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Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Report by Major Tunbridge about Elands River, 15 September 1900, page 8
Topic: BatzB - Elands

The Battle of Elands River, 4 August 1900

Report by Major Tunbridge, 15 September 1900, Page 8

 

 Report by Major Tunbridge about Elands River, 15 September 1900, page 8.

 

On 15 September 1900, Major Tunbridge wrote a report of the action at Elands River for the NSW General Staff of which page 8 is transcribed below.

 

(8)

Casualty List of NSW at Elands River
 
No. Rank Name Wounds Remarks
508   Sergeant Major Mitchell, J Shell wound left knee Amputation of leg. Died at Elands River
75   Trooper Walker, JC Bullet wound left thigh and stomach Died Elands River
327   Trooper Waddell, J Bullet wound Died Elands River
126   Trooper Ralston, GH Bullett wound left arm Sent to hospital, Johannesburg
34   Trooper Duff, J Shell wound chest Died Elands River
115   Corporal  Buckleton, FA Bullet wound left lung Sent to hospital, Johannesburg
330   Trooper Lovatt, J Bullet wound left lung Sent to hospital, Johannesburg
122   Sergeant Burrow, JC Shell wound face Returned to duty
38   Corporal Burrow, RWP Bullet wound face Returned to duty
84   Trooper Gulston, K Bullet wound right arm Returned to duty

 

 

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Citation: Report by Major Tunbridge about Elands River, 15 September 1900, page 8

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Monday, 27 July 2009 11:23 AM EADT
The Volunteer Movement in Western Australia, Metropolitan Civil Service Battalion
Topic: Militia - LHW - WA

Western Australian Militia

Metropolitan Civil Service Battalion

 

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. 57:

 
Metropolitan Civil Service Battalion
Approval was given on 7 December 1899 to form the "Metropolitan Civil Service Battalion", with Headquarters at Perth. The Establishment of 240 all ranks provided for a Headquarters and four Companies. The first Commanding Officer, Captain HW Hunt was appointed on 1 July 1900.

In September 1900 the Battalion was drawn into the newly formed W.A. Infantry Brigade as its 4th Battalion. See: 4th Battalion, W.A. Infantry Brigade.


Officers of the Civil Service

Captain HW Hunt, 1 July 1900

Captain HWS Low, 1 July 1900

Second Lieutenant AJ Trotman, 1 July 1900

Captain H Pope, 1 July 1900

Lieutenant R Withers, 1 July 1900

Lieutenant CG Morris, 1 July 1900

Second Lieutenant JF Hawkins, 1 July 1900

Lieutenant N McQueen, 1 July 1900

Lieutenant WH Young, 1 July 1900

Second Lieutenant TJ Reardon, 1 July 1900

Second Lieutenant CJ Maroney, 1 July 1900

Second Lieutenant G Clifton, 17 September 1900

Lieutenant HN Hope, 1 December 1900

Second Lieutenant RJ Evans, 1 August 1901

Lieutenant R Hand, 1 August 1901

Captain R Peploe, 1 August 1901

Second Lieutenant GW Stead, 25 February 1901

Lieutenant RHD Sutherland, 25 February 1901

Lieutenant HAF Wilkinson, 25 February 1901

Second Lieutenant CA Piesse, 25 February 1901

Second Lieutenant EA Penny, 1 January 1903

Second Lieutenant AC Crawford, 2 February 1903

Second Lieutenant WJ McClemens, 2 February 1903

Second Lieutenant THW Shackleton, 2 February 1903

 

Previous:  1st Infantry Regiment

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Western Australian Militia, Infantry

 


Citation: The Volunteer Movement in Western Australia, Metropolitan Civil Service Battalion

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 4 September 2009 9:05 PM EADT
Monday, 13 July 2009
El Burj, Palestine, 1 December 1917, Contents
Topic: BatzP - El Burj

El Burj, Palestine, 1 December 1917

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El Burj, Palestine, 1 December 1917, 1:40,000 Scale Map

 

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Gullett's Account 

 

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The Battle of El Burj, 1 December 1917

 


Citation: El Burj, Palestine, 1 December 1917, Contents

Posted by Project Leader at 9:29 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 15 July 2009 5:44 PM EADT
The Volunteer Movement in Western Australia, West Australian Mounted Infantry
Topic: Militia - LHW - WA

Western Australian Militia

West Australian Mounted Infantry

 

The following is an extract from the book written in 1962 by George F. Wieck called The Volunteer Movement in Western Australia 1861-1903, pp. 57 - 60:

 
West Australian Mounted Infantry
It was the custom for the Infantry corps to form within themselves small bodies of mounted infantry for the purpose of performing certain cavalry duties and records indicate that at least four such bodies were formed i.e. at Perth, Guildford, Geraldton and Bunbury.

