded the time set down for the embarkation, crowds gathered around the approaches of the Quay, at the lower end of Pitt Street. From the middle of the Quay thoroughfare to the large iron gates of the German Steamship Company's Wharf, picket fence barricades had been erected, so that the crowed, thus restrained, formed an avenue, through which the soldiers could march to the roadway which skirts the wharves. By half-past 1 o'clock, many thousands had gathered, while thousands more were making their way to the spot from all approaches. All the available coigns of vantage on surrounding high buildings were availed of. The roof and windows of the fire station, at the corner of George Street, were crowded. So were the hotel balconies in the neighbourhood. The high platforms on the wharves, the fences which surrounded them, every ledge, in fact, which would bear the weight of or furnish foothold for a human being had its living freight. The long wait was, under the circumstances, somewhat tedious.

At last the troops arrived, and there was wave after wave of cheering. The departing troops lost no time in getting aboard, and there were then the unavoidable farewell scenes to be got through. At last these were finished, and the steamer moved from the wharf, on her way down the harbour. She cast anchor off Double Bay, and got finally away at 6 a.m. on Monday.

 

The Australian Rifles.

[From: The Town and Country Journal, 4 November 1899, p. 24.] 

 

The total of passengers on board the Kent is 131, being 38 of the Lancers, 91 of the A.M.C., a Veterinary surgeon (Veterinary-Surgeon Lieutenant F. W. Melhuish), and a war correspondent (Mr. A. B. Paterson., of the "Sydney Morning Herald"). The total of horses is 152, being 131 for the Lancers, 49 for the A.M.C., and 2 for the war correspondent. There was also an uncontemplated passenger. Mr. S. Hordern, of Darling Point, kindly placed four pigeons belonging to himself and Mr. J. Wright, of Sussex-street, members of the Homing Pigeon Society, on board the Kent on Sunday, taking them in his yacht. One of the pigeons returned to Mr. Wright's place at Sussex Street about 8 o'clock on. Monday morning, with the following message from the ship:-

"Kent, 7.15 a.m.-Strong head wind, fairly heavy sea, vessel very steady, horses doing well. P.M.O. reports all well. Stowaway discovered on board -West, 14, Hurstville, apprentice Biddell Brothers, under bunks since Saturday, no food. He wishes to find his mother, who is a nurse in England, and is going with troops to Africa. P.M.O. suggests he" is the 'Little Boy at Manly." Fittings of ship, are apparently perfect, and horses right forward and aft are travelling well. Old mare that left sick now improving. All well on board. Consider we have made auspicious start. No ill effects from Saturday's wetting. Men send best wishes to those who are to follow."

A luncheon was given by Mr. Cox, one of the directors of the agents of the Kent, in the North German Lloyd's shed., Circular, Quay, at which over 500 persons were present, including the Governor, Premier, Mayor, and Primate. Patriotic speeches were made, and the toast of "The New
South Wales Contingent" was duly honoured.

Following is the personnel of that portion of the contingent which departed by the Kent:

 

The NSW Lancers Contingent.

[From: The Town and Country Journal, 4 November 1899, p. 27.] 

 

N.S.W. LANCERS.

Captain and Temporary Major G.L. Lee.
Lieutenant G.H. Allan.
Lieutenant C.W.F.P. Roberts.
Lieutenant R.M. Heron.
W.O. C.E. Fisher.
S.S.M. W. Winch.
Sergeant C. Williams.
Sergeant A. Livingston.
Trumpeter A. V. Taylor.
Trumpeter W. Papworth.
S.S. W. Mullard.
Trooper E. Lee.
Trooper C. Fiaschi.
Trooper R.M. Johnson.
Trooper G. Whittington.
Trooper W. G. Moon.
Trooper L.D. Tunks.
Trooper J.W. Muir.
Trooper A.W.G. M'Millan.
Trooper H.A. Artlett.
Trooper A.B. Pettigrew.
Trooper G.W. Davey.
Trooper W. Stewart.
Trooper G.E.L. Ramsay.
Trooper J.A. Weston.
Trooper J. Elliott.
Trooper K. M'Pherson.
Trooper L. Fetting.
Trooper C. Lamb.
Trooper A. A. Burgin.
Trooper E. Wilson.


DRIVERS AND BATMEN.

Trooper H. Sandon.
Trooper A. Robinson.
Trooper G. Bell.
Trooper W. M. Ellis.
Trooper W. Chapman.
Trooper L. H. Griffiths.
Trooper A. T. Bowman.

 

The New South Wales Army Medical Corps Contingent.

