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South African (Second Boer) War: 1899-1902, Contents
Topic: BW - Boer War

South African (Second Boer) War

1899-1902
 
Contents
 
 
Items

Outlines

 
 
Embarkations
A
ABB to AMY     AND to ARN     ARN to AZZ
 
B
BAA to BAR     BAR to BEL     BEL to BIR     BIR to BOS     BOS to BRE     
BRE to BRO     BRO to BUR      BUS to BYT
 
C
CAB to CAR     CAR to CHA     CHA to CLA     CLE to COL     COL to COT     
COT to CRO     CRO to CUT
 
D
DAD to DAW     DAY to DOD     DOD to DUC     DUC to DYS
 
E
EAD to ELM     ELP to EZZ
 
F
FAB to FIS     FIS to FOS     FOS to FYF
 
G
GAB to GIB      GID to GOO     GOO to GRE     GRE to GUY
 
H
HAC to HAR     HAR to HAY     HAY to HER     HER to HOD     HOD to HOU     HOV to HYN     
 
I
IBB to IVE     
 
J
JAC to JOH     JOH to JOU     JOY to JUS     
 
K
KAI to KER     KES to KYN     
 
L
LAA to LEE     LEE to LLE     LLO to LYT     
 
M
MAB to MAL     MAL to MAT     MAT to MCC     MCC to MCI     MCI to MCL     MCL to MEN     
MEN to MIT     MIT to MOR     MOR to MUR     MUR to MYL
 
N
NAD to NOB     NOB to NYU     
 
O
OAK to OSB     OSB to OZA
 
P
PAC to PEA     PEA to PLE     PLE to PRU     PRY to PYN
 
Q
QUA to QUI
 
R
RAC to REY     REY to ROB     ROB to ROS     ROS to RYR
 
S
SAB to SEA     SEA to SHE     SHE to SMI     SMI to SMY     SNE to STE     STE to STR
STR to SYM
 
T
TAC to THO     THO to TOP     TOP to TYT
 
U
UCH to USS
 
V
VAC to VOR
 
W
WAD to WAR     WAR to WEH     WEI to WHI     WHI to WIL     WIL to WOL     WOL to WYT
 
Y
YAG to YUI
 
Z
ZAC to ZSC
 
Australian newspaper accounts
Preparing the first Australian contingents for South Africa

Off to the war, the first NSW Contingent departs Sydney, Town and Country Journal, 4 November 1899

The NSW Lancers, Town and Country Journal, 9 December 1899

Our War Letters, Town and Country Journal, 23 December 1899

Elands River, Town and Country Journal, 1 September 1900

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

 
Roll of Honour
 
 
Lest We Forget
 

 

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Boer War, 1899 - 1902 

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

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: South African (Second Boer) War: 1899-1902, Contents

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
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Tuesday, 30 March 2004
South African (Second Boer) War: 1899-1902, Historical Outline
Topic: BW - Boer War

South African (Second Boer) War

1899-1902
 
Historical Outline

 

The Causes

The growing competition between Boer and Briton for control of the South African veldt and its gold mines brought about a second collision between the two white rivals for a black realm. Hoping to spark an uprising by Uitlanders (foreign born miners) in the Transvaal, Dr. L. Starr Jameson, a close friend of Cecil Rhodes, led 600 raiders deep into the Boer republic on December 29, 1895.

The Boers easily rounded up Jameson's raiders at Doornkop in the first days of 1896, and the only results of the raid were 16 dead and 49 wounded Uitlanders, along with one slain Boer, and increased bitterness and suspicion between Afrikaaners and Englishmen.

 

The War

When all-out war broke out on October 11, 1899, the two Boer republics, the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, could muster about 35,000 armed men.

About 7,000 Boers from the British dominated Cape Colony later joined the soldiers of the Boer republics. At their peak the Afrikaaners would be able to field no more than 45,000 soldiers. Included in the Boer ranks were 1,200 well-trained artillerymen (800 of them Transvaalers), who manned 75mm and 155mm French-made Creusot howitzers, a few 120mm Krupps howitzers, and twenty-three 37mm Vickers-Maxim quick-fire guns (pom-poms), which could fire a belt of ten 1-pound shells at a rate of 1 every 2 seconds up to a range of 4,000 yards.

The typical Boer soldier, mounted for mobility, was an accurate marksman and a hunter trained from childhood. He was armed with a Mauser bolt-action rifle firing 5-bullet clips to a range of 2,200 yards. Individually, the Boer soldier was usually more than a match for the khaki-clad enemy opposing him, but Afrikaaner military organization was weak and haphazard, with the main combat unit being a loosely organized, variably strengthened formation called the com mando. Discipline was sketchy, and the tactical and strategic leadership of their commanders was without sophistication.

The British began the war with only 22,000 soldiers (14,750 of them regulars) and 60 cannon in all of South Africa. An expedition of 47,000 was in transit to reinforce the South African garrison. By January 1900 British strength in South Africa had risen to 86,730 men and 270 guns.

British infantrymen were armed with either Lee-Enfield  British infantrymen were armed with either Lee-Enfield or Lee-Metford bolt-action repeaters, which had 5-bullet magazines but no clips with which to load them, as had the Boers. This draw back required that each bullet had to be loaded individually into the magazine, thus diminishing British firepower. As a consequence, the Boers could pop off 50 rounds from their clip-fed weapons in the same time required of his opponent to fire only 20 rounds. Like the Boers, the British were supported by .303 Maxim machine guns.

Jumping the gun on the mobilizing British, the Boers took the offensive in October 1899, moving west against Mafeking and Kimberley and east across the Drakensburg Mountains into Natal.

Transvaal General Piet Arnoldus Cronje, at the head of 5,000 Boers, invested Mafeking, which was defended by 700 irregulars and 500 armed citizens under the command of Colonel Robert Baden Powell, who was later to found the Boy Scouts. Isolated far to the north of all other British garrisons, Mafeking endured a siege of seven months, before its garrison was finally relieved by a flying column of 1,149 led by Major General Bryan Mahon on May 17, 1900. Baden Powell's garrison lost 273 killed or wounded, as well as 354 African non combatants killed, and the Boers 1,000 killed or wounded during the course of the 218-day siege.

On October 15 a force of 8,000 Orange Free Staters under the command of Commandant Marthinus Wessels surrounded Kimberley, where the founder of Rhodesia, Cecil Rhodes, had raised a defence corps of 3,000 foot soldiers and 850 mounted men.

The main Afrikaaner effort was made in the east against Natal, where 14,000 Transvaalers under General Piet Joubert marched on Ladysmith, de fended by 12,000 troops under the command of General Sir George White.

General William Symons with 4,000 British soldiers tried to impede Boer progress toward their goal at Talana Hill and Dundee on October 20, 1899, but ere unsuccessful, suffering a loss of 59 KIA, including Symons, 221 WIA, 209 MIA or POWs, to Boer losses of 35 KIA, 9 WIA out of 3,000 engaged under the command of Lucas Meyer. White and General John French attempted another stand at Elandslaagte the following day, but, after at first checking the Transvaal command of Lucas Meyer. White and General John French attempted another stand at Elandslaagte the following day, but, after at first checking the Transvaal advance, the British were ultimately forced to fall back after taking casualties of 55 killed and 205 wounded out of 3,496 engaged. Boer losses were 46 KIA, including General J.H.M. Kock, 105 WIA, 181 MIA or POWs out of 1,000 engaged. Outside of Ladysmith, the Boers caught the retreating British in the pass of Nicholson's Nek on October 30 and badly battered them, capturing 1,068 prisoners, as well as killing 38 British soldiers and wounding 105. As a consequence of this string of setbacks, White and 13,497 soldiers of the British Empire, plus 5,400 non-combatants, found themselves bottled up inside Ladysmith by a Boer army flush with victory and bent on their destruction.

The British hastily scraped together a corps and assigned it and the job of relieving both Ladysmith and Kimberley to General Sir Redvers Buller. The British commanding officer in turn dispatched General Lord Paul Methuen with 8,000 men and 16 guns toward Kimberley. The relief force drove a Free State unit of 3,000 from Belmont Rail road Station on November 23, killing 30 Boers and wounding 70 at a cost of 75 KIA and 220 WIA. Then Methuen marched to the Modder (Muddy) River, where on November 28 he sent 8,000 men into 108-degree heat and the rifle fire of 3,500 Boer commandos under Cronje and Jacobus Hercules De la Rey.

The Boer trenches were carried, but at a cost of 72 killed, 413 wounded. Boer casualties, in comparison, were about 80 killed or wounded. Finally, on December 10-11, Methuen, now 13,000 strong, assaulted in massed formation the last Boer defence line before Kimberley, that on Magersfontein Hill manned by 8,500 Afrikaaners under Cronje's command.

Attacking at dawn in the rain, the British were cut down by the deadly accurate rifle fire of the Boers. Methuen's regiments let 210 KIA, 675 WIA, and 63 MIA before the barbed wire of the Boer line. The Highland Brigade lost its commander, General Andrew Wauchope, slain, and 57 officers and 700 men killed or wounded. Cronje counted 320 killed or wounded among the ranks of the defenders.

Disaster struck twice for British arms on December 10. On the central front a Boer column had thrust toward the Midlands, threatening to disrupt the British rear. A force of 3,000 under General Sir William Gatacre undertook a night march to pounce on the Boer spearhead at Stormberg. Gatacre's force was misled by guides and blundered into Disaster struck twice for British arms on December 10. On the central front a Boer column had thrust toward the Midlands, threatening to disrupt the British rear. A force of 3,000 under General Sir William Gatacre undertook a night march to pounce on the Boer spearhead at Stormberg. Gatacre's force was misled by guides and blundered into the concentrated firepower of 2,300 Boer rifles. The British toll was 29 KIA, 57 WIA, 633 POWs. The Boers lost only 6 killed and 27 wounded.

The Battle of Colenso on December 15 completed this tragic triad of defeat for the British and made this seven-day period in December forever "Black Week" in Britain's military history. On the eastern front, Buller led over 13,400 men in an attempt to relieve Ladysmith.

Crossing the Tugela River, he tried to turn the left flank of General Louis Botha and his 6,000 men at Colenso. The combination of a broken terrain and an un broken wall of Boer small arms fire con spired to defeat the British attack. The casualty rolls listed 143 KIA, 755 WIA, 240 POWs, plus 11 guns lost. About half of the casualties were suffered by the Irish Brigade. The Boers admitted to only 8 killed and 30 wounded. Buller paid for Black Week with the loss of his supreme command, being replaced as head of British forces in South Africa by Field Marshal Frederick Roberts, with General H.H. Kitchener as his chief of staff.

While Roberts reorganized the British army, building its strength up to 207,000 men, Buller, still in immediate command of the army attempting to relieve Ladysmith, made another try at breaking the siege, this time with 24,000 men. Ladysmith's garrison had just beaten off a 2,000-man assault on their defences on Wagon Hill and at Caesar's Camp, January 6, 1900, at a cost to the 2,000 British soldiers engaged of 424 casualties, including 175 killed, to Boer losses of 183, including 99 killed. Now on January 19 Buller sent General Charles Warren's division of 12,800, with Buller in support with another 7,600, to turn the left of the Boer army besieging Ladysmith. On the night of January 22, Brigadier General Edward Woodgate and 1,900 rank and file seized the centre of the Afrikaaner position, the hill of Spion Kop. But by incredibly poor generalship, Woodgate's command on Spion Kop was left un-reinforced and unsupported to face the inevitable Boer counterattacks. After Woodgate fell slain to Boer fire, the new commander, Colonel A.W. Thorneycroft, decided on January 24 to abandon the hill. The following day Buller recrossed the Tugela. Spion Kop cost the British 383 KIA, including 243 on Spion Kop itself, 1,054 WIA, 303 POWs, compared to acknowledged Boer losses of 58 KIA, 140 WIA on the hill, and 335 total casualties for the operation (a monument to the Boer dead of the battle lists 106 names).