There are references to a body of men called the Southern Troop of Volunteer Light Horse: no authority was ever given to form such a corps so it must be presumed that the references are to the mounted infantry of the Bunbury Rifle Volunteers.

A half-company of mounted infantry was officially formed in January 1900 as part of the Bunbury Rifle Volunteers, with Lieutenant N. J. Moore in Command. Detachments were raised at Harvey (9 February 1900), Donnybrook (12 February 1900), and Brunswick Junction (21 February 1900). Total strength was 90 all ranks. On 1 March 1900, Lieutenant Moore was promoted to the rank of Captain. Then a Division was formed at Pinjarrah (1 March 1900) with a detachment at Coolup, and a Division at Busselton (18 October 1900) with a detachment at Capel.

It is clear that the foregoing moves were preliminary to the formation of a mounted Regiment, for on 7 June 1900 these bodies were incorporated as a Company of the West Australian Mounted Infantry Regiment. Orders were then issued to raise two Divisions each of 30 all ranks, at Geraldton, Cannington, Northam, Newcastle, and Karridale. On 11 August 1900 authority was given to raise a Division at Fremantle. There were to be four Companies, each of four Divisions, with Regimental Headquarters at Perth. The Establishment of each Company was fixed at 114 all ranks. Company distribution was as follows:

“A" Company-S.W. District. (Bunbury, Pinjarra, Busselton.)

"B" Company-Victoria District.

"C" Company-Eastern District.
"D" Company Central District.

The organization was not completed until 1901. By that time "A" Company had 161 names on its Roll and good progress had been made by the others.

On 1 January 1903 the designation of the corps was changed to "18th Light Horse Regiment (W.A.M.I.) " and the Establishment was altered to 294 all ranks. There were other changes, such as Squadrons instead of Companies and Troops instead of Divisions. The Regiment was re-distributed as follows:

Headquarters-Perth.

No. 1 Squadron-Perth, Fremantle.

No. 2 Squadron-Bunbury, Pinjarra, Cannington.

No. 3 Squadron-Geraldton, Northampton, Greenough, Nawaba-Walkaway.

No. 4 Squadron-Newcastle, Northam, Mukinbudin.

On 1 July 1903 Geraldton and Cannington were abandoned as centres for mounted troops.


Officers of the West Australian Mounted Infantry

Captain NJ Moore, 1 April 1900

Lieutenant MW Clifton, 1 April 1900

Captain J Mitchell, 17 July 1900

Second Lieutenant AE Thomas, 22 May 1900

Second Lieutenant H Davies, 22 May 1900

Second Lieutenant A Purslove, 22 May 1900

Lieutenant SJ Chipper, 8 June 1900

Captain R Robson, 4 September 1900

Lieutenant AN Piesse, 17 July 1900

Captain JW Clydesdale, 31 August 1900

Second Lieutenant WE Oliver, 4 September 1900

Second Lieutenant AW Green, 4 September 1900

Second Lieutenant HW Mills, 26 October 1900

Lieutenant GB Beard, 1 December 1900

Second Lieutenant RH Holmes, 1 December 1900

Second Lieutenant RA Strachan, 15 December 1900

Second Lieutenant JG Milligan, 1 January 1901

Second Lieutenant LMT Hungerford, 19 May 1901

Lieutenant HW Clarkson, 19 June 1901

Second Lieutenant H Farmer, 1 August 1901

Second Lieutenant LH Spencer, 17 August 1901

Second Lieutenant CP Alderson, 17 August 1901

Captain E Wisdom, 1 October 1901

Lieutenant ER Andrews, 3 March 1903

Second Lieutenant HF Throssell, 16 March 1903

Second Lieutenant JW Harvey, 26 March 1903

Second Lieutenant FE Davis, 26 March 1903

Second Lieutenant CH Garratt, 26 March 1903

Second Lieutenant JC Kidd, 26 March 1903

Second Lieutenant NM Malcolm, 4 April 1903

Second Lieutenant AJ Love, 4 April 1903

 

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Citation: The Volunteer Movement in Western Australia, West Australian Mounted Infantry

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 4 September 2009 8:59 PM EADT
Sunday, 12 July 2009
El Burj, Palestine, 1 December 1917, 1:40,000 Scale Map
Topic: BatzP - El Burj

El Burj, Palestine, 1 December 1917

1:40,000 Scale Map

 

1:40,000 map segment of the El Burj area.

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Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

The Battle of El Burj, 1 December 1917

 


Citation: El Burj, Palestine, 1 December 1917, 1:40,000 Scale Map

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Tuesday, 14 July 2009 12:57 PM EADT

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