Topic: BW - NSW - NSWMR_A
A Sqn NSWMR
"A" Squadron, NSW Mounted Rifles
During their tour of South Africa, "A" Squadron, NSW Mounted Rifles participated in many different actions as part of the British force. One of the actions occurred at Thaba N'chu, 30 April - 1 May 1900. The following is a list of all members of the squadron who took part in this action.
Marched to the Glen and engaged the enemy on 29th March, remained here until 1st May on outpost duty, and joined General Hutton, being part of the 2nd Corps (Colonel De Lisle). Occupied Brandfort, and present at the engagements at Vet River, and an important reconnaissance of Botha's army at Zand River, followed by a fight at Ventersburg-road on the 10th May. On arrival at Kroonstadt on the 12th May, were taken from General Hutton and attached to General Ian Hamilton; marching on the 15th May through Lindley and Heilbron to the Vaal River, which was crossed on 25th May.
Thaba N'chu, 30 April - 1 May
19 Private Thomas George BIRD
78 Private Arthur BODE
108 Private Patrick James BYRNE
113 Lance Corporal Hugh James CAMERON
115 Private Herbert William JENKYNS
114 Private Charles MARKS
119 Private Alfred MAXWELL, Wounded Thaba Nchu, 30 April 1900; and subsequently Invalided to England, 27 November 1900.
124 Private Alexander MCALPINE
125 Private Samuel Geekie ROBINSON
130 Private James ROSS
110 Private Robert William STAINES
62 Private Michael James SYMONDS, Wounded at Klip Kraal, 17 February 1900, and subsequently Wounded at Thaba Nchu, 30 April 1900.
99 Private William George TWEEDIE
65 Private Lous Charles WATERSON
104 Sergeant James WEBSTER
458 Private John WILSON
121 Private Ernest WINDEYER
Sources: All information on this page is sourced from Murray, P. L., Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa, pp. 28 - 40A; and, an undated compilation of the activities of “A” Squadron, NSW Mounted Rifles produced by Major JM Antill and subsequently published by the Government Printer.
Further Reading:Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: "A" Squadron, NSW Mounted Rifles, Thaba N'chu, 30 April - 1 May 1900