On February 5 Buller, with 20,000 men, tried a third time to unlock the Boer lines on the Tugela. At the hill of Vaal Krantz 2,000 Boers defeated a British brigade attempting to hold the height after its initial seizure. It was a miniature repeat of Spion Kop. The bloody bill for the British was 34 KIA and 335 WIA.

In February 1900 Roberts started his march. One goal of his campaign, the relief of Kimberley, was achieved early. A 5,000-man flying column of cavalry under the lead of General John French (later to become CO of the BEF [British Expeditionary Force] in France, 1914-15) broke the siege of Kimberley on February 15. The garrison of that town had lost 181 killed or wounded, most of them to the 8,500 Boer artillery shells that had struck their lines. Total deaths, military and civilian, black and white, to battle and disease were 1,500.

Roberts's main column marched around Cronje's left flank at Magersfontein to threaten his line of communi cation and supply. The Boers, consequently, withdrew eastward towards the Orange Free State capital at Bloemfontein, but they were overtaken and their path blocked by the British at Paardeberg on February 18. There, Kitchener with four brigades and four batteries stormed Cronje's fortified laager. The 5,000 Afrikaaner marksmen threw back the British attack, inflicting losses of 303 killed, 901 wounded, and 61 missing out of 15,000 engaged in the assault. The riflemen behind the Boer laager counted 100 dead and 250 wounded.

Roberts resumed direct command after an illness and pressed the siege of Cronje's laager at Paardeberg. The field marshal's persistence paid off on February 27, when Cronje surrendered his 3,000 Transvaalers, 1,100 Orange Free Staters, and 6 guns. Total British casual ties at Paardeberg, including those of the first day's assault, were 98 officers and 1,437 rank and file killed or wounded.

On the eastern front, Buller, now with 25,000, made his fourth and finally attempt to succour Ladysmith, with 2 brigades seizing Wynne and Inniskilling Hills, February 22-25, at a cost of 80 killed and 400 wounded on Inniskilling Hill (also called Hart's Hill) alone. The 5,000 Boers under Botha withdrew on February 27 after Buller had pierced their line at Pieter’s Hill, and after 118 days Ladysmith was relieved. The British garrison there had lost 89 officers and 805 men in the course of the siege. British casualties in the final relief operation, February 19-27, totalled 1,896.

Roberts continued his march on Bloemfontein. On March 10 Christian de Wet and 1,500 Boers were driven from a covering position at Driefontein by 10,000 British. Losses were: 82 KIA, 342 WIA for the British; 102 KIA and 22 POWs for the Boers. Three days later Roberts entered the capital of the Orange Free State at the head of 25,531 men, 116 artillery pieces, and 76 machine guns.

The conventional phase of the war quickly moved to a conclusion now. The Transvaal was invaded in May and Pretoria, its capital, was occupied by the British on June 5. On June 11-12 Roberts with 16,000 men dispersed Botha's last major field army of 5,000 men at Diamond Hill. British casualties totalled 162. On July 4 the two conquering columns commanded by Roberts and Buller linked up at Vlakfontein. Transvaal President Kruger fled, the Transvaal was annexed to British South Africa on September 3, and Roberts went home in triumph to leave Kitchener in command.

The war seemed finished.

 

The Guerrilla War

But it had only entered its second and in many ways more gruelling phase.

De Wet, De la Rey, Botha, and other Boer leaders remained in the field with 25,000 commandos, refusing to capitulate, harrying the forces of the British Empire with guerrilla attacks for another 18 months. De Wet was the most successful of the raiders. Typical of his victories was Sanna's Post on March 31, 1900, when, with 350 men, he cut up General Robert Broadwood's column of 1,700 soldiers. The British lost 155 killed or wounded, 426 POWs, and 7 guns; the Boers lost only 2 wounded. It required the use of blockhouses on lines of communications, flying columns of mounted infantry, a scorched earth policy against Boer homesteads in which 30,000 Boer farms were destroyed, the recruitment of 5,464 Boers to fight in the British army against their fellow Boers, and the resettlement of 120,000 Boer civilians in concentration camps to finally bring the Afrikaaners to the negotiating table. By the Treaty of Vereeniging, May 31, 1902, the Boers finally accepted British sovereignty.

Winning that acceptance had cost the British Empire dearly. The realms, dominions, and colonies of Queen Victoria had deployed a total of 448,435 men to defeat the Boers. Of this number, 365,693 had been imperial troops, including 256,000 British regulars, and 82,742 had been colonial troops. Making up these totals, in part, were 52,000 South Africans, 16,124 Australians, 7,995 New Zealanders, and 4,025 Canadians. This force of nearly half a million men suffered 7,582 battle deaths, including 712 officers - 5,774 KIA and 1,808 DOW. Another 13,139, including 406 officers, died of disease, most of them from enteric fever. The fatal toll from accidents and all other causes was 1,221, making a grand total of 21,942 dead from all causes. The wounded in battle numbered 22,829. Included in the toll were 518 Australian battle dead, 228 New Zealand combat deaths, and 1,473 South African deaths in action and 1,607 deaths from disease. In addition, the British lost 400,346 horses, mules, or donkeys in operations against the Boers and expended more than 200 million pounds to subdue the Dutch farmers of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State.

All this effort can be compared to the 750,000 men committed by Britain to the defeat of Napoleon and the French Empire over a twelve-year period and the 100,000 men and 75 million pounds employed or expended by the British in the Crimean War. The South African War was Britain's costliest conflict, both in lives and treasure taken, in the century between 1815 and 1914.

The two small Boer states that had forced Britain to spend so much in blood and bullion fielded a total of 87,365 armed men in the course of the conflict.

This figure included 13,300 Afrikaaners from the Cape Colony and Natal and 2,120 foreign volunteers, anxious for adventure and a chance to tweak the nose of the mighty British Empire. Boers in uniform died in combat to the number of 6,650; 1,150 more died of disease and 1,000 died from other causes; and some 10,000 were wounded. Of total Boer military deaths, 3,950 were suffered by the Transvaal and 2,610 by the grange Free State. But the real toll for the Afrikaaners fell among those out of uniform.

At least 18,000, and possibly as many as 28,000, Boer civilians died in the concentration camps set up by Kitchener.

And finally, an often forgotten statistic of the Boer War was the 12,000 blacks who died, mostly from disease, on either side, while serving as porters, servants, and la borers with the contending armies.

(Some blacks served as combatants against the Boers as well. Zulu Chief Sikobobo, in retaliation for Boer cattle raids on his herds, led his warriors against a Boer unit at Holkrantz on May 6) 1902, killing 56 Boers, at a cost of 52 killed and 48 wounded for the Zulus.)

 

Major Battles

Mafeking (siege), October 14, 1899 - May 17, 1900: British - 700 irregulars, 500 civilian volunteers: 273 killed or wounded, 354 African civilians killed; Boers - 5,000:1,000 killed or wounded.

Kimberley (siege), October 14, 1899 - February 15, 1900: British - 3,850: 181 killed or wounded (1,500 total deaths, including civilians); Boers - 8,000: n.a.

Ladysmith (siege) (losses include those at Wagon Hill), November 2, 1899 - February 27, 1900: British 13,497: 894 killed or wounded; Boers 14,000: 500 killed or wounded (not including losses against British relief columns).

Wagon Hill, January 6, 1900: British - 2,000:175 killed, 249 wounded; Boers - 2,000: 99 killed, 84 wounded.

Talana Hill/Dundee, October 20, 1899: British - 4,000: 59 killed, 221 wounded, 209 captured; Boers - 3,000: 35 killed, 99 wounded, 20 missing.

Elandslaagte, October 21, 1899: British - 3,496: 55 killed, 205 wounded; Boers - 1,000: 46 killed, 105 wounded, 181 missing or captured.

Nicholson's Nek, October 30, 1899: British - 13,000: 38 killed, 105 wounded, 1,068 captured; Boers - 14,000: negligible losses.

Belmont, November 23, 1899: British 8,000: 75 killed, 220 wounded; Boers 3,000: 30 killed, 70 wounded.

Modder River, November 28,1899: British - 8,000: 72 killed, 413 wounded; Boers - 3,500: 80 killed or wounded.

Magersfontein, December 10 - 11, 1899: British 13,000: 210 killed, 675 wounded, 63 missing; Boers 8,500: 320 killed or wounded.

Stormberg, December 10, 1899: British - 3,000: 29 killed, 57 wounded, 633 captured; Boers 2,300: 6 killed, 27 wounded.

Colenso, December 15, 1899: British - 11,250 infantry, 1,325 mounted infantry, 836 cavalry, 44 guns: 143 killed, 755 wounded, 240 captured (the Irish Brigade suffered 50 percent of these casualties), 11 guns lost; Boers 6,000: 8 killed, 30 wounded.

Spion Kop, January 22-24, 1900: British - 20,400: 383 killed, 1,054 wounded, 303 captured; Boers 5,000: 58 killed, 140 wounded on Spion Kop, 335 total casualties for the operation.

Vaal Krantz, February 5, 1900: British 20,000: 34 killed, 335 wounded; Boers 2,000: negligible losses.

Paardeberg (British assault), February 18, 1900: British 15,000: 303 killed, 901 wounded, 61 missing; Boers 5,000: 100 killed, 250 wounded.

Paardeberg (siege and surrender), February 19 - 27, 1900: British 20,000: 270 killed or wounded; Boers 4,500: 4,069 captured, 6 guns lost.

Inniskilling Hill, February 23, 1900: British - 1 brigade: 80 killed, 400 wounded; Boers-5,000: 500 killed, wounded, or captured.

Driefontein, March 10, 1900: British - 10,000: 82 killed, 342 wounded; Boers 1,500: 102 killed, 22 captured.

 

[From: Michael Clodfelter, Warfare and Armed Conflicts, 2nd Edition, pp. 236-9.]

 

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: South African (Second Boer) War: 1899-1902, Historical Outline

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South African (Second Boer) War: 1899-1902, Chronology
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South African (Second Boer) War

1899-1902

 Chronology

 


1899

November

8 November 1899

Rensburgstasie, Colesberg;
Lombardskop, Ladysmith.

25 November 1899

The murder at Derdepoort near Gaberone;

Battle of Graspan, (Enslin);

Carter's Ridge (Lazaretskop),

Kimberley, Cape Colony.

28 November 1899

Battle of Modder River (Tweeriviere);

Carter's Ridge (Lazaretskop),

Kimberley, Cape Colony.


December

9 December 1899
Kamfersdam, Kimberley.
10 December 1899
Battle of Stormberg;
Vaalkop (Surprise Hill), Ladysmith;
Attack on fort near Mafeking.

11-12 December 1899

Battle of Magersfontein.

13 December 1899

Arundel Station, Colesberg;
Bloudraai, (Soutpansdrif), Orange Free State.

15 December 1899

Battle of Colenso, Natal.

