Topic: BW - NSW - NSW Inf
Recruitment of the Infantry Contingent
Men from the 6th (Australian Rifles) Infantry Regiment
(Town & Country Journal, 4 November 1899, p. 24.)
When it was announced that New South Wales was to send a contingent of infantry to South Africa, the seven Infantry Regiments were asked to supply a total of a hundred fully trained men. Since the number of recruits required was exceedingly small and the number of men wishing to apply was in the range of 20 to one available position, the officials were in the enviable position of sending the best men that was possible at the time. Competition was so fierce that acceptance sometimes was finally judged upon the number of parades a person attended, all things being equal.
The following list gives an idea as to the spread of men from different regiments. This list consists of the Nominal Roll as it was drafted on 2 November 1899 prior to embarkation. It details the originating Regiment and rank of each individual member of the Contingent and then places it with the new Service Number and rank obtained for service in the Contingent.
Old Service No Rank Unit New Service No NSW Infantry Rank First Name Surname Sergeant Staff 3 Sergeant Ralph Rowland ALLEN 22 Private 5th Infantry Regiment 16 Private Alexander ANDREWS 1331 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 14 Private William Arthur ANGELL 772 Private 1st Infantry Regiment 13 Private William Thomas ANNISON 1380 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 15 Private Thomas Samuel APPLEBY 758 Private 5th Infantry Regiment 17 Private Samuel Charles ATCHISON 2550 Private Royal Australian Garrison Artillery 125 Private Robert Moore BAXTER 1123 Private 25 Private George James BOULTON 1163 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 24 Private Walter Edward BOWDITCH 410 Private 1st Infantry Regiment 19 Private George Walter BOWLING 1405 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 22 Private Henry Thomas BOWMAN 255 Private NSW Field Artillery 18 Private Frederick Charles BRACK 1812 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 21 Private Herbert Henry BRADSTOCK 1813 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 20 Private Sydney Edgar George BRADSTOCK 1625 Private 4th Infantry Regiment 26 Private Charles Joseph BRADY 1871 Private 23 Private Benjamin Henry BRAUN 11 Private 128 Private George Claude BRIGHT 319 Corporal 6th Infantry Regiment 28 Corporal Sidney Douglas BUCKLETON 305 Private National Guard 27 Private Henry Martin BUDD 975 Private 7th Infantry Regiment 35 Private Archibald Lochiel CAMERON 196 Private 1st Infantry Regiment 29 Private George Edward CARPENTER 553 Corporal 2nd Infantry Regiment 4 Corporal William CHANT 1132 Private 7th Infantry Regiment 36 Private Joseph David CLARKE 1779 Sergeant 4th Infantry Regiment 9 Sergeant James Howe COLES 2355 Private 4th Infantry Regiment 32 Private Alexander CORNS 1704 Private 4th Infantry Regiment 31 Private James William Ralph COUPE 192 Private 5th Infantry Regiment 33 Private Albert David COXHEAD 72 Private 6th Infantry Regiment 34 Private Edward COYLE 730 Private 1st Infantry Regiment 30 Private Albert CREECH 48 Private 1st Infantry Regiment 37 Private Vincent DAVIS 1137 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 39 Private John DAWES 1483 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 38 Private Francis Scholefield DAWSON Acting Corporal 7th Infantry Regiment Sergeant M DELANEY (DNE) 751 Private 130 Private William John DEVINE Lieutenant 5th Infantry Regiment Lieutenant Frederick Allan DOVE 1133 Private 7th Infantry Regiment 41 Private Bertram Kinmond EDGAR 128 Sergeant 1st Infantry Regiment 7 Sergeant James Robertson EDNEY 499 Private 6th Infantry Regiment 127 Private Michael Joseph FOSTER 1261 Private 6th Infantry Regiment 46 Private Cyril FOWLER 385 Private 5th Infantry Regiment 45 Private Donald FRASER 1265 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 44 Private John Clarence FRASER 37 Private 129 Private John Edward FRASER 1275 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 43 Private William FRASER 1132 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 49 Private Arthur Thomas GATES 860 Private 7th Infantry Regiment 52 Private William GILBERT 1748 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 48 Private Harold Thomas GLANVILLE 41 Private 5th Infantry Regiment 51 Private Sidney Henry GOODSALL Corporal 3rd Infantry Regiment 12 Sergeant Harry George GRACE 1610 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 47 Private George Reginald GREY 2398 Private 4th Infantry Regiment 50 Private John Daniel Revel GRIMMOND 1194 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 55 Private Richard HALL 2 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 60 Private Belton Andrew HALLEY 1811 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 54 Private Alexander Forrester HARDIE 300 Private National Guard 59 Private Duncan Edward HEBBLEWHITE 1798 Private 4th Infantry Regiment 57 Private John Francis HICKEY 1161 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 56 Private Leslie