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2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles







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2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles



Map illustrating the activities of the 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles in South Africa, 1899 - 1900.

[From: Chamberlain, M., The Australians in the South African War 1899-1902, Canberra, 1999.]


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. 229 - 232. 


The Second Mounted Rifles Contingent.

Except that no infantry was raised, the second Contingent was formed upon j much the same principles narks first. Under G.O. 94 (Vic.) '99, the Commanding Officer Mounted Rifles was directed to submit a return of officers, N.C.O 's and men of his corps who volunteered for active service. They were required to be good shots, and medically fit. Applications were also received from officers, N.C.O.'s, and men of the Militia and Volunteer Forces, to be considered in the event of an insufficient number of Mounted Rifles being available to complete a Contingent of 250. Such candidates to be riflemen, hardy riders, medically fit, and preferably unmarried. In addition to men from the Mounted Rifles, a considerable proportion were thus enrolled from the Rangers (an infantry regiment of similar Organisation), Militia, and Volunteer regiments, and a few from the Royal Australian Artillery.

The Mounted Rifle Regiment was raised in 1888 by Colonel T. Price, who now obtained the command of the Contingent.

Clothing, Etc.

The men were issued with khaki tweed uniform, comprising F.S. jacket, cord haute, puttees. F.S. hat, F.S. cap, and greatcoat; besides boots and a complete kit of clothing, underclothing, necessaries, &c.

Fully horsed and supplied with bandoliers and saddlery, rifles, and bayonets.


The following establishment was approved:- 1 commanding officer, 2 captains, 8 subalterns, 1 adjutant, 1 medical officer, 1 veterinary officer, 2 coy. sergeant-majors, 2 quartermaster-sergeants, 8 sergeants, 12 corporals, 2 saddler-sergeants, 2 saddlers, 2 farrier-sergeants, 4 shoeing-smiths, 4 buglers, 200 privates, 12 drivers. Total:- 14 officers, 12 sergeants, 10 artificers, 4 buglers, 224 rank and file. In all, 264, with 305 horses (28 officers' horses, 238 other ranks, 24 spare, and 15 transport and pack).

Rates of Pay

Pay to all ranks was approved as under: - Privates, 4s. 6d, per diem: corporals, 7s.; sergeants, 8s.; company sergeant-majors, 9s.; staff sergeants, 10s.; warrant officers, 11s. 6d.; lieutenants, 16s. and 3s. field allowance; captains, 20s. and 3s. 6d.; majors, 25s. and 4s. 6d.; adjutants, 5s. per day in addition to pay of their ranks. These rates, it was stated, were to be considered as in full; and any payments made by the Imperial Government would be deducted therefrom. Members of medical or veterinary staff to be paid according to relative rank. Portion of pay might be drawn by authorized persons in Victoria; and one month's pay, in advance, could be drawn by any member of Contingent desiring to do so.

Departure and Return.

The 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles left on the 13th January, 1900, comprising 15 officers, 250 of other ranks, with 305 horses, and 6 wagons. Of these, 1 officer and 9 others were killed or died: 2 officers and 4 others were transferred; 2 officers and 13 others were struck off the strength in South Africa; 1 officer was commissioned in the Imperial Army; 10 officers and 223 others returned to Australia.

Promotions, Etc.

Lieutenant T. H. Sergeant, promoted Captain, 8th January, 1900.

Lieutenant M. T. Kirby, promoted Captain, 23rd October, 1900.

Lieutenant E. S. Norton, promoted Captain, 23rd October, 1900.

Lieutenant T. F. Umphelby, promoted Captain, 32nd June, 1900; Major, 23rd October, 1900.

R.Q.M. Sergt. J. R. Mathews, lieutenant, 27.3.01; Australian Base Detail, 16th September, 1901.

Sergt.-Major H. Macdonald became Lieutenant in 4th A.C.H.

Corporal G. H. Rood, 2nd lieutenant, 29th March, 1900.

Sergeant J. H. Brabazon, 2nd lieutenant, 29th March, 1901.

Corporal M. Wood, 2nd lieutenant, 29th March, 1901.

Lieutenant E. O. Anderson was commissioned in Royal Field Artillery.

Private A. Kelly was commissioned in Scottish Horse.

For promotions of N.C.O.'s and men, vide nominal roll.


The Second Contingent embarked in the Euryalus on the 13th January, 1900, and arrived at Cape Town on 5th February. There the ship was inspected by Lord Roberts, who expressed himself in complimentary terms. Only three horses had been lost on the passage. On the 7th, the troops proceeded to Maitland Camp, and on the 10th, entrained and arrived at Naauwpoort on the morning of the 14th. The Tasmanian Contingent, under Captain Cameron came in that evening. Colonel Price was placed in command of what was known as the "Hanover Road Field Force," consisting in the first instance of about 80 Prince Albert's Guards, 60 Tasmanians, 230 Victorians, and one battalion of 8 companies of the Lancashire Militia; they were without artillery. They were constantly in touch with the enemy and patrolling work was very heavy. On the 21st, Colonel Price broke two of his ribs by falling down a donga in the dark, but he still continued at his duty. On the 24th, it was determined to shell Kuilfontein Kopje, which was very strongly held; it being the key to the position of the advance upon Colesberg. Colonel Page Henderson, 6th Inniskilling Dragoons, commanded the left attack, Colonel Price the centre, and General Clements, under whose direction the whole operations were conducted, the right. Lord Kitchener was present to watch the proceedings. Colonel Price's command was reinforced by one battery of artillery, and about 150 Eastern Province Horse; but he gave Colonel Page Henderson two companies - Victorians and Tasmanians. This column met with very heavy fighting, and 1 officer, West Riding Mounted Infantry, was killed, and Captain (now Major) Cameron wounded and taken prisoner; 15 rank and file of the West Riding were reported killed; 20 wounded. The shelling commenced about 6.30 a.m., and was sustained by 24 field guns, 2 howitzers, and 1 5 inch R.M.L. It was carried on until about 5.30 p.m., but no impression was made on the enemy; though (as was afterwards ascertained) they suffered severely. They remained on the hill until dusk, when they began to draw away in small parties, making towards Colesberg.