23 December 1899

  • Sekwane,
  • Malolmwane and 
  • Mmathubudukwane, Bechuanaland.

24 December 1899

Joubertskop,
Dordrecht, Cape Colony.

26 December 1899

Game Tree Fort (Platboomfort),
Mafeking.

30 December 1899

Labuschagnesnek,
Dordrecht, Cape Colony.

 

1900

January
1 - 5 January 1900
  • Jasfontein,
  • Plewmanhalte,
  • Grassy Hill (Graskop) and
  • Skietfontein,Colesberg, Cape Colony.
3 January 1900
Syfergat (Stormberg/Molteno), Cape Colony.
6 January 1900
Battle of Platrand (Wagon Hill),
Ladysmith, Natal.
10 January 1900
Agtertang Station;
Slingerfontein, Colesberg Cape Colony.
14 January 1900
Bastersnek (Plessispoort),
Colesberg, Cape Colony.
15 January 1900
Swartrand;
Rensburgstasie,
Colesberg, Cape Colony.
17 January 1900
Wright's Farm, Upper-Tugela, Natal;
Colesberg Bridge,
Colesberg, Cape Colony.
18 January 1900
Acton Homes,
Upper-Tugela, Natal.
20-22 January 1900
Battle of Tabanyama, Natal.
23 January 1900
Hlangwane (Cingolo), Natal.
23 - 24 January 1900
Battle of Spioenkop, Natal.

 

February

5 - 7 February 1900

Battle of Vaalkrans, Natal.

9 February 1900

Australian Hill,
Colesberg, Cape Colony.

10 February 1900

Basternek (Hobkirk’s Farm),
Colesberg, Cape Colony.

11 February 1900

Wolwekraal, Orange Free State.

12 February 1900

Keeromkop,
  • Waterval and
  • Dekiels Drift, Riet River, Orange Free State;

Bosrant, Tugela;

McCracken's Hill,
Colesberg.

13 February 1900

Bloubospan, Jacobsdal.

14 February 1900

Hussar Hill, Natal;
Alexanderfontein, Kimberley.

15 February 1900

Roodekalkfontein, (Rondawelsdrif);
Waterval Drift,
Bloubank, Orange Free State.

16 February 1900

Bossiespan,

Drieputs and

Roodekalkfontein;

Dronfield and

Mcfarlane (Kimberley).

17 February 1900

Koedoesrant,
Kameelfontein and
Vendutiedrif,
Paardeberg, Orange Free State;
Cingolo, Natal.

18 - 27 February 1900

The Battle of Paardeberg.

18 February 1900

The Battle of Monte Cristo, Natal.

19 February 1900

Hlangwane, Natal;
Dordrecht, Cape Colony.

22 February 1900

Hedge Hill (Wynne's Hill), Natal.

23 - 24 February 1900

Battle of Hart's Hill (Terrace Hill), Natal.

23 February 1900

Schoemanskop, Molteno;
Arundel (Kuilfontein), Colesberg.

24 February 1900

Plewman's Farm, Arundel, Colesberg.

27 February 1900

Battle of Pietershoogte or Spoorwegkop, Natal;
Vaalkop, Colesberg.

 

March

3 - 5 March 1900

Labuschagnesnek, Dordrecht.

5 March 1900

Houwater, Prieska.

7 March 1900

Battle of Poplar Grove, (Modderrivierpoort), Orange Free State.

10 March 1900

Bethulie Bridge;
Battle of Abrahamskraal (Driefontein), Orange Free State.

15 March 1900

Lobatsi (Pitsani-Potlugo), Bechuanaland.

28 March 1900

Fourteen Streams Bridge,
Warrenton.

29 March 1900

Karee Station, Bloemfontein.

31 March 1900

Battle of Sannaspos, Bloemfontein;
Ramathlabana (Mafeking).

 

April

3 - 4 April 1900

Battle of Mostertshoek (Reddersburg).

5 April 1900

The Battle of Tweefontein (Boshof).

9 - 25 April 1900

The siege of Jammerbergdrif (Wepener).

20 April 1900

Wakkerstroom, Dewetsdorp;
Swartkoppiesfontein, Boshof, Orange Free State.

22 April 1900

Leeuwkop, Bloemfontein, Water Works;
Ysternek, Israelspoort, Thaba Nchu.

28 April 1900

Swartlapberg, Thaba Nchu.

29 April - 1 May 1900

Tobaberg (Houtnek), Thaba Nchu.

 

May

3 May 1900

Brandfort.

4 May 1900

Tabaksberg;
Baviaansberg (Roelofsberg), Orange Free State.

5 - 6 May 1900

Vet River, Orange Free State.

10 May 1900

Battle of Sand River, Orange Free State.

10 - 12 May 1900

Attack on Mafeking.

13 May 1900

Helpmekaar, Natal;
Koedoesrant,
Mareetsane,
Mafeking.

19 May 1900

Laingsnek, Natal.

20 May 1900

Scheepersnek, Vryheid;
Renoster River, Orange Free State.

25 - 31 May 1900

Lindley.

26 May 1900

Viljoens Drift;
Hammonia, Ficksburg;
Rietspruit (Taaibosspruit) Orange Free State.

27 May 1900

Vlakfontein.

28 - 29 May 1900

Battle of Klipriviersberg (Doornkop).

28 May 1900

Kheis, Cape Colony.

29 May 1900

Battle of Biddulphsberg, Orange Free State;
Milldraai, Roodepoort.

30 May 1900

Elandsfontein station, Germiston;
Natalspruit;
Battle of Fabersput, Cape Colony.

 

June

2 June 1900
Bronkhorstspruitstasie.

4 June 1900

Sesmylspruit, Irene;
Zwavelkranz, Orange Free State.

5 June 1900

Lindley (Heilbron).

6 June 1900

Onderstepoort.

7 June 1900

Battle of Roodewal (Rhenoster River), Orange Free State;
Elands River.

8 June 1900

Bothaspas; Gansvleikop, Natal.

11 June 1900

Battle of Allemansnek, Natal;
Rhenoster River (Honingkoppies), Orange Free State.

11 - 12 June 1900

Battle of Donkerhoek (Diamond Hill), Pretoria.

18 June 1900

Zoutpans Drift.

22 June 1900

America Station, Katbosch en Heuningspruitstasie, Orange Free State.

23 June 1900

Heidelberg;
Winburg - Senekal.

25 June 1900

Leliefontein, Senekal, Orange Free State.

28 June 1900

Graskop, Volksrust.

July

6 July 1900

Waterval en Vogelfontein, Bethlehem.

7 July 1900

Battle of Bethlehem;
Bapsfontein.

 
9 July 1900

Olifantsnek.

11 July 1900

Battle of Silkaatnek;
Dwarsvlei, Witpoort en Onderstepoort.

12 July 1900

Paardekop en Sandspruit station.

16 July 1900

Tiervlei, Rietpoort en Olifantsfontein;
Witklip (Senekal and Bethelehem).

19 July 1900

Karoospruit, Palmietfontein en Tierbank, Petrus Steyn;
Paardeplaats, Orange Free State.

21 July 1900

Heuningspruit station, Orange Free State;
Olifantsnek.

21 - 22 July 1900

Spitzkrans, Brandwater Basin, Orange Free State.

22 July 1900

Selons River, Rustenburg;
Graskop near Sandspruit Station.

23 July 1900

  • Retiefsnek,
  • Slabbertsnek,
  • Witnek,
  • (Brandwater basin) Nelspoort and
  • Moolmanshoek, Orange Free State.
Boschpoort Drift (Wilge River );
Koster River.

24 July 1900

Vredefort/Stinkhoutboom, Orange Free State;

Klerksdorp;

Great Olifants River .

25 July 1900

Bank station (Potchefstroom);
Kommandonek, Ficksburg.

26 July 1900

Naauwpoortnek, Brandwaterkom.

28 July 1900

Slaapkrans, Brandwaterkom.

 

August

1 - 9 August 1900

Siege: Schweizer-Reneke.

2 August 1900

Silkaatsnek.

3 August 1900

Holfontein station.

4-16 August 1900

Siege of Eland River (Brakfontein).

7 August 1900

Tierpoort (Venterskroon);
Amersfoort (Rooikoppies).

9 August 1900

Leeuwfontein en Lindeques Drift.

10 August 1900

Buffelsdoorns;
Beginderlyn.

12 August 1900

Modderfontein, Ventersdorp;
Syferbult.

13 August 1900

Skirmish, Klipstapel, Ermelo.

14 August 1900

Carolina;
Spitzkop (Rietfontein), Orange Free State.

15 August 1900

Twyfelaar.

16 August 1900

Magatonek;
Olifantsnek.

17 August 1900

Kameeldrif.

21 - 27 August 1900

Battle of Bergendal (Dalmanutha).

22 August 1900

Roodepoortpas (Warmbad).

23 August 1900

Ottoshoop,
Geluk;
Ingogo,
Newcastle, Natal;
Buiskoppas,
Warmbad.

24 August 1900

Wonderfontein (Belfast).

25 August 1900

Kalkfontein,
Zeerust.

31 August 1900

Klip River;
Quaggafontein,
Krugersdorp.

 

September

1 - 4 September 1900

Siege of Ladybrand, Orange Free State.

1 September 1900

Warmbad.

2 September 1900

Badfontein (Rietfontein)
Helvetia and
Lydenburg.

4 September 1900

Gatsrand, Transvaal;
Pan Station, Middelburg,Transvaal;
Leeuw River Mills,
Ladybrand, Orange Free State.

8 - 9 September 1900

Paardeplaats,
Lydenburg,
Mauchsberg, Transvaal.

11 September 1900

Malopo-oog, Transvaal.

12 September 1900

Nelshoogtepas,
Kaapsche Hoop, Transvaal.

24 September 1900

Blaauwkoppie,
Bethlehem, Orange Free State.

26 September 1900

Burger Pass,
Pilgrim's Rest, Transvaal.

 

October

1 October 1900

  • Dejagersdrift,
  • Blood River,
  • Krugerspos and 
  • Pan, Transvaal.

8 October 1900

Ficksburg;
Ventersburg Station, Orange Free State.

9 - 10 October 1900

Vlakfontein, Transvaal.

9 October 1900

Krugersdorp (Zeekoehoek), Transvaal.

10 October 1900

Alkmaar Station, Transvaal.

12 October 1900

Witpoort Mapog’s ground, Transvaal.

14 October 1900

Welgevonden (Komati River), Transvaal.

16 October 1900

Jagersfontein;
Schweizer-Reneke;
Klipstapel,
Ermelo, Transvaal.

18 - 24 October 1900

Battle of Philippolis, Orange Free State.

19 October 1900

Fauresmith, Orange Free State.

20 - 25 October 1900

Battle of Frederikstad, Transvaal.

22 October 1900

Luckhoff, Orange Free State.

25 October 1900

Jacobsdal;
Damplaas,
Boshof, Orange Free State.

26 October - 3 November 1900

Koffiefontein, Orange Free State.

27 October 1900

Rensburgdrif,
Parys, Orange Free State.