[From: The Town and Country Journal, 4 November 1899, p. 27.] 

 

N.S.W. ARMY MEDICAL CORPS.

Colonel W.D.C. Williams.
Captain and Temporary Major T.H. Fiaschi.
Captain R. Roth.
Captain T. A. Green.
Captain A. E. Perkins.
Lieutenant T. M. Martin.
W.O. P. Mason, Permanent A.M.C.
Sergeant R. Eberling, Permanent A.M.C.
Sergeant J. Rose, Permanent A.M.C.
Sergeant T. Render, Permanent A.M.C.
Private H. Rigden, Permanent A.M.C.
Private J. Harrison, Permanent A.M.C.
W.O. J. Bond, Permanent Staff.
Q.M.S. J.H. Mills, A.M.C.
Sergeant Major D. Hadfield, A.M.C.
Sergeant A.J. Hindmarsh, A.M.C.
Bugler A. Blair, A.M.C.
Bugler W. Davis, A.M.C.
Private W. Cousens, A.M.C.
Private P.F. Walker, A.M.C.
Private G. Daggar, A. M. C.
Private E. M'Kinley, A. M. C.
Private F. Kenny, A. M. C.
Private A. S. Tait, A.M.C.
Private F. Goodhall, A.M.C.
Private R. Parkhill, A.M.C.
Private F. Aitken, A.M.C.
Private J. Hannah, A.M.C.
Private H. Longbottom, A.M.C.
Private E. Widgery, A.M.C.
Private A. Midgley, A.M.C.
Private H.P. Legge, A.M.C.
Private O. Levido, A.M.C. (Reserve).
Private F. Blackall, A.M.C. (Reserve).
Private G. Newton, A.M.C. (Reserve).
Private A.F.W. Maters, A.M.C. (Reserve).
Private G. Stratton, A.M.C. (Reserve).
Sergeant W. Walpole, R.A.A. (Field).
Driver J. H. Easby, R.A.A. (Field).
Driver H. Norris, R.A.A. (Field).
Driver F. Timmins, R.A.A. (Field).
Driver J. Green, R.A.A. (Field).
Driver W. Gill, R.A.A. (Field).
Driver Colbourne, R.A.A. (Field).
Driver W. Goole, R.A.A. (Field).
Driver J. Maund, R.A.A. (Field).
Driver G. Rose, "C" Battery, N.S.W.A. Regiment.
Driver D: M. Cronin, "C" Battery, N.S.W.A. Regiment.
Driver W., T. C. Colliver, "B" Battery, N.S.W.A. Regiment.
Driver G. Downey, "C" Battery, N.S.W.A. Regiment.
Driver J. Louden, "C" Battery, N.S.W.A. Regiment.
Driver A. Inman, "C" Battery, N.S.W.A. Regiment.
Private F. Harkness, R.A.A. (Garrison).
Private J. Riglesford, R.A.A. (Garrison).
Private E. Hitchens, R.A.A. (Garrison).
Private A. Russell, R.A.A. (Garrison).
Private L. Strong, R.A.A. (Garrison).
Private W.D. Lewis, 1st Regiment.
Private J. Oram, 2nd Regiment.
Private A. Shapter, 2nd Regiment.
Private J. Connolly, 2nd Regiment.
Private F. Tawnley, 2nd Regiment.
Private J. Healy, 2nd Regiment.
Private R. Walton, 2nd Regiment.
Private O. Stanton, 3rd Regiment,
Private A. Dargin, 6th Regiment.
Private J. Fraser, 5th Regiment.
Private E. M'Namara, A.S.C.
Private A. J. H. Gray, A.S.C.
Private W. Collins, N.B.
Private M'Naughton, N.B.
Private H. Warren, N.A.V.
Private G. Willey, R.A.A. (Field).
Private F. Smith, R.A.A. (Field).
Private G. Dart.
Private J.S. Howarth.
Private A. Matheson, R.A.A. (Garrison).
Private W. Blestowe.
Private C. White, R.A.A. (Garrison).
Private J. Donnellan.
Private G. Schofield, Police.
Private E. Chamberlain, Police.
Private J. Henry, Police.
Private G. Selmes, Police.
Private I. Goodsell, Police.
Private A. Justin, Police.
Private C. Lindfleld, Police.
Private H.I. Ranson, Submarine Miners.
Private T. Cox, Submarine Miners.
Private C. Harrison, A.M.C.
Private F. C. Airey.
 

Loading the horses onto the Kent.
 
[From: The Town and Country Journal, 4 November 1899, p. 39.]

