"At a mile distant their thousand hooves were stuttering thunder, coming at a rate that frightened a man - they were an awe inspiring sight, galloping through the red haze - knee to knee and horse to horse - the dying sun glinting on bayonet points..." Trooper Ion Idriess
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This Regiment was formed from the Squadrons along the coastal region south of Sydney. From the 1st Light Horse Regiment, the 3rd and 5th Squadrons were added to 2nd Light Horse Regiment's 6th Squadron making the new 28th Light Horse Regiment. In 1921, the 28th Light Horse Regiment was joined to the 6th Light Horse Regiment becoming the 21st Light Horse Regiment. In 1929 it was linked to the 1st Light Horse Regiment to become 1/21st LHR and thus, as a unit ceased to exist.
28th (Illawarra) Light Horse. (Attatched for training, 1913-14, to 3rd Light Horse Brigade.)
Head-Quarters - Albion Park
Commanding Officer - Captain Colin Dunmore Fuller, Tenure of command from 1 July 1912 to 30 June 1917 Adjutant - Lieutenant JA Raftery, 16 July 1913 Quartermaster - Medical Officer - Captain KRW George Lieutenant John Sylvester Dooley, Area Officer Bulli
"A" Squadron -
Albion Park (A Troop and B Troop), and
Robertson (C Troop and D Troop)
Captain P Connolly, 16 January 1913 Lieutenant JD Wood, VD Second Lieutenant HG Fraser Second Lieutenant WJ Payne, 2 December 1912 Second Lieutenant F Brownie, 30 April 1913 Second Lieutenant LJ Brooker, 16 October 1913
Second Lieutenant Rupert Frederick Cork, 9 December 1912 Second Lieutenant C Zeims, 16 February 1913 Second Lieutenant TJ Grey, 16 February 1913 Second Lieutenant J McElroy, 16 June 1913 Second Lieutenant Edward Spencer Hordern, 16 October 1913
The number of men who went onto serve with the AIF after the declaration of war is highlighted by the links to the individual service files of each man who enlisted or was commissioned. Click on the link and the service file held by the National Archives will open for that particular individual.
For the New South Wales Light Horse Militia establishment, see:
5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen, Nominal Roll Topic: BW - SA - 5SAIB
5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen
In 1911, Lieutenant-Colonel P. L. Murray, produced a marvellous Boer War reference detailing all the contingents sent from Australia to South Africa, giving a brief history of the formation and finally, listing all the soldiers who saw service in South Africa with that unit. The book was called, Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa. It is now the standard reference and starting place for any person interested in pursuing information about Australian involvement in the Boer War.
Murray, P. L., Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa, pp. 367 - 373.
Boer War, 1899 - 1902, Australian Forces, 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen, Roll of Honour Topic: BW - SA - 5SAIB
Boer War, 1899 - 1902
Roll of Honour
5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen
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 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen and gave their lives in service of Australia, whether as part of the 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen or another unit during the Boer War.
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