 

November 

2 November 1900
Welgevonden (Vanwyksvlei),
Belfast, Transvaal.
6 November 1900
Battle of Doornkraal (Bothaville), Orange Free State.
7 November 1900
Battle of Witkloof (Leliefontein),
Belfast, Transvaal.
10 November 1900
Wonderfontein,
Klein-Marico, Transvaal.
16 November 1900
Klerksdorp;
Dullstroom, Transvaal.
19 November 1900
Balmoral and
Wilge River stations, Transvaal.
20 November 1900
Gatberg,
Ugie, Cape Colony.
21 - 23 November 1900
Battle of Dewetsdorp, Orange Free State.
27 November 1900
  • Helvetia,
  • Dewetsdorp/Smithfield and
  • Sanddrif,
  • Aliwal-Noord area.
28 November 1900
Boshof, Orange Free State;
Little Olifants River, Middelburg, Transvaal.
29 November 1900
Battle of Rhenosterkop,
Bronkhorstspruit, Transvaal.

 

December

2 December 1900
Utrecht, Transvaal;
Goedehoop, Orange Free State.
3 December 1900
Battle of Buffelspoort (Vanwykspruit),
Mooinooi, Transvaal.
 
9 December 1900
Varkfontein,
Lichtenburg and
Marico, Transvaal.
11 - 12 December 1900
Battle of Lancasterheuwel,
Vryheid, Transvaal.
13 December 1900
Battle of Nooitgedacht,
Magaliesberg, Transvaal;
Koesberg,
Zastron, Orange Free State.
19 December 1900
Hekpoort (Breedtsnek), Transvaal.
24 December 1900
Edenkop,
Heidelberg, Transvaal.
25 December 1900
Utrecht, Natal.
26 December 1900
South Rand Mine, Greylingstad;
New Kleinfontein Mine, East Rand, Transvaal;
Houwater, Cape Colony.
29 December 1900
Battle of Helvetia, Transvaal.

1901

January

2 January 1901

Cyferfontein, Transvaal.

4 January 1901

Kromspruit,
Lindley, Orange Free State.

5 January 1901

Naauwpoort,
Witwatersrand and
Magaliesberg, Transvaal.

7 January 1901

Belfast and Machadodorp Railway line, Transvaal.

19 January 1901

Rietfontein, Lichtenburg and Marico.

23 - 24 January 1901

Middelfontein,
Olifantsnek, Transvaal.

26 January 1901

Modderfontein, Transvaal.

28 January 1901

Naauwpoort;
Avontuur, Cape Colony.

29 - 30 January 1901

Battle of Modderfontein, Transvaal.

 

February

6 February 1901
Battle of Chrissiemeer (Bothwell), Transvaal.
12 February 1901
Zwartkoppie, Cape Colony;
Welgevonden,
Amersfoort and Amsterdam, Transvaal.
13 February 1901
Brugspruit, Transvaal.
14 February 1901
Wolwekuil,
Philipstown;
Windhoek, Transvaal.
17 February 1901
Gouwspan, Cape Colony.
18 February 1901
Brakpan,
Hartebeesfontein, Transvaal.
27 February 1901
Doornkloof, Cape Colony.

 

March

2 March 1901

Lichtenburg, Transvaal.
4 March 1901
Zuurfontein, Philippolis;
Openbaar, Orange Free State.
6 March 1901
Ventersburg, Orange Free State;
Aberdeen, Cape Colony;
Kommandodrif, Transvaal.
7 March 1901
Tweebosch, Transvaal;
Petrusburg, Orange Free State.
9 March 1901
Olievenberg and
Driekop, Orange Free State.
13 March 1901
Krugerspos,
Lydenburg, Transvaal
24 March 1901
Wildfontein,
Ventersdorp, Transvaal.
29 March 1901
Wonderfontein, Transvaal.
30 March 1901
De Kraalen;
Langdraai, Transvaal.

 

April

6 April 1901

Zeekoeigat, near Cradock, Cape Colony.
10 April 1901
Rietspruit, Dewetsdorp, Orange Free State.
16 April 1901
Palmietfontein,
Roossenekal and
Dullstroom, Transvaal.
17 April 1901
Vygehoek;
Bothasberg, Transvaal.
19 April 1901
Wagendrif;
Klipspruit, Transvaal.
20 April 1901
Moos River, Transvaal.
22 April 1901
Platberg,
Klerksdorp, Transvaal.

 

May

13 May 1901

Brandvlei,
Klawervlei;
Lekkeroog, Cape Colony.

18 May 1901

Lambrechtfontein.

21 May 1901

Rooskloof,
Noupoort, Cape Colony.

25 May 1901

Mooifontein,
Bethal and
Standerton.

29 May 1901

Battle of Vlakfontein.

 

 June 

1- 2 June 1901

Jamestown, Cape Colony.

6 June 1901

Graspan, Reitz.

7 June 1901

Zuurberg, Cape Colony.

12 June 1901

Battle of Wilmansrust,
Middelburg and
Ermelo, Transvaal.

20 June 1901

Uitkomst 

21 June 1901

Maraisburg (now known as Hofmeyr), Cape Colony.

26 June 1901

Blockhouse, Delagoa Bay railwayline, Transvaal.

27 June 1901

Uitkyk Station, Transvaal.

 

July

4 July 1901

Naboomspruit, Transvaal.

5 July 1901

Florida;
Roodepoort, Transvaal.

17 July 1901

Wildfontein, Ventersdorp, Transvaal;
Zuurvlakte, Cape Colony.

20 July 1901

Tweefontein, Graaff-Reinet;
Val Station and Vlaklaagte;
Paardekop.

21 July 1901

Bremersdorp (now known as Manzini), Swaziland;
  • Skirmish,
  • Jakkalsfontein,
  • Cradock,
  • Tweefontein,
  • Graaff-Reinet;
Beaufort West, Cape Colony.

30 July 1901

Krokodil Drift,
Middelburg, Transvaal.

 

August

1 August 1901

Grootvlei, Hoopstad

6 August 1901

M’piaanstad, Transvaal

7 August 1901

Brandfort;
Blockhouseline, Orange Free State;
Vanrhynsdorp, Cape Colony.

10 August 1901

Bethesda Road, Cape Colony.

16 August 1901

Vrieskraal (Fourieskraal), Elands River, Transvaal.

20 August 1901

Bronkhorstspruit Station, Transvaal.

25 August 1901

Liebenbergspan, Orange Free State.

27 August 1901

Bastersdrif, Caledon River.

31 August 1901

Waterval and Hammanskraal;
Kromdraai,Transvaal;
Brandwacht, Calvinia, Cape Colony.

 

September

3 September 1901

Klaarwater, Herschel, Cape Colony.

5 September 1901

Bouwershoek, Cradock;
Rhenosterfontein, Transvaal.

7 September 1901

Moordenaarspoot, Dordrecht

10 September 1901

Pullenshoop, Carolina, Transvaal;
Driefontein,
Swartberg Mountains, Cape Colony.

12 September 1901

Penhoek Pass, Cape Colony.

15 September 1901

Tweefontein, Carolina, Transvaal.

16 September 1901

Middeldrift;
Carolina;
Visserskraal,
Hanover, Cape Colony.

17 September 1901

Battle of Bloedrivierspoort, Transvaal and Natal;
Modderfontein (Elandsrivierpoort),
Tarkastad and Cradock.

19 September 1901

Slangfontein, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

25 September 1901

Fort Itala, Natal and Zululand

26 September 1901

Fort Prospect, Natal and Zululand

30 September 1901

Battle of Moedwil,
Selons River,
Zeerust and Rustenburg, Transvaal.

 

October

1 October 1901

Pruisen, Potgietersrust, Transvaal;
Skirmish, Vaalkransnek, Transvaal.

12 October 1901

Hoedjesbaai, Cape Colony.

13 October 1901

Geluk, Transvaal;
Doringbosch,
Aberdeen, Cape Colony.

21 October 1901

Steilhoogte, Sondags River, Cape Colony

24 October 1901

Kleinfontein (Driefontein), Marico;
Blockhouse line, Badfontein, Transvaal.

26 October 1901

Rietkuil, Steenkoolspruit, Transvaal.

30 October 1901

Battle of Bakenlaagte, Bethal, Transvaal.

31 October 1901

Tygerhoek, Cape Colony.

 

November

8 November 1901

Piketberg, Cape Colony.

9 November 1901

Voëlfontein, Cape Colony.

12 November 1901

Darling, Cape Colony.

14 November 1901

Vaalfontein, Cape Colony.

18 November 1901

Koningskroon,
Jamestown.

28 November - 5 December 1901

Battle of Tontelboskolk, Calvinia, Cape Colony.

 

December 

3 December 1901

Blokhouse line, Dalmanutha Station, Transvaal.

4 December 1901

Oshoek,
Ermelo, Transvaal.

16 December 1901

Senekal,
Blockhouse line, Hanover Station, Cape Colony.

18 December 1901

Tierkloof,
Bethlehem and
Harrismith, Orange Free State.

19 December 1901

Holland,
Ermelo;
Elandspruit,
Dullstroom, Transvaal.

20 December 1901

Tafelkop,
Frankfort and
Vrede, Orange Free State.

23 December 1900

Randberg, Transvaal;
Clanwilliam and
Calvinia, Cape Colony.

25 December 1900

Battle of Groenkop (Tweefontein),
(Krismiskop), Harrismith, Orange Free State.

1902

 January

4 January 1902

Bankkop (Onverwacht), Ermelo.

18 January 1902

Spitskop, Ermelo;
Doorn Bay, Cape Colony.

19 - 24 January 1902

Concentration camp and blockhouseline, Pietersburg, Transvaal.

24 January 1902

Boschmansfontein, Transvaal.

 

February

2 February 1902

Waterval, Cape Colony.

3 February 1902

Roodekraal, Reitz.

5 February 1902

Gruisfontein, Transvaal;
Uitspanningsfontein,
Fraserburg, Cape Colony.

5 - 6 February 1902

Middelpos,
Sutherland and
Calvinia, Cape Colony.

9 February 1902

Palmietfontein, Orange Free State

10 February 1902

Aties,
Calvinia and
Clanwilliam, Cape Colony.

14 February 1902

Krantz,
Vredendal, Cape Colony.

17 February 1902

Wasberg,
Kimberley, Cape Colony.

18 February 1902

Klippan, Nigel, Transvaal.

20 February 1902

Bothasberg, Middelburg, Transvaal.

23 February 1902

Kalkkrans (Langverwacht),
Holspruit, Orange Free State.

25 February 1902

Battle of Ysterspruit, Klerksdorp, Transvaal.

 

March

7 March 1902

Battle of Tweebosch (De Klipdrif), Sannieshof, Transvaal.

20 - 28 March 1902

Siege, Fort Hendrina, Transvaal.

31 March 1902

Battle of Boschbult, Brakspruit, Transvaal.

 

April

4 - 12 April 1902

Siege of O'Kiep, Cape Colony.

8 April 1902

Hartenbosch, Bultfontein;
Blockhousline, Steenkampskop, Fouriesburg, Orange Free State.

11 April 1902

Battle of Roodewal, Transvaal.

28 April 1902

Bloemfontein (Dewetsdorp), Orange Free State.

 

May

3 May 1902

The Willows, Middelburg, Cape Colony.

6 May 1902

Murder at Holkrans, Vryheid, Natal.

20 May 1902

Marais Station, Cape Colony.

 


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: South African (Second Boer) War: 1899-1902, Chronology

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

Australian Forces

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 various Australian forces and gave their lives in service of Australia, whether as part of the their original unit or another unit during the Boer War.

 

Roll of Honour

Alexander McFarlane ABERLINE, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "F" Company.