 

 

Further Reading:

Boer War, 1899 - 1902 

South African (Second Boer) War, 1899 - 1902, Australian Forces, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Off to the war, Town and Country Journal, 4 November 1899

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Tuesday, 27 April 2010 11:17 AM EADT
Thursday, 19 February 2004
At Elands River, Town and Country Journal, 1 September 1900
Topic: BW - Boer War

A letter from Elands River

Town and Country Journal, 1 September 1900

 

A fully equiped Bushman

[From: the Town and Country Journal, 24 February 1900, p. 21.]

 

The following is an extract from the Town and Country Journal, 1 September 1900, p. 21.

 

At Elands River.

Lieutenant R. E. Zouch, “A” Squadron, N.S.W. Bushmen's Contingent, writing from camp at Eland's River, July 15, says:

We are now in garrison, a dreadful place; and it is hard to say how long we may be kept here. I t is very hard that, after having done so much of regimental work, “B” and “C” Squadrons have now gone ahead of us, and have had two scrapes with the enemy - one at Rustenberg, where we had two men killed and several wounded, one of the latter being Captain Machattie. We haves, however, done good work disarming the enemy, and are keeping open the lines of communication between Mafeking and Rustenburg. This is the coldest place I have ever known; we have no fuel, and the men only one blanket, and hardly any clothes; for we lost most of our kit when we were compelled to retreat from Rustenburg. We are now trying to obtain some boots, clothing, etc, from the "powers that be" but I fear we stand a poor chance of success. All the other regiments here are splendidly equipped, especially the Queenslanders, who are now camped with us; they seem to have everything required, even horse-rugs; while our poor ,horses doing heavy work have no rugs, and are now on half rations.

 We often wonder what, our numerous friends in New South Wales would say if they could only see our present plight, and how we are treated ; we came here to light, but in stead of that we are "dumped" ,down by the way side, and, I regret to say, are sorely neglected. Our colonel and staff have done on with the two fresh squadrons, while we have to remain behind to "grin and bear" it, so that "A" squadron is not getting a fair show. We have had no letters since we left Australia (nearly six months ago), except those written a few days after we sailed. This 'is the worst hardship of all, and we are quite out of the world so far as news is concerned, and we know very little about the, war, or what has happened elsewhere. It is cruel that we have' not received letters from the dear ones in Australia, written so many months ago, too. A few days ago we got hold of a Melbourne paper, about, three months old, and we all enjoyed reading it. There was a call to arms a day or two ago, at 4 o'clock in the morning, when we had to stand out on the breast works until sunrise, and afterwards work all day until half-past 4, building forts. I went on duty at 6 p.m., was about all night, and had very little to eat, but I am glad to say that I have felt splendid.

This place cannot be made very strong, as there is very little good material for that purpose, the ground being a mass of slaty chips, but it is the general opinion that the enemy will hardly attack us at present. I am writing, this letter on the walls of an old Zulu fort; there are many such about here. This is a poor country in the winter, but evidently a, fine place in summer. The cattle are a very common lot; their horns are the largest part of them; and I really think the animals are made of leather, as the meat is, something awful. We get enough of this so-called beef, but other articles of diet are scarce - often no sugar nor tea - and all of a most inferior quality. Tobacco is a great luxury, and we have been compelled to use the Boer production, which is as coarse and dry as chaff. A message has been forwarded to Mafeking for our mail to be forwarded here. When it arrives it will be a "red letter day” indeed. It is heart-breaking not to hear from, one's relations and friends, and far harder to bear than all we have gone through. I will send this letter by our cyclist, but it may never reach you, perhaps, as one of our postmen was captured yesterday, and this may share the same fate.

 

Biographies

 

1. The letter's author, Lieutenant R. E. Zouch, “A” Squadron, N.S.W. Bushmen's Contingent.

New South Wales Citizens' Bushmen's Contingent, Richard Essington Zouch

 

2. Thomas Alfred Machattie.

New South Wales Citizens' Bushmen's Contingent, Thomas Alfred Machattie

 

Further Reading:

New South Wales Citizens' Bushmen's Contingent

Boer War, 1899 - 1902 

South African (Second Boer) War, 1899 - 1902, Australian Forces, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Elands River, Town and Country Journal, 1 September 1900

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Tuesday, 27 April 2010 11:01 AM EADT
Wednesday, 18 February 2004
A Letter Home, Town and Country Journal, 24 November 1900
Topic: BW - Boer War

A Letter Home

A Sydney Nurse in South Africa.

 

Town and Country Journal, 24 November 1900, p. 43.

 

The letter published in the Town and Country Journal is quite prescient in its predictions regarding the longevity of the war. The above extract is transcribed below.