Charles HILL 1051 Private 121 Private Ellis Elijah HINES 386 Private 1st Infantry Regiment 53 Private Edward Martin HOFFMAN Lieutenant 1st Infantry Regiment Lieutenant William HOLMES 314 Private National Guard 58 Private James Joseph HOWARD 1115 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 62 Private Arthur Franics JONES 210 Private 122 Private Charles William JONES 1761 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 64 Private Charles Stanley JOYCE 1218 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 65 Private Money Dyason KEY 818 Private 7th Infantry Regiment 66 Private Sidney Harrison KEY 1458 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 68 Private Frederick Henry LEE Captain General Staff Captain James Gordon LEGGE Colour Sergeant 2nd Infantry Regiment Colour Sergeant Frederick Pontifex LIGGINS, (DNE) Embarked with the 1st NSWMR Lieutenant 1st Infantry Regiment Lieutenant Marcus William LOGAN 2498 Private 4th Infantry Regiment 69 Private Walter LOW 464 Bugler 2nd Infantry Regiment 67 Trumpeter Augustus Thomas William LUSHER 1758 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 78 Private William Chisolm MACDONALD 231 Corporal 5th Infantry Regiment 5 Corporal William Thomas MACDONALD 2549 Private Royal Australian Garrison Artillery 126 Private John Edward MAHER 1841 Corporal 4th Infantry Regiment 8 Corporal Sydney Edgar MARTIN 489 Private 1st Infantry Regiment 73 Private Ernest Edwin MASCORD 423 Private 7th Infantry Regiment 71 Private Edward Francis MAY 640 Private 74 Lance Corporal Sidney Henry MCCANN 1220 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 76 Private Henry Dixon MCCREDIE 281 Private 5th Infantry Regiment 83 Private Simon MCLENNAN 356 Bugler 2nd Infantry Regiment 75 Bugler Arthur Victor MCNAIR 1172 Private 4th Infantry Regiment 81 Private John Robert MILLINGTON 680 Private 6th Infantry Regiment 85 Private Wallace Melbourne MOORE 2024 Private National Guard 80 Private Percy Herbert MORRIS 262 Private 6th Infantry Regiment 84 Private Thomas Loyd MORRIS 179 Private 1st Infantry Regiment 72 Private Benjamin MOWBRAY Sergeant 6th Infantry Regiment 2 Sergeant Harry Haire MOWBRAY 158 Private 1st Infantry Regiment 70 Private William Henry MURPHY 2513 Private 4th Infantry Regiment 79 Private Alfred John MURRAY 1375 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 87 Private William Henry NASH 931 Private 6th Infantry Regiment 89 Private Edgar OSBORN 1191 Private 6th Infantry Regiment 88 Private Ernest Alfred OWENS 250 Private 1st Infantry Regiment 124 Saddler Sergeant Silvio Alfred PALAZZI Private 1st Infantry Regiment Private Joseph PALAZZI, (DNE) Embarked with the 1st NSWMR 1324 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 94 Private Harold PAUL 1006 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 93 Private William Henry PEARCE 1751 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 95 Private George William POOLE 395 Private 1st Infantry Regiment 91 Private Harry POTTER 1608 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 92 Lance Corporal William Parker PRIOR 234 Private 1st Infantry Regiment 97 Farrier Sergeant Henry Laurie REID 1022 Private 7th Infantry Regiment 102 Private Alfred George REX 1415 Private 2nd Infantry Regiment 98 Private John RICHARDSON 590 Private 1st Infantry Regiment 96 Lance Corporal Alexander Stuart ROBISON 2320 Private 4th Infantry Regiment 100 Private Stewart ROBSON 587 Private 5th Infantry Regiment 101 Private Harold Hector RUSSELL 1271 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 99 Private John Thomas RUSSELL 1813 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 108 Private Sidney Henry SAXELBY 87 Private 1st Infantry Regiment 104 Private James SCANLAN 2021 Private 4th Infantry Regiment 109 Private Arthur John SHADDOCK 1407 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 107 Private Alfred SHARPE 1134 Private 6th Infantry Regiment 106 Private Frederick Victor SMITH 576 Private 5th Infantry Regiment 103 Private Clifford Melville SOUTHEY 182 Private 5th Infantry Regiment 110 Private George Henry SPILSBURY 974 Corporal 6th Infantry Regiment 10 Corporal William Joseph STINSON 631 Private 6th Infantry Regiment 111 Private John Alexander STOREY 469 Private 1st Infantry Regiment 105 Lance Corporal Stephen STRETTLES 1261 Acting Corporal 2nd Infantry Regiment 11 Private Prince Richard TAYLOR 1219 Private 6th Infantry Regiment 114 Private William St. John TAYLOR 1198 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 112 Private Edward Davies THOMAS 1208 Acting Corporal 6 Lance Corporal Arthur David WALLACE 1327 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 119 Private Stephen Leslie WELLS 1127 Private 3rd Infantry Regiment 117 Private Alfred Henry WHILEY 2516 Private 4th Infantry Regiment 120 Private Phillip Henry WICKERSON 532 Private 6th Infantry Regiment 116 Private David WILLIS 672 Private 4th Infantry Regiment 115 Private Patrick John WOODS
(DNE) = Did not embark
Further Reading:Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: New South Wales Infantry Contingent, Recruitment of the Infantry Contingent