William John ABRAHAMS, New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "A" Squadron.

Francis Thomas ADAM, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Sydney AHRENS, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Robert ALDAY, 5th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Alfred Edward Elkington ALLEN, New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "A" Squadron.

Alfred John ALLINGHAM, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "B" Squadron.

John ANDERSON, 7th Australian Commonwealth Horse, "A" Squadron, Queensland.

John Henry ANDERSON, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

John Alexander Stewart ANDREW, 1st Australian Horse, New South Wales.

Frank ANDREWS, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, Headquarters.

Thomas Hotspur ANGEL, 3rd West Australian Imperial Bushmen.

James Whamond ANNAT, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry.

John Harry ANNING, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Aubrey Vincent APTHORPE, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "A" Squadron.

Douglas James ARNDELL, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Samuel Charles ATCHISON, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron; 1st Australian Regiment.

Marmaduke W ATKINSON, 1st Victorian Mounted Infantry.

Frederick AVARD, New South Wales Lancers.

William Myles AYRE, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "B" Squadron.

 

Arthur Thomas BAILEY, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Elliot Henry BAILEY, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent.

William Samuel BARBER, 4th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, S Aust.

Robert BARBOUR, 1st Victorian Mounted Infantry.

Thomas Percy BARKER, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Thomas William BARKER, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent.

Stanley John BARNARD, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Dennis Joseph BARRETT, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "D" Squadron.

Robert Thomas BARRON, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

Francis BARTLETT, 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles.

Edward Percy BARTON, 7th Australian Commonwealth Horse, "B" Squadron, Queensland.

Carl Oswald BASCHE, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "B" Squadron.

Michael BASTICK, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Edwin Charles Matthew BAWDEN, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Harry Monsell BAYLISS, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "A" Squadron.

Harold Egbert BEARE, 6th South Australian Imperial Contingent.

Henry Saint-John BEASLEY, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "D" Squadron.

Anders Gustav BELIN, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

John Leo BELLAMY, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

William BENDER, New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "A" Squadron.

Arthur Thomas BENNETT, New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "A" Squadron.

Henry Augustus BENNETT, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "E" Company.

Alfred James BENNIER, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

William Thomas BERRIMAN, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "B" Squadron.

Robert Edwin BERRY, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Henry Allwright BETTS, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent.

Isaac BEWLEY, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron.

John Wright BIDDLE, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "B" Squadron.

George Neville BISHOP, 1st West Australian Mounted Infantry.

David BLACK, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "D" Company.

Hector Norman BLACK, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Henry Mitchell BLACK, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent.

Arthur BLANCK, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Ernest Henry BLANDFORD, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Frederick Gregg BLUNT, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

George William BOLDING, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

William Frederick BOLLINGER, 5th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Louis BOND, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

William Thomas BONNER, 1st Australian Horse, New South Wales.

Arthur Clinton BOURKE, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Henry John BOXALL, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Reginald Stephen Robert Stapylton BREE, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Herbert BRENT, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

George Edwin BRISTOW, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Edmund St John Vincent BRODRICK, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Arthur BROWN, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Godfrey Hugh BROWN, 3rd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen.

William Alexander BROWNLEY, 8th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, S Aust.

William Henry BRYCE, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Alfred George Kernan BUCKINGHAM, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Henry Martin BUDD, 1st Australian Regiment New South Wales.

Albert Edward BURLEY, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

George Herbert BURNS, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Joseph BUTLER, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent.

William BUTLER, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Alfred BUTTON, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent.

George Rowland BUTTON, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

 

Archibald Lochiel CAMERON, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron; 1st Australian Regiment New South Wales.

Norman Victor CAMERON, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron.

Robert CAMERON, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "C" Squadron.

Andrew McKenzie CAMPBELL, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron.

Robert B CAMPBELL, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "C" Squadron.

Lachlan John CASKEY, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

F H CAUGHEY, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Matthew CEANEY, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

George CHALLIS, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "B" Company.

Charles CHARDON, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

John CHARLTON, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Edward Brown CHESHER, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "C" Squadron.

Alexander John Henry CHISHOLM, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, Machine Gun Section.

John George CHRISP, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

James William CHRISTIE, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Peter James CLANCY, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

William Edward CLANCY, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

George Howard CLARK, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Walter Ernest CLARK, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles.

William George CLARKE, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Clarence Chudleigh CLIFFORD, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

John William CLOUGH, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Bertram H COCHRANE, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

Murray William COLLETT, 1st West Australian Mounted Infantry.

James COLLINS, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Michael Joseph COMMINS, 1st Australian Horse, New South Wales.

George Bertram CONLEY, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Michael CONWAY, 1st West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Edwin Jas CONYBEARE, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "B" Squadron.

Granville Thomas COOPER, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, Headquarters.

John COSTELLO, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Arthur Edward COULSON, 1st Australian Regiment, Victoria.

Sydney Richard COULTER, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

John COUSINS, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Francis Gilbert COWELL, 4th Tasmanian Contingent, 2nd Imperial Bushmen.

Reginald Belmore COX, 1st Australian Horse, New South Wales.

George Francis COYLE, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Charles CRAWFORD, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

William John CREELMAN, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Thomas Wentworth CRESSY, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "B" Company.

David Ross CRICHTON, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

John Wyllie CRIGHTON, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Charles G CRIPPS, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "B" Squadron.

Frederick George CROFT, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

Edward CRONAN, 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry.

W CROOM, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse.

George James CULLEN, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Ralph CUMMING, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron.

Robert Ross CUMMING, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

William Jospeh CUMMINGS, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen Contingent.

Thomas CUMNER, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Charles CUNDY, 3rd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Tasmanian.

C W B CURRIE, 3rd South Australian Bushmen.

 

Edward DAGGAR, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "C" Company.

Joseph DALEY, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "C" Squadron.

James George DALLISTON, 5th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Verdi Robert DALY, New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "A" Squadron.

William Alexander DAMROW, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Albert Benjamin DAVIDSON, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

George William DAVIDSON, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "D" Squadron.

Albert William DAVIS, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Cornelius George DAVIS, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

George DAWS, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

James DELAHUNTY, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

William DEVITT, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry.

George Jennings DICKSON, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "C" Squadron.

Robert Percy DOOLIN, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent.

Frederick George DOW, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

James Stirling DOWNES, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Percy William Chanter DRAGE, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "D" Squadron.

Harold DRINKWATER, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "C" Squadron.

Patrick J DRUM, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "D" Squadron.

S W DUDLEY, 6th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Vic.

James Daniel DUFF, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "A" Squadron.

Walter DUGDALE, 7th Australian Commonwealth Horse, "A" Squadron, Queensland.

James DUGGAN, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

William John DUNSTAN, 5th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

 

Alexander William EAGLETON, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Alfred EBSWORTH, 1st Australian Horse, New South Wales.

George Albert EDDY, 1st Australian Regiment, Victoria.

Frederick Francis EDWARDS, 5th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Walter EDWARDS, A Battery Royal Australian Artillery.

Walter Melrose ELLIS, New South Wales Lancers.

William Reynolds EWENS, 6th South Australian Imperial Contingent.

 

James Joseph FAHEY, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "F" Company.

James FANTON, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "B" Squadron.

Martin FARRELL, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Franz Gustav A L FETTING, New South Wales Lancers.

James FINNIGAN, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "C" Squadron.

Benjamin FISHER, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Albert Edward FITZALLEN, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Tas, 1/2 Coy.

Clive FLINT, New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "A" Squadron.

Thomas FLINT, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Robert FORAN, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Harold FORCE, 1st West Australian Mounted Infantry.

John Francis FOREMAN, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Anthony Alexander FORREST, 5th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

George Brooke FORSTER, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

George Given FORSYTH, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Thomas Barham FOSTER, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

George William FRANCIS, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Donald FRASER, 1st Australian Regiment New South Wales.

Donald FRASER, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron.

Donald FRASER, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "A" Squadron.

John Clarence FRASER, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron.

William FRASER, 4th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

William FREEMAN, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "D" Squadron.

Oliver Edwin FRY, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Thomas A FULTON, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "C" Squadron.

Richard Joseph FURLONG, 5th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

 

Thomas GALVIN, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent.

George GANDER, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "D" Squadron.

Frederick James GARDINER, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen Contingent, serving with ASC.

Edward GAY, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

David Haxton GIBB, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

George Henry Flood GIBSON, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "A" Squadron.

Charles Anthony GILCHRIST, 1st Australian Regiment New South Wales.

Horace William GILCHRIST, 1st Australian Horse, New South Wales.

Atherly GILHAM, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent.

Alex George GILPIN, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Carlyon GLINN, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

John Edgar GLUYAS, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

Charles John GOEBEL, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Frederick Thomas GOODALL, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Herbert Ernest GOODES, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

Herbert John GOODMAN, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Isaac GOODSELL, Army Medical Corps.

Jerome Theige GORMAN, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Charles John GOSPER, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "C" Squadron.

Laurence James Watt GOUDIE, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Bernard GOWING, A Battery Royal Australian Artillery.

Neil GRANT, 1st Australian Regiment, Victoria.

James Mackey GRAY, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, Drafts.

Ernest William GREEN, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

John GREEN, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse.

Arthur Percy Briton GREY, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "A" Squadron.

Gidgeon James GRIEVE, Special Service Officers, attached to 2nd The Black Watch.

George Allman GRIFFEN, 1st Australian Horse, New South Wales.

 

Harry HADLEY, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Belton Andrew HALLEY, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron.

Edgar Anthony HAMBLY, 3rd West Australian Imperial Bushmen.

James HAMILTON, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

Arthur HAMMOND, 5th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Richard Frank HAMP, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

Hugh Hunter HANDCOCK, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "C" Company.

George Lawrence HARDY, 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles.

Henry Cullum HARDY, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "A" Company.

Walter HARKER, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Rowland Edward HARKUS, New South Wales Lancers.

Thomas HARLAND, 3rd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse.

William Rupert HARRIOTT, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "C" Squadron.

Thomas William HARRIS, 2nd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse.

Henry HARRISON, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Joseph HARRISON, Army Medical Corps 2nd Contingent.

Robert Glenn HARRISON, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Peter Stewart HASTIE, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

James Thomas HAY, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

William James HEALY, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

J H HEINJUS, 1st South Australian Mounted Rifles.

John Oliver HELDER, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

William Muir HENDRY, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Herbert Henry HENDY, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Geoffrey Gordon William HENSMAN, 1st West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Geoffrey Gordon William HENSMAN, 1st West Australian Mounted Infantry.

John Smith HESKETH, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Herbert Vincent HEWINS, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Leslie Charles HILL, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron.

Frances Emma HINES, Nursing Service.

Malcolm George Patrick HIPWELL, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

Frederick William HIRTH, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

Henry James HISCOCK, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Vincent Lade HODGMAN, 3rd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Tasmanian.

William Fleming HOPKINS, 1st Australian Regiment (Medical Staff), Vic.

Charles Forbes HORNER, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

Nathaniel HORSFALL, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

Albert HOUGHTON, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

John Francis HOULIHAN, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Samuel Grau HUBBE, 3rd South Australian Bushmen.

George HULL, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry.

James HUME, 3rd West Australian Imperial Bushmen.

Archibald HUMPHRIES, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Queensland.