 

A Sydney Nurse in South Africa.

The following extracts are taken from an interesting letter received by a private friend in Sydney from one of the nurses in camp near Ladysmith:

"'The Camp,' Ladysmith, October 3.

"My dear M.,-When I wrote last the war was at full tide; now I write again when it is at low ebb. Between then and now lie ten months of work at such high pressure that to-day I feel worn out; so deadly sick of everything military that nothing appeals to me like a stray sketch of a cottage covered with roses, a hayrack on a farm, or an old-fashioned garden. For spring is in the air, and with the return of spring the homesick feeling in many hearts grows strong. A photo of General Christian De Wet lies before me. When I look at the keen alert face, I am apt to become dubious over the probable end of the war in three weeks or a month. De Wet says quite cheerfully he intends to fight while he has ten men left, and the general opinion is that until the brilliant Dutchman surrenders, or is caught, the air must still be full of uncertainties. At any moment he may bob up serenely in some new and unexpected quarter, or tear up a mile or two of railway lines; tend so far he has been able to set at nought Lord Roberts and all the other Generals.

"A cloud of dull apathy lies over the land, and a regiment might march through Ladysmith with the band playing 'Soldiers of the Queen,' and never a shopkeeper would pause in the act of measuring tea or sugar, to run to the door and cheer, for the 'gentleman in khaki' is simply a common Tommy once more, no longer an interesting novelty. 'The Camp,' where we are stationed at present, lies three miles beyond Ladysmith. It consists of rows and rows of corrugated iron sheds, placed on the open veldt with no signs of a tree or shrub in sight. I have only to go to the door of my quarters to look at Waggon Hill and Bulwana, while King's Post, with its trenches and breastworks, lies but a stone's throw away.

"At present the hospital is half empty, for there are no big battles now, and the fever season has not yet set in. Sometimes we take a day off, and roam over such a battlefield as 'Pieter's' or 'Spion Kop,' from which we return in the evening very weary, and occasionally very sad, for a fragment of a letter, or a bit of an old paper, picked up in a trench has taken our thoughts back tab those awful days of fighting before, the relief of LadySmith. There is a mania existing at present for collecting curios. The battlefields have been almost swept clean, and the prices asked for a pom-pom shell or a `Long Tom' which has been used in action are most exorbitant. In my ward at present I have the tailor who made suits of broadcloth for President Kruger for the past nine years. At times my poor tailor, who is an orderly, grows quite melancholy. 'If I only had kept the old dopper suit the President gave me for a pattern,' he said yesterday, 'I might have shaken hands with myself; but, alas, I gave it to a Kaffir!' "I cannot tell you how I long to come across some of the men from New South Wales. I have nursed 'Devons,' 'Yorke,' `Lancashires,' 'Gloucesters,' 'Inniskillings,' `Gordons,' and others, a New Zealander, and a South Australian, but never a man from Sydney. The anxiety of some of the poor fellows among the reserves to get 'home' is very pitiful. A bad case pronounced unfit" for further service yesterday received the verdict with a smile of delight. The man is going home with death beside him; nevertheless he is quite content, for, according to his idea, 'better a grave in the old churchyard without a stone than a tomb with a monument in South Africa.' Owing to the fearful rush of work at first. I have forgotten the names of the majority of the men I nursed, but I can never forget their heroism and courage in hardships and difficulties. I always seem to see them stepping past in great companies, just as if I had known them in dreams. Had I had the experience of a siege I might have attempted a book, but the siege did not fall to my lot.

"I shall always be glad of the experience I have had in this campaign. The little things which used to trouble me are mere nothings brought face to trice with big realities. Yet here, where a few months ago such issues hung in the balance, a nursing Sister is fretting because her hair is losing its colour, and another Sister is perfectly miserable because the coolie washes her linen so badly. The army will probably soon disband the civilian doctors and nurses, as they have a full supply of their own staff, equal to the sick in hospitals at present. I, with many others, am looking forward eagerly to the day when we can say thankfully, 'Our services being no longer required, we intend returning home.' "

 

 

Further Reading:

Boer War, 1899 - 1902 

South African (Second Boer) War, 1899 - 1902, Australian Forces, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: A Letter Home, Town and Country Journal, 24 November 1900

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Tuesday, 27 April 2010 11:04 AM EADT
Sunday, 25 January 2004
Boer War, 1899 - 1902, Australian Forces, 1st Australian Regiment, Roll of Honour
Topic: BW - Boer War

Boer War, 1899 - 1902

Australian Forces

Roll of Honour

1st Australian Regiment


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 1st Australian Regiment and gave their lives in service of Australia, whether as part of the 1st Australian Regiment or another unit during the Boer War.