Edward Henry HUNT, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Robert Thomas HUNTER, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

John Stephen HURST, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Leonard Percy HUTTLEY, 4th Tasmanian Contingent, 2nd Imperial Bushmen.

James Archibald HYNDMAN, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "B" Company.

 

Ernest George ILES, 4th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Richard Jeffrey INCH, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

 

William Charles JACKSON, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "C" Squadron.

James Henry JACOBS, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "C" Squadron.

Edward Roger JACSON, 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen.

Walter Jospeh JAMES, 1st Australian Horse, New South Wales.

William Walter JAMES, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Frederick Guin JEFFREYS, 4th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Vic.

George JOHNSON, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Alfred Gresham JOHNSTON, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

A JONES, 1st Victorian Mounted Infantry.

Hugh Trevor JONES, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, Drafts.

Victor Stanley JONES, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Walter JONES, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "B" Squadron.

Jephthah JONSON, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Ernest Townsend JUCHAN, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

 

Alfred KATTING, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Queensland.

James KAY, 4th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

John KELLY, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

John Joseph KELLY, Army Medical Corps 2nd Contingent.

Robert KELLY, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "B" Company.

Robert Shaw KELLY, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

William Patrick KELLY, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

John KILEY, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Frederick Isaac KILPATRICK, New South Wales Lancers.

Reuben KIMPTON, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Alexander KING, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "C" Company.

Oscar David KING, 1st Victorian Mounted Infantry.

Wilfred John KIRKLAND, New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "A" Squadron.

George Harold KITE, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "B" Squadron.

T J KLAFFER, 1st South Australian Mounted Rifles.

Geroge Henry KNOTT, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Edwin KNOX, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Walter Henry KOHLER, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

 

Edward Allister LAMB, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Henry Spencer LAMB, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

James LAMB, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "B" Squadron.

Sidney Lutrell LANDSBOROUGH, 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Sydney LANDSDALE, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

William Arthur LASSETTER, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "D" Company.

John James LAWRENCE, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

John LEASK, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Joseph Edward LEFOE, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "D" Squadron.

Franklin H LEGGE, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "C" Squadron.

Thomas B LENNON, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "C" Squadron.

Herbert William LENON, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Louis Frances John LETTE, 3rd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen.

William LILLEY, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Alfred LINDNER, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Stanley LIPSCOMBE, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "D" Company.

H E LOCKE, 3rd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse.

James Miles LOGAN, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "A" Squadron.

Walter H LONEY, Army Medical Corps 2nd Contingent.

James William LYND, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Douglas M LYNE, 4th Tasmanian Contingent, 2nd Imperial Bushmen.

 

Warwick MACARTNEY, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Charles Edward MACCABE, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

Douglas Kinneir MACDONALD, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry.

John MACFARLANE, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

William MACFARLANE, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Archibald Edward MACK, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

George S MACKAY, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, "B" Squadron.

Andrew Ross MACKELLAR, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "F" Company.

Keith Kinnaird MACKELLAR, 1st Australian Horse, New South Wales.

Archibald MACKENZIE, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Thomas Henry MAHONEY, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

H G MAIN, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

John MALCOLM, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

George MANNS, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen Contingent.

Richard Sydney MARR, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Thomas Bradshaw MARSDEN, 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles.

Albert Edward Charles MARSHALL, 6th South Australian Imperial Contingent.

Edward Sherman MARSHALL, 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles.

James Edward MASON, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Walter MASON, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, Drafts.

John Thomas MASTERTON, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry.

John Ken MATHESON, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

F G MATTHEWS, 1st South Australian Mounted Rifles.

Alwyne Edward Francis Cornwallis MAUDE, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Francis MAXWELL, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Bruce Harold MAY, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

Sydney Selwyn MAYO, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

William David MAYS, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

John Bernard MCCANN, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

John Irwin MCCARTNEY, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Norman MCCAULEY, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, Drafts.

James MCCLURE, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

John MCCORKELL, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Michael Terence MCDONALD, 3rd Mounted Rifles Contingent, Vic.

Richard Webb MCGILL, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "B" Squadron.

James MCGILLIVRAY, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

John MCGOWAN, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles.

R MCGREGOR, 6th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse.

Robert Henry MCGREGOR, 5th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

George Reginald MCGUINNESS, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "A" Squadron.

John MCILVEEN, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Thomas MCKAY, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

J T MCKENZIE, A Battery Royal Australian Artillery.

William MCKERR, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Charles MCKINNON, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Percy MCLAREN, 3rd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen.

Simon MCLENNAN, 1st Australian Regiment New South Wales.

Simon MCLENNAN, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron.

David Cumming MCLEOD, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Donald John Roderick MCLEOD, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

John MCNALLY, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Patrick John MCNAMARA, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

William John MCPHEE, 3rd West Australian Imperial Bushmen.

Neil MCPHERSON, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Daniel Peter MEEHAN, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "A" Squadron.

William Patrick MEEHAN, 1st Australian Horse, New South Wales.

C J B MERCER, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

Charles MEREDITH, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

D F MILLER, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

C F MILLMAN, 3rd South Australian Bushmen.

George Henry MILLS, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Benjamin MILNER, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Edmund Henry MITCHELL, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

James MITCHELL, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "A" Squadron.

Thomas Peter MOHAN, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Cuthbert MOLLER, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

William MONTGOMERIE, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron.

George Arthur MONTGOMERY, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "A" Company.

Hatherly George MOOR, 1st West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Charles MOORE, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

John Hartly MOORE, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

Llewellyn MORGAN, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "F" Company.

G A MORIS, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Edward James MORRIS, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "D" Company.

Frank Edward MORRISBY, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Tas, 1/2 Coy.

J R MORRISON, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Arthur Edward MURPHY, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Denis MURPHY, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Denis Joseph MURRAY, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "F" Company.

John Rowan MURRAY, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "A" Company.

Walter MURRAY, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "B" Squadron.

Peter MURRIE, 6th South Australian Imperial Contingent.

Walter MYLES, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "D" Squadron.

 

John Francis NEARY, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, Drafts.

William NEWLAND, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Henry NEWLANDS, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Alexander William NICHOLAS, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

Frederick NILSON, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Charles William NORTON, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

 

Edward O'BRIEN, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, "B" Squadron.

Joseph McDall O'CALLAGHAN, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Ernest Chalmer OGLE, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "C" Squadron.

Patrick O'GRADY, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "E" Company.

John Ernest O'KEEFE, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "B" Squadron.

Charles OLDHAM, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Samuel Joseph OLIVER, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Charles O'LOUGHLIN, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

John ORAM, Army Medical Corps 1st Contingent.

John ORR, 4th Tasmanian Contingent, 2nd Imperial Bushmen.

 

Albert Stephen PAGE, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

Frank PAGE, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Jospeh PALAZZI, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron.

Albert Thomas PALMER, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

Herbert Appleton PALMER, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Walter PARKER, 5th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

James PARNELL, 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Francis Sydney PERKINS, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

William PETTY, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

J PHEGAN, 4th Tasmanian Contingent, 2nd Imperial Bushmen.

Oswald Saunders PITT, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, Machine Gun Section.

Roland Philip PITT, 1st Tasmanian Mounted Infantry Contingent.

William Shortley POOLE, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Alfred Ernest POOLEY, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, originally 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

J W POWELL, 1st South Australian Mounted Rifles.

J W POWELL, 1st South Australian Mounted Rifles.

James Llewellyn POWELL, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Thomas Hilton POWELL, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "B" Squadron.

James Charles POWER, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Herbert Edgar PROSSER, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

David Hamilton PRUDEN, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

 

Benjamin Joseph QUIGLEY, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "D" Squadron.

 

Thomas Henry RAGGETT, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

James RANKIN, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Edwin Horace RANSLEY, New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "A" Squadron.

George RAWE, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "D" Squadron.

Herbert Llewellyn REECE, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Stanley Spencer REID, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Phillip John REILLY, New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "A" Squadron.

Charles Matthew REIMERS, 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Edward Alexander REISENANER, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Alfred RICHARDS, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "A" Squadron.

Robert RICHARDS, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, Drafts.

James RICHARDSON, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Alexander ROBERTS, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

James Clark ROBERTS, 1st Australian Regiment, Victoria.

Claude William ROBERTSON, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "B" Squadron.

Robert Patrick Norton ROBERTSON, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Thomas C ROBERTSON, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "D" Squadron.

John ROSCOE, 3rd West Australian Imperial Bushmen.

Thomas Joel ROSE, 1st Victorian Mounted Infantry.

A ROSS, 1st Australian Regiment, Victoria.

D ROSS, 1st Victorian Mounted Infantry.

Thomas Scott ROSS, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Ernest James ROWE, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

John E ROWE, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Benjamin RUDHALL, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Frederick Winter RUSSELL, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "A" Squadron.

James Henry RUSSELL, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Joseph RUSSELL, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "B" Squadron.

Samuel Keira RUSSELL, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

William RUST, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

James RYAN, 3rd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse.

John Laurence RYAN, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

 

Arthur Arnold SALE, 3rd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen.

Robert Westrup SALMON, 1st Australian Regiment, Victoria.

Edward Hugh SALT, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Edwin SAMS, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "C" Squadron.

William SANDERSON, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Otto Frederick SCHUMANN, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

William SCOTT, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Herbert Albert SEALEY, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles.

John SEMPLE, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

James SEYMOUR, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Percy Callan SEYMOUR, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

James Patrick SHANNON, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Charles James SHAW, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

H R SHERRINGHAM, 3rd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse.

Ralph SIMMONDS, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

Albert William SISLEY, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

James David SLOAN, 3rd South Australian Bushmen.

Duncan William SMALL, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Henry James SMART, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Alexander SMILEY, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "D" Squadron.

Albert Edward SMITH, New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "A" Squadron.

Cecil Selwyn SMITH, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "B" Squadron.

D'Arcy SMITH, 3rd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse.

Frederick Victor SMITH, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron.

James Anderson SMITH, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Sydney James SMITH, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "D" Squadron.

Thomas SMITH, Army Medical Corps 1st Contingent.

William SMITH, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

William Alexander SMITH, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

William Edwin SMITH, 1st South Australian Mounted Rifles.

Herbert SOLOMON, 5th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

William SOULTRY, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Richard Walter SPENCER, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

Robert Aleck SPIDEN, 7th Australian Commonwealth Horse, "A" Squadron Queensland.

Walter Laishlty SPIER, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "B" Squadron.

Harry SPIERS, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

John SPILLANE, 8th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, S Aust.

Albert Edward SPOWART, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Eugene Boling Broke ST JOHN, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

J H STARR, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Arthur J STEVENS, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Colin STIRLING, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Thomas STOCK, 1st Australian Regiment, Victoria.

William STRACHAN, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

James STRANG, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

George William STRATTON, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Thomas STURGEON, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron.

Edward John SULLIVAN, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, Regiment Headquarters.

Frank SUTTIE, 1st Australian Regiment, Victoria.

J D SUTTON, 3rd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse.

John Campbell Duncan McPherson SWAN, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

 

Herbert TACUBER, 8th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, S Aust.

Henry TAME, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Herbert Bernden TAME, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Walter TAME, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Thomas Kells TAPLIN, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, "C" Squadron.

George TAYLOR, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

William Graham TAYLOR, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "C" Squadron.

William David TEATE, 6th South Australian Imperial Contingent.

Burke Westwood THOMPSON, 3rd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, Queensland.

Norman E THOMPSON, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "B" Squadron.