 

Roll of Honour

 

Henry Martin BUDD

 

Arthur Edward COULSON

 

George Albert EDDY

 

Donald FRASER

 

Charles Anthony GILCHRIST

Neil GRANT

 

William Fleming HOPKINS

 

Simon MCLENNAN

 

James Clark ROBERTS

A ROSS

 

Robert Westrup SALMON

Thomas STOCK

Frank SUTTIE

 

Charles E WILLIAMS

Albert Herbert WILLSON

 

Lest we forget

 

Further Reading:

1st Australian Regiment

Boer War, 1899 - 1902

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Boer War, 1899 - 1902, Australian Forces, 1st Australian Regiment, Roll of Honour

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Tuesday, 27 April 2010 10:51 AM EADT
Wednesday, 31 December 2003
South African (Second Boer) War: 1899-1902, Embarkation Roll: ABB to AMY
Topic: BW - Boer War

South African (Second Boer) War, 1899-1902

Australian Participation - Full Index

Embarkation Roll: ABB to AMY

 

The following is an alphabetical roll of all Australians known members of the many military formations which embarked overseas during the South African (Second Boer) War, 1899-1902.

Each man is detailed on this reference list with the following information:

Service Number;

Rank on Embarkation;

First Names;

Family Name;

If applicable, any false name employed; and,

Service unit.

 

Notes

Note 1: All soldiers’ names are linked to the specific unit and date when embarkation occurred.

Note 2: There are duplications of some names in the following list. The reason for this is that the soldier embarked on more than one occasion. This was the simplest way of resolving the problem of multiple entries for a single individual.

 

Embarkation Roll: ABB to AMY

  

14 Trumpeter Percy Henry George ABBERT, 5th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

2424 Lance Corporal James Ignatius ABBERTON, 4th Australian Commonwealth Horse, Victoria.

417 Trooper Wilfred ABBEY, 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

480 Private Albert Barker ABBOTT, NSW Imperial Bushmen.

373 Private Alfred Percy ABBOTT, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

451 Private Archibald ABBOTT, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

95 Lance Corporal Charles Edgar ABBOTT, 2nd West Australian Mounted Infantry.

387 Trooper Ernest William ABBOTT, 8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia.

1406 Trooper George Henry ABBOTT, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

68 Private Herbert Benjamin Thomas ABBOTT, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry.

1555 Saddler Herbert James ABBOTT, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

2336 Corporal John ABBOTT, A' Bty. Royal Australian Artillery.

1062 Trooper John Henry Macartney ABBOTT, 1st Australian Horse.

474 Private W ABBOTT, 6th Australian Commonwealth Horse, Victoria.

1134 Gunner Charles John ABDY, A' Bty. Royal Australian Artillery.

38237 Trooper Arthur Heywood A'BECKETT, 2nd Scottish Horse.

183 Trooper Garnet ABEL, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

325 Corporal John McNabb ABEL, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

2871 Driver John McNabb ABEL, A' Bty. Royal Australian Artillery.

520 Private Martin ABEL, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

275 Private Sidney ABEL, 8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, Tasmania.

245 Private William ABELL, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

177 Private Charles Stewart ABERCROMBIE, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry.

1225 Private Alexander McFarlane ABERLINE, NSW Imperial Bushmen.

120 Private Henry Percy ABERY, 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen.

119 Private Robert George ABERY, 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen.

2107 Private Leonard Guy ABLE, 3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse, Tasmania.

921 Private Cyril ABRAHAM, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Queensland.

188 Trooper Claude L ABRAHAMS, Bushveldt Carbineers.

15 Private William John ABRAHAMS, 'A' Sqn. NSW Mounted Rifles.

248 Private Soren Martin ABRAHAMSON, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

E ABSALOM, Kitchener's Fighting Scouts.

562 Private Edward ABSALOM, 2nd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Victoria.

547 Trooper Francis William ABURROW, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

62 Private Frederick ACHILLES, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

2632 Trooper Lawrence ACKERMAN, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

2682 Trooper James ACKLAND, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

286 Private Francis ADAIR, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Trooper EA ADAM, Prince of Wales' Light Horse.

385 Private Francis Thomas ADAM, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

1288 Private Herbert Laurie ADAM, Army Medical Corps, NSW.

16 Trooper Angus Robert ADAMS, 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen.

991 Private Bertrand ADAMS, 2nd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, South Australian.

1093 Trooper Charles Francis ADAMS, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

145 Private Charles Langlow ADAMS, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

374 Private Charles Langslon ADAMS, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

953 Private Clarence Matthew ADAMS, 2nd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, South Australian.

2769 EA ADAMS, Prince of Wales' Light Horse.

121 Private Edward Beuse ADAMS, 2nd Tasmanian Bushmen.

942 Private Edward Ernest ADAMS, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Edward Richard ADAMS, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

3645 Trooper Ernest Joseph ADAMS, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

84 Sergeant Frank Bertram ADAMS, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry.

Lieutenant Frank Bertram ADAMS, 2nd Tasmanian Bushmen.

1093 Trooper Frederick Charles ADAMS, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

276 Private George Edgar ADAMS, 8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, Tasmania.

5 Trooper George Oxley ADAMS, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

31536 Trooper George Ozley ADAMS, 2nd Scottish Horse.

121 Private Gordon Cyril ADAMS, 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen.

1354 Private Henry ADAMS, Army Medical Corps, Commonwealth.

1288 Private Henry ADAMS, Army Medical Corps, Commonwealth - NSW.

471 Private Henry James ADAMS, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

2650 Private James Lacey Lawson ADAMS, 4th Australian Commonwealth Horse, South Australia.

2020 Company Sergeant Major John Edward ADAMS, 3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse, Tasmania.

2070 Trooper John Francis Henry ADAMS, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.

64 Private John Hemsworth ADAMS, 8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, South Australia.

480 Private Phipps Alexander ADAMS, 2nd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Victoria.

31533 Trooper Phipps Alexander ADAMS, 2nd Scottish Horse.

110 Trooper Robert Dudley ADAMS, Bushveldt Carbineers.

198 Private Robert John ADAMS, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

884 Trooper Sydney Robert ADAMS, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

95 Private Thomas Henry ADAMS, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

951 Private William James ADAMS, 2nd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, South Australian.

26 Trooper William James ADAMS, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

45 Corporal William John ADAMS, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

653 Private William John ADAMS, NSW Imperial Bushmen.

273 Private Charles Young ADAMSON, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

121 Trooper George Herriott ADAMSON, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

ADDISON, Roberts' Horse.

Lieutenant Alfred George ADIE, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Captain Alfred George ADIE, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

40083 Trooper J ADIE, 2nd Scottish Horse.

83 Private S ADKINS, 6th Australian Commonwealth Horse, Victoria.

2631 Trooper Laurence J ADRIAN, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

474 Private Robert Edward ADRIAN, NSW Imperial Bushmen.

1164 Quartermaster Sergeant John James ADRIEN, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.

370 Private Louis Charles AESCHLIMANN, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

224 Trooper J AFFLECK, 1st Scottish Horse.

75 Private Joseph AGGETT, NSW Imperial Bushmen.

107 Private Herbert AGLAND, 'A' Sqn. NSW Mounted Rifles.

2652 Private Joseph AGNEW, 4th Australian Commonwealth Horse, South Australia.

Trooper JJ AHEARN, Scottish Horse.

120 Private Albert P AHERN, 1st Victorian Mounted Infantry.

309 Trooper Eugene AHERN, NSW Citizens' Bushmen.

3208 Shoeing Smith Hugh Jordan AHERN, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

30790 Trooper JJ AHERN, 2nd Scottish Horse.

401 Private Phillip Patrick AHERNE, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

653 Trooper Sydney Robert AHRENS, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

212 Private Thomas Edwin AICKEN, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles.

416 Trooper William Andrew AIKIN, 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

4001 Trooper Charles AINES, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

513 Trooper William Alexander AIRD, 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

Lieutenant Charles Francis AIREY, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

10 Sergeant Francis Charles AIREY, Army Medical Corps, NSW.

379 Sergeant Henry George F AIREY, NSW Citizens' Bushmen.

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Parke AIREY, NSW Citizens' Bushmen.

385 Trooper William AIRY, 8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia.

1 Private Frederick George AISH, 8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, South Australia.

18 Private George AISTON, 1st South Australian Mounted Rifles.

155 Trooper George William AITCHESON, NSW Citizens' Bushmen.

61 Trooper John Carlton AITCHESON, NSW Citizens' Bushmen.

1426 Trooper George AITCHISON, Bethune's Mounted Infantry.

2059 Private John Joseph AITCHISON, 3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse, Tasmania.

2060 Private William AITCHISON, 3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse, Tasmania.

38 Private Frederick AITKEN, Army Medical Corps, NSW.

324 Lance Corporal James AITKEN, NSW Citizens' Bushmen.

John AITKEN, Bethune's Mounted Infantry.