Rupert Melbourne THORNTON, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Frederick Beal THORPE, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

William Edward John THORPE, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen.

John Bates Milne THURSTON, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

J T TOLL, Army Medical Corps 1st Mounted Rifles Contingent, S Aust.

Frank TOOHEY, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "C" Squadron.

Richard TOPHAM, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Frederick Joseph TOTHILL, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

Graham Voller Dalhousie TREATT, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "C" Squadron.

Leslie Dagworth TUNKS, New South Wales Lancers, 1st Contingent.

Charles Thomas Elisha TURNER, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, Drafts.

 

Charles Edward UMPHELBY, Royal Australian Artillery Special Service Officer.

E A VALPIED, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Charles VAUGHAN, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Patrick VERDON, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "A" Squadron.

Albert Arthur VICKERY, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

 

Herbert William WADDELL, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "B" Squadron.

John WADDELL, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen.

William Isaac WADLEY, 3rd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen.

Victor Oak WAKLEY, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Henry Oliver WALFORD, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

James Edwin WALKER, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "A" Squadron.

Sydney WALKER, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Harold WALSH, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Charles Richard Douglas WALTER, 6th South Australian Imperial Contingent.

Crosswell Herbert WALTER, 3rd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen.

John Nathanial WALTON, New South Wales Citizens Bushmen, "C" Squadron.

John WARBURTON, 4th Tasmanian Contingent, 2nd Imperial Bushmen.

Robert Alfred WATSON, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Richard WEEKS, 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

George WESTCOTT, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

John WHELAN, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Frederick William WHINFIELD, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "B" Squadron.

Frederick Sylvester WHITE, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

George Henry WHITE, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Henry WHITE, 3rd West Australian Imperial Bushmen.

Herbert John WHITE, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

James Edwin WHITE, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles.

Robert James Little WHITE, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, "C" Company.

Clemen Cyril George WHITTLE, 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Contingents.

Phillip Henry WICKERSON, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, "B" Squadron.

Charles E WILLIAMS, 1st Australian Regiment, Victoria.

Henry WILLIAMS, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, Headquarters.

James William Nicholas WILLIAMSON, 3rd Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

David WILLIS, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "E" Squadron.

Albert Herbert WILLSON, 1st Australian Regiment, Victoria.

Charles WILSON, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "D" Squadron.

Robert Frank WILSON, 1st Australian Horse, New South Wales.

Thomas Henry WILSON, 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry.

William WOOD, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "A" Squadron.

Hugh Prior WOODHAM, 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

Andrew Thomas WOODMAN, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

George WRIFORD, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry.

Alfred Edwin WRIGHT, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

 

Thomas YATES, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen.

Lionel Hugh Wardell YOUNG, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

William Frederick YOUNG, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles, "D" Squadron.

 

Lest we forget

 

Further Reading:

Boer War, 1899 - 1902

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 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 10:56 AM EADT
Wednesday, 25 February 2004
Preparing the first Australian contingents for South Africa
Topic: BW - Boer War

Australian Contingents for South Africa

1899

 

NSW Mounted Infantry

[From: Town and Country Journal, 28 October 1899, p. 39.]

 

The following is an extract from the newspaper Town and Country Journal, 28 October 1899, p. 14.

 

THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR EMBARKATIONS

All arrangements are therefore being pushed forward, with a view to getting the men away at the end of the month.

Major-General French, who is still suffering from the effects of an attack of Influenza, was very busy on Saturday in consultation with his staff, and was also seen by the Premier and Mr. See, Minister for Defence. Afterwards our representative was favoured with an interview with Colonel. Mackenzie, the A.A.G., and was informed that It had been definitely decided to send the following men:

One unit (125 men) of Infantry; one unit (125 men) of Mounted Rifles; one-half bearer company; one-half field hospital. It has not yet been decided whether the additional Lancers, to bring up the strength of the squadron to 125, will be sent or not. At present their strength is about 90 men. Rates of pay are to be as follow:

 

Rates of Pay per day divided as

Per Day

Deferred Pay

Privates

4/6

2/3

2/3

Corporals

7/-

4/9

2/3

Sergeants

 8/-

6/9

2/3

Company sergeant-majors

9/-

6/3

2/9

Staff sergeants

10/-

6/6

3/6

Warrant officers

11/6

7/6

4/-

 

 

Per day

Field Allowance

Lieutenants

19/-

16/-

3/-

Captains

23/6

20/-

3/6



THE N.S.W. ARMY MEDICAL CORPS.

In view of the acceptance by the Imperial authorities of a unit of the New South Wales Army Medical' Corps for service with the imperial forces in South Africa, and the passing of the vote of £30,000 in Parliament, the  history and description of the work done by the corps may be of interest. Colonel Williams, P.M.O., commanding military services at the Victoria Barracks, furnished our representatives with the following particulars:

"In 1886," said the Colonel, "when the Soudan Contingent from this colony was organised, no medical service for duty with the troops in the field was in existence in New South Wales however, to meet the requirements of the contingent, a small corps was specially organised by myself, an I was the principal medical officer of the contingent, the corps being equipped as well as the circumstances and means at my disposal permitted.

This extemporised ambulance corps of forty of all' ranks was the starting point of the present medical services of New South Wales, for in 1887 submitted a scheme for the formation; of a corps, on partially paid lines, which was known as the Medical Staff Corps. In 1891 a small permanent section of ten non-commissioned officers and men were added, to carry out the daily routine of the Garrison Hospital Ambulance Depot and general duties. In 1898 the title Medical Staff Corps was abolished by Royal warrant, and that of the Royal Army Medical Corps substituted in the Imperial service. New South Wales and Queensland have followed on the same lines; naturally, however, omitting the word 'Royal'. The organisation and present establishment of the New South Wales Army Medical Corps is as follows:- Colonel Williams, P.M.O., and officer commanding medical services; (a) permanent section, consisting of 4 N.C.O.'s and 5 privates; (b) partially-paid establishment, two companies, A and B, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Vandeleur Kelly, who has with him Captains Green and Roth and Lieutenants Martin and Hall. Lieutenant Beauman fills the position of quartermaster, and Warrant-officer Bond is the regimental sergeant-major and staff instructor. In addition to these there is a medical officer on the P.P. establishment attached to B and C Batteries, N.S.W. Field Artillery; to the N.S.W. Artillery Regiment, and to 1, 2, 3, and 4 Regiments of Infantry."

Colonel Williams also furnished the following additional information: The volunteer establishment consists of officers only, who are principally resident in the country districts where they are attached, doing duty with the military unit of their district. These officers are some 36 in number, and have done, and are still doing, remarkably good work. The Reservists, formed with a view of being able to bring the peace establishment of the medical services up to war footing, are required to have a recognised ambulance certificate in "first aid," and to qualify in field ambulance duties, putting in a certain number of drills every year. They do not receive pay, but are provided with a serviceable "khaki" uniform. This movement has proved a great success, and promises to become more popular. The Army Nursing Service Reserve is a lately-formed unit, organised on the lines of the Army Nursing Service Reserve of the Imperial Service, and numbers 26. The lady superintendent is Miss Gould, a member of the Royal British Nursing Association; and the superintendent, Miss Bligh Johnston, senior nurse at Sydney Hospital. The necessary qualifications for admission to this nursing reserve are of the highest order, none but nurses with nursing certificates of at least three years' training in large civil hospitals being eligible. A distinctive uniform for the Army Nursing Service Reserve has been adopted, and will shortly be issued.

The following is a short description of the duties of the various divisions of the Medical Service: The principal medical officer (who is the only permanently employed officer) Is responsible for the drill, discipline, training, and efficiency of the medical services of the colony, medical examination of recruits, the sanitary and statistical subjects, the supply of medical stores, and the administration of the medical services of the military forces of the colony. Lieutenant-colonel Kelly and the officers of the partially-paid corps carry out the training of the companies under their command, with the various ambulance drills and Sell exercises, and are to be congratulated on the present state of efficiency of the corps. These officers are slag available for departmental duties. The officers attached to regiments conduct the medical examination of recruits. for their individual regiments, the training of the regimental stretcher-bearers, and also attend with their regiment at continuous training, district camps, and, any parades as ordered. The special training of the army nursing service reserve is to be so based as to afford every opportunity of acquiring a knowledge of the special duties and routine as laid down for the conduct of military hospitals In the case of any war threatening the colony the services of these ladies would be invaluable. The ambulance depot at Victoria Barracks shows ambulances, transport-carts, harness, and all medical and surgical field equipment ready for issue and immediate service; and as Imperial patterns have been adopted throughout, no contusion can possibly arise when "on service" conditions with the Army Medical, Corps of the Imperial service.

These particulars will show why, as asserted by Colonel William, the Corps can be rear to the front at a very short notice.

The Army Medical Staff Corps will probably be armed, prior to proceeding to the smut, with .303 carbines in lieu of the swords which they at present carry. It is not yet known whether the carbines will be handed out before their departure from New South Wales or by the Imperial author ties on the arrival of the corps in South Africa. It is suggested that each man should be provided with fifty rounds of ammunition, to be carried in a bandoleer fixed to the tunic.

PREPARING THE MEDICAL CORPS.

The headquarters of the Army Medical Corps, at the rear o the Garrison Hospital, in the Victoria Barracks, were very busy on Tuesday. Lieutenant-colonel Vandeleur Kelly and Captain Roth were still engaged in the medical examination, of the volunteers, and, despite the repeated announcement that none but trained men would be accepted numbers of men presented themselves far examination who had never seen service in any form. The officers, however, quickly found out these men apparently by the way in which they began to divest themselves of their clothing, and they were speedily shown the door.

The Army Medical Corps contingent will consist of 87 officers and men, made up as follows:

Half-bearer Company: One captain, one lieutenant, one warrant officer, one quartermaster sergeant, one compounder, two sergeants, one corporal, one trumpeter, two privates as cooks, sixteen privates as bearers, and two privates as servants, with a transport brigade of , one sergeant, one collar maker, one shoeing smith, three, waggon corporals, one trumpeter, two privates as waggon orderlies, and sixteen privates as drivers - a total of 54 men. The Field Hospital will have a total strength of 33 officers and men, viz., two captains, one lieutenant, one ward master, one steward, one compounder, one corporal as each storekeeper, and one as clerk, six privates as ward orderlies, one private as cook, one private as pack storekeeper, one private as washerman, three privates an servants; with a transport brigade of one sergeant, one corporal, one shoeing and carriage smith, and nine privates as drivers. The equipment, which includes a field hospital of fifty beds, consists of five ambulance wagons, six transport carts, one water cart, three Maltese carts, fifty-eight horses, with beds, bedding, stores, drugs, tents, men's kits and accessories. The total weight of the equipment exclusive of waggons and carts, is about six tons.

The names of the following officers and non-commissioned officers have been submitted to the Government for approval by the P.M.O., Colonel Williams; Captains Fiaschi, Green, and Perkins, Lieutenants Edwards and Martin, Warrant officers Bond (staff-instructor) and Mason, Quartermaster-sergeant Mills, Sergeant-major Hadfield, Sergeants Eberling, Hindmarsh, and Corporal Rose. The names of the privates selected have not been divulged, and the men are now quartered in tents in the square at the back of the Garrison Hospital, where they will remain until they leave for embarkation on the Kent.

PREPARING THE INFANTRY.

Since they knew definitely what was to be done, the military authorities have been as busy as bees getting ready. At first it was stated that men would not be selected from the volunteer forces, but it was incorrect. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Regiments of the Partially-paid Force were each allowed to send up thirty men. The 6th (Scots), 6th (Australians), 7th (St. George's), and 8th (Irish) Rifles of the Volunteer Force were each allowed to send up twenty men. This gives a total of 200 for the picking of the 125 who will compose the unit.

THE OFFICERS IN COMMAND.

Late on Tuesday one of our representatives was informed on very good authority that the officers chosen to command the infantry contingent are as follow:

In Command - Captain J. G. Legge, of the General Staff and Adjutant of the 2nd Infantry Regiment. Captain Legge is an exceedingly smart and capable officer, of great all-round attainments, and it is certain,- that under his command the New South Wales Infantry unit will be handled with skill, care, and every possible precision.

Second in Command - Captain W. Holmes, of the 1st Regiment.

Second Subaltern - Captain F. A. Dove, of the 5th Regiment (Scots Rifles), who has the reputation of being one of the smartest volunteer officers in the colony.

Junior Subaltern - Lieutenant M. W. Logan, of the 1st Regiment.

THE N.S.W. TROOPSHIPS.

When definite orders were received, by the agents for the steamer Kent to make preparations for receiving the first instalments of the N.S.W. Contingent for the Transvaal, no time was lost in removing the big vessel from her moorings in Neutral Bay to the Pyrmont Wharf. The steamer was berthed on Sunday, and, precisely on the stroke of 12 p.m. on Sunday, discharging operations were commenced. The freezing chamber hatches forward were removed, and a gang of men set upon discharging cartons of mutton, which had been stowed there. The Kent is practically a new steamer, and arrived at Sydney from New York for the first time on September 10. She is a splendid specimen of a modern carrier, and flies the Federal Steam Navigation Company's flag. The Kent is of large proportions; and was built at Newcastle-on-Tyne, her gross tonnage is 5490 tons, 420ft long, 64ft beam, and 27ft 7in depth.

The Aberdeen which is to take the balance of the contingent, is due to leave on November 3, but she may get away a day or two earlier. It may be of interest to note that a sister liner of the Aberdeen, the Australasian, took the Soudan contingent over. The Aberdeen is eminently adapted for transport work. In fact, she is one of the emergency troop ships down on the Admiralty list.

FAREWELL DEMONSTRATIONS.

BEGA, Tuesday.-The send-off to the Bega Mounted Rifles for the Transvaal was a very brilliant affair, and took the form of a smoke concert at the School of Arts. The building was crowded, and many ladies eagerly sought admittance to the gallery, which was packed with the fair sex, While a good number occupied waste on the stage. Mr. Cowdroy occupied the chair. The toast of "The Queen" opened the proceedings. The band played the National Anthem, and then there was a great outburst of enthusiasm. Many stirring speeches were made, the speakers being Major Bland, Mr. Bingemann, and other leading townsmen. The Rev. Mr. Fitzpatrick made a brilliant speech on British love of liberty. A brigade of young ladies decorated the volunteers with Mizpah badges. At 7 o'clock sharp this morning the volunteers fell into the line. A great crowd assembled to see them off. Me. Cowdroy, on behalf of the townspeople, gave Sergeant Daley a few sovereigns for refreshments for the men al -along their way. As they rode through the streets many ladies showered flowers in abundance over them. They were escorted out of town by the mounted police and Town Band, which played appropriate airs. Many ladies followed on bicycles' and buggies, and some distance out provided refreshments for the men. During, this last leave-taking many of the ladies wept.

COOMA, Tuesday Afternoon Six members of the Volunteer Infantry have been selected to proceed to Sydney, in connection with the dispatch of troops for the Transvaal. These will submit themselves at headquarters to-morrow for inspection. They are: Sergeant John Blake, Privates Thomas Gaughan, James Johnson, W. Orr, C. D. Morrissey, and Albert Sheila. They left Cooma by mail train this afternoon.

INVERELL, Tuesday. William Bond, Peter M'Gregor, and Val. Arthur, of the local Mounted Rifles, left this morning to join the South African Contingent. The Mayor (Mr. Chas. Wilson), addressed dressed the men from the balcony of the Royal Hotel, and, on behalf of the citizens, bade them  good-bye, saying that they showed their British  pluck and courage by volunteering to take up arms for the motherland. Captain Merewether and Lieutenant M`Lean leave for Sydney tomorrow morning to join the contingent.

MARULAN, Tuesday. One resident of Marulan  is going to the Transvaal. The police horse was called in yesterday to Goulburn, and is to be shipped to the seat of war.

NEWCASTLE, Tuesday. Great enthusiasm prevailed last night, when the first batch of local volunteers for the Transvaal left for Sydney for Inspection. The detachment consisted of Privates (I. S. Tratten, E. Poole, W. Crandle. T Blackall, G. Newton, H. Mair, and O. Levido, have been selected, subject to inspection in Sydney, to accompany the Army Medical Corps, which is to leave by the steamer Kent on Saturday. The men are all proficient in the duties required, and have been carefully drilled by Surgeon-Captain L. Estrange Tames and J. L. Beeston, A.M.C.  Had it been known for a certainty that the men would be passed in Sydney for active service, there would have been a great demonstration here at the send-off. All are well and favourably l known in the district. Everything is in readiness at local headquarters for dispatching the balance of the local contingent when required.

TAMWORTH, Tuesday. Of the fifteen members of the Tamworth F Company, 4th Regiment, who volunteered for service in South Aides, only C: seven have succeeded in passing the required standard, viz., Corporal P. Woods, Corporal C. Brady, Privates J. Millington, R. Coupe, S. Rob son, W. Low, and J. Ireland. They will leave by tonight's mall train for Sydney, to undergo the final examination at the headquarters. Lieutenant H. Grace, of the Dubbo Infantry Company, 3rd Regiment, who has been attached to the local corps, for the past six months, left this morning to join the volunteers of the 3rd Regiment at the Victoria Barracks, Sydney: A large crowd assembled at the orderly-room last might to bid farewell to the members of- the company, who are leaving.

THE QUEENSLAND CONTINGENT.

In the Queensland Legislative Assembly, Mr. Dawson's amendment, censuring the Government for making the offer of troops for South Africa without Parliamentary sanction, having been negatived at 10.30 p.m. on October 18 by 39 to 28, the debate was continued all night on the Premier's motion for the dispatch of troops. Strong speeches against sending the contingent were made by Messrs. M`Donnell and Givens, both Labor members. The motion for sending the contingent was put at 4.30 a.m. on October 19, and was carried on the voices, amidst cheers for the Queen and liberty.

At a special meeting of the Queensland, Cabinet on October 19, a proclamation was issued authorising the raising and enrolment for service is South Africa of a military force of volunteers, consisting of 250 officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the Queensland Mounted Infantry, including the machine-gun section. The Government has chartered the steamer Cornwall for the transport of the troops. She will be at Pinkenbah Wharf, on October 28 for the purpose of embarking the troops. When .she left for the south she took a large number of carpenters on board, who have been busy fitting up the vessel for the accommodation of the troops and horses. A mobilisation camp was formed at Meeandah on October 19. Lieutenant-Colonel Ricardo will go in charge of the troops with the rank of Major.

The Queensland military authorities have purchased 50 horses from the Police Department for dispatch to South Africa with the troops, also 100 tons compressed fodder is Melbourne. The Government has decided to insure the lives of the men for 12 months for £250 each. Preparations for a great demonstration in Brisbane on the departure of the troops are being made. They will be reviewed on the Domain on Saturday afternoon, and will be entertained by the citizens at a dinner and smoke concert in the Exhibition Hall in the evening.

THE VICTORIAN CONTINGENT.

The Victorian Assembly on October 19 passed through all its stages a bill to authorise the dispatch of troops to South Africa, and provide £30,000 to defray the cost. The news of the British victories has caused great enthusiasm in the camp at Melbourne. Arrangements for their departure on Saturday are being pushed on rapidly, and the public demonstration is expected to be something memorable. The Chief Secretary of South Australia (who is also Minister for Defence) fence) has been invited by the Victorian Minister for Defence (Mr. M`Culloch) to be present as a guests at the parade and departure of the troops.

The Medic, which is to convey the Victorian, S.A., W.A., and Tasmanian contingents, berthed at Port Melbourne Pier on Monday. The crowd made a rush to get on board, but only those on business were allowed to pass. Additional berthing space has been set out forward; while on deck the stalls were ready to receive 205 horses. The pier is guarded by a cordon of police, and no delay will take place in transferring 30,000 carcasses of mutton and other cargo to the Medic's cool chambers.

THE NEW ZEALAND CONTINGENT.

WELLINGTON, Sunday.--The departure of the New Zealand contingent was the scene of unbounded enthusiasm and expressions of loyalty and patriotism. The troops, as they marched from the camp, were joined by thousands of People, who at times displayed the wildest enthusiasm, cheering the departing soldiers to the echo. The streets were thronged by people, large numbers being present from all parts of the colony. When Jervois Quay was reached the crowd was densely packed and volunteers representing corps from all parts of the colony, and numbering about 1,800, lined the approach to the staging, where speeches were delivered by various speakers. The Governor, Lord Ranfurly, said he felt sure, if the occasion arose, New Zealanders would do their duty nobly, and prove no unworthy descendants of that dauntless island race whose colours waved over us, and whose record was second to none. "This is Trafalgar Day," said his Excellency, "and may Nelson's motto be yours. The eyes of the world are upon you, and we in New Zealand wish you God-speed." The Premier, Mr. R. Seddon, referred to the fact that the New Zealand Parliament was the first in Australasia to sanction the sending of a contingent, and their quick dispatch reflected the greatest credit on all concerned. These men were going to battle for freedom, and help to maintain civilisation and liberty in the Transvaal. Imperial and colonial troops were going to fight shoulder to shoulder, and a bond of union would be formed that would last for ever. He felt sure the men would act bravely, and the result must be for the glory of New Zealand and the Empire. Between the addresses the band and a choir rendered "Soldiers of the Queen," "God Save the Queen”." and "Auld Lang Syne," the immense concourse of people taking up the choruses. This part of the proceedings was closed by the Bishop of Wellington, who read a special prayer, in which he hoped God would bless their arms, and pronounced the benediction. Hearty cheers were given for the contingent and Mr. Chamberlain (Secretary of State for the Colonies): The contingent then moved off to the wharf, and the troops embarked amidst a scene of great excitement. The Waikare was escorted to the Heads by seventeen steamers, carrying about 10,000 people. Amidst the firing of rockets, screeching of steamers' whistles, the cheering of thousands, martial music, and patriotic songs, the troopship passed through the Heads.

THE TASMANIAN CONTINGENT.

LAUNCESTON, Sunday. Arrangements have been made for farewelling the Tasmanian contingent on Friday next. The men arrive by special train from Hobart at noon, and will be entertained by the Mayor at the Albert Hall. Then they will parade and march from the city to the wharf. Special trains are to run from the country, and a great crowd is expected.

THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CONTINGENT.

ADELAIDE, Sunday. - About 10,000 people visited the camp of the South Australian contingent which will leave for South Africa shortly, at the old Exhibition Ground. Captain James Hay, who was appointed as senior subaltern, will not accompany the contingent, owing to pressing private business, and another subaltern will have to be selected to fill his place.

 

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: Preparing the first Australian contingents for South Africa

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