2255 Private Magnus Miller AITKEN, 4th Australian Commonwealth Horse, Victoria.

2 Private Robert AITKEN, NSW Imperial Bushmen.

1459 Private Walter Hugh AITKEN, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

9235 Private William A AITKEN, Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry.

31529 Trooper William R AITKEN, 2nd Scottish Horse.

4 Trooper Stanley AKERS, 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

555 Trooper Stanley Ernest AKERS, NSW Lancers.

239 Trooper Mathew AKHURST, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

Lieutenant Charles Henry AKINS, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

264 Trumpeter Donald Gordon AKINS, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles.

305 Private James Allen AKRED, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

691 Private James Allen AKRED, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

660 Private Jesse Frederick ALBON, 2nd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Victoria.

194 Trooper William Robert ALBON, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

288 Private Edwin Lawrence ALCOCK, NSW Imperial Bushmen.

946 Trooper Joseph N ALCOCK, NSW Lancers.

275 Trooper Charles Albert ALCORN, 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

254 Trooper Raymond Leslie ALCORN, 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

168 Private Robert ALDAY, 5th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

25 Corporal Francis Robert ALDER, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

394 Private Joseph ALDER, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

77 Private Wilfred E ALDERSEY, 1st South Australian Mounted Rifles.

43 Lance Corporal Frank Barry Strauss ALDERSON, 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

1710 Trooper Seymour ALDERSON, 3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

3214 Trooper John ALDERTON, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

1874 Private Harcourt Byron Ernest ALDHAM, 3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse, Queensland.

31527 Trooper William Henry ALDOUS, 2nd Scottish Horse.

129 Private Edward Henry ALDRIDGE, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

1563 Ernest ALDRIDGE, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

86 Trooper George Richard ALDRIDGE, 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles.

1459 Saddler Robert B ALDRIDGE, 3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

31525 Trooper William ALDRIDGE, 2nd Scottish Horse.

1442 Private Albert Reddon ALEXANDER, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

225 Trooper Alexander ALEXANDER, 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

1279 Private Ernest Plunkett ALEXANDER, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

1280 Private Frank Plunkett ALEXANDER, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

107 Sqn.QMGen. George Edward ALEXANDER, 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

116 Private George Edward ALEXANDER, 'A' Sqn. NSW Mounted Rifles.

29 Private JJ ALEXANDER, 1st South Australian Mounted Rifles.

614 Trooper John James ALEXANDER, 6th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

19 Lance Corporal Philip ALEXANDER, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

31535 Trooper Walter Augustus ALEXANDER, 2nd Scottish Horse.

138 Shoeing Smith William ALEXANDER, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

1528 Trooper William ALEXANDER, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.

660 Private William Grant ALEXANDER, NSW Imperial Bushmen.

31534 Trooper William James ALEXANDER, 2nd Scottish Horse.

1261 Trooper William John ALEXANDER, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

1261 Trooper William John ALEXANDER, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.

367 Private Ernest Pacil ALFORD, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

289 Private John ALFORD, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

57 Trooper Jno. Westley ALFRED, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

Captain William ALFRED, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

3647 Trooper Walter ALFREDS, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

3647 Trooper Walter ALFREDS, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.

Trooper CH ALGAR, South African Light Horse.

215 Trooper Ernest ALGIE, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

326 Private Thomas Wilkins ALGIE, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

1063 Trooper John ALICK, 1st Australian Horse.

356 Trooper John ALICK, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

30075 Trooper J ALJIE, 1st Scottish Horse.

136 Private Alexander ALLAN, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

307 Private Alexander William ALLAN, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry.

31530 Trooper DH ALLAN, 2nd Scottish Horse.

774 Private Frederick Humphrey ALLAN, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Lieutenant George Henry ALLAN, NSW Lancers.

855 Private John ALLAN, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Queensland.

1575 Private Percy James ALLAN, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

31526 Trooper Peter ALLAN, 2nd Scottish Horse.

65 Sergeant Thomas Howard ALLAN, 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles.

482 Private V ALLAN, 6th Australian Commonwealth Horse, Victoria.

42010 Trooper W ALLAN, 1st Scottish Horse.

Lieutenant W ALLAN, 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles.

440 Private W ALLAN, 6th Australian Commonwealth Horse, Victoria.

400 Private Frederick Albert ALLARD, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

168 Trooper Sidney ALLASON, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

1563 Trooper Ernest ALLDRIDGE, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

86 Sergeant Abraham James ALLEN, South African Light Horse.

502 Trooper Alexander William ALLEN, NSW Citizens' Bushmen.

10 Corporal Alfred Edward Elkington ALLEN, 'A' Sqn. NSW Mounted Rifles.

Trumpeter Andrew Bruce Robert ALLEN, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

138 Private Arthur ALLEN, 7th Australian Commonwealth Horse, Queensland.

1365 Trumpeter Bruce ALLEN, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

1606 Trooper Francis Frederick ALLEN, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.

1443 Trooper Frederick Charles ALLEN, Steinacher's Horse.

168 Trooper Frederick William ALLEN, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

3043 Gunner GA ALLEN, A' Bty. Royal Australian Artillery.

1484 Trooper George ALLEN, 3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

364 Private George ALLEN, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

366 Private George Henry ALLEN, 7th Australian Commonwealth Horse, Queensland.

178 Trooper James Edward ALLEN, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

1877 Private John ALLEN, 3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse, Queensland.

534 Private M ALLEN, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

114 Private Martin ALLEN, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

202 Trooper P ALLEN, Bethune's Mounted Infantry.

49 Corporal Philip S ALLEN, 5th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

38 Private Phillip ALLEN, 1st West Australian Mounted Infantry.

3 Sergeant Ralph Rowland ALLEN, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Second Lieutenant Ralph Rowland ALLEN, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.

948 Private Robert ALLEN, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Queensland.

105 Trooper Thomas ALLEN, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

375 Private Thomas George ALLEN, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

433 Private Thomas William ALLEN, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

58 Trooper Walter Henry ALLEN, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

331 Private WE ALLEN, 6th Australian Commonwealth Horse, Victoria.

31531 Trooper William Alexander ALLEN, 2nd Scottish Horse.

Lieutenant William Bell ALLEN, NSW Citizens' Bushmen.

364 Private William Hudson ALLEN, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Trooper ALLEN, South African Light Horse.

1034 Sergeant HW ALLENBY, Bethune's Mounted Infantry.

166 Private Albert Edward ALLEY, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry.

468 Private George Fraser ALLEY, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

33475 Trooper GUF ALLEY, 2nd Scottish Horse.

1790 Trooper Reginald Ralph ALLEY, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.

1537 Trooper Alfred John ALLINGHAM, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.

2527 Corporal George Robert ALLINGHAM, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

26 Private John ALLINGHAM, 1st West Australian Mounted Infantry.

3007 Trooper John Worthington ALLINGHAM, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.

154 Saddler Sergeant John Thomas ALLINSON, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles.

A ALLISON, Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry.

1700 Trooper Charles Walter ALLISON, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.

496 Private Ernest Charles ALLISON, 3rd Victorian Bushmen.

391 Trooper Thomas ALLISON, NSW Citizens' Bushmen.

44 Trooper Daniel John ALLMAN, 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

78 Private Charles ALLMANN, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

133 Corporal George Stephen ALLNUTT, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

22 Private John ALLSOP, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

494 Lance Corporal John ALLSOPP, 2nd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Victoria.

2901 Private Frank C ALLWOOD, 4th Australian Commonwealth Horse, West Australia.

253 Corporal Frederick Theodore ALLWOOD, 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

349 Private Frederick Thomas ALLWOOD, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

57 Trooper Peter ALMOND, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

17 Corporal Frank Gustavus ALNUTT, 3rd West Australian Bushmen.

134 Trooper Henry Arthur ALPHEN, NSW Citizens' Bushmen.

104 Trooper Thomas Edward ALSOPP, 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen.

171 Trooper Alexander Kenneth ALSTON, NSW Citizens' Bushmen.

1348 Corporal Joseph ALTING, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

544 Private S ALVES, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

276 Trooper Herbert William AMBLER, 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

107 Private William AMBROSE, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry.

414 Trooper Otto AMBRUSTER, NSW Lancers.

Fred AMERY, Cape Railway Pioneer Regt..

31528 Shoeing Smith Henry AMESS, 2nd Scottish Horse.

1618 Private Albert George AMOR, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

225 Trooper Archie AMOR, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, New South Wales.

3020 Lance Corporal Edgar Walter AMOR, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.

1617 Private Walter AMOR, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

3682 Trooper Douglas James AMOS, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.

2423 Private Henry Albert AMOTT, 4th Australian Commonwealth Horse, Victoria.

1410 Trooper Alexander AMY, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.

 


Further Reading:

Boer War, 1899 - 1902 

South African (Second Boer) War, 1899 - 1902, Australian Forces, Roll of Honour 


Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Tuesday, 27 April 2010 1:30 PM EADT

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