On the 26th, the Hanover Road Field Force again moved on Kuilfontein, and occupied it without opposition. On the 28th, they participated in the relief of Colesberg. On the 14th March, the passage of the Orange River was carried out; the pontoon bridge being 260 yards long, upon which the whole army crossed into Orange Free State. On the 17th, news was obtained of the death of Captain Salmon, of enteric, at Naauwpoort. Colonel Price received orders to march on Bloemfontein via Philippolis and Fauresmith, with the Head-Quarters Flying Column, which consisted of the Victorians (2nd contingent), Grahamstown and E.P. Home, and a battery artillery; in all, about 1,000. This command was broken up on the 20th, and the Contingent then joined the main column at Donkerspoort and formed part of the advanced guard. On the 3rd, Philippolis was occupied, on the 26th, Wittevreden; and on the 27th, Fauresmith.

On 4th April, General Clements' column reached Tempe, outside Bloemfontein, where it was broken up; and the whole of the Mounted Infantry, both Imperial and Colonial, was placed under the command of Colonel Price, and marched into Bloemfontein, where there was a re-organization. The Victorians, South Australians, Tasmanians, and 4th Mounted Infantry Corps, were formed into the 4th Mounted Infantry Corps, under the command of Colonel Henry, 5th Fusiliers. The Australian Regiment was severed, and the troops of all the Colonies formed into their own Colonial regiments. The Victorians were placed under their own commanding officer, the Tasmanians under Major Cameron (who had been released), and the South Australians under Major Read. These remained at Bloemfontein refitting and rehorsing, until the 20th. Enteric now began to develop itself, and amongst the victims was, Lieutenant Bree, who died on the 26th.

On the 21st, the 4th Mounted Infantry marched on the glen to the north of Bloemfontein, this being the first step in the great main advance of Lord Roberts. On the 22nd, the Victorians relieved Kitchener's House at Houdenbeck, about 6 miles from Karee Kloof, where the remainder of the corps had gone, and had to hold the extreme left of the line of outposts; the Hoes occupying the Moddarspruit, along the front of the Victorian position. The work was very heavy and involved constant skirmishing with the enemy. On the 29th, the Contingent joined Colonel Henry at Hares Kloof, where these experiences were continued.

On the 30th, the Victorians were attacked hp a force of about 1,500 Boers, and retired about 21 miles, under shell, pom pom, and rifle fire. Lieutenant Lilley was dangerously wounded, Private Coughlan's leg broken, and Reg. S. M. Healy was captured. Many men went back under pom pom fire, and carried out those whose horses had been killed.

There was fighting all the way to Mooifontein, where they bivouacked on the ground, 4th May. On the 5th, there was the action at Vet River, in which the Victorians participated; being on the right. From this on, until the 10th, they were with the advance, and no resistance of any moment was offered. The weather was extremely cold by night and hot by day. Twice the troops were without any rations, and so knocked up by work and starvation that they had to be halted at Lewkville for a day. At the Zand River, Virginia Siding, the Boers were driven in after contesting the whole way, and the Victorians advanced and made good their lodgement in a deep donga, under very heavy fire. From the 12th to the 21st, they remained outside Kroonstadt, which had surrendered. On the 22nd, the advance on the Vaal River was continued, and though the enemy were frequently seen, there was no engagement until Vereeniging was arrived at, where the troops were opposed by the Irish Brigade who made good their retreat, blowing up bridge over the river after they had crossed it. On the 27th, the Vaal war crossed.

On the 24th, the Victorians were engaged at the Black Reef Mine, Witwatersrand, where they were met with a heavy rifle fire; and subsequently shell fire when endeavouring to turn the enemy's flank; nevertheless, they accomplished the movement, During the day a company was detached, under Lieutenant Kirby to assist a mixed party of Lumsden's Horse and Imperial Mounted Infantry, who, were hard-pressed at the railway station, close to Germiston Junction. Lieutenant Kirby pushed in, and, after a fairly sharp struggle, captured several engines, a considerable amount of rolling stock, and an ambulance train that was going out. For this he received the D.S.O. About this time no less than 79 Victorian horses succumbed to the privations and severity of the weather.

In June, they moved to a bivouac near Orange Grove, north of Johannesburg. On the 4th, they were heavily engaged at the 6-Mile Spruit, and advanced, fighting all the way, to the outskirts of Pretoria, which were reached on the following day, and the Victorians, owing to the formation of the march, were the first to enter. They remained there until the 7th (Pretoria having surrendered), when they were marched into Perraarspoort, where they remained until 22nd July, doing very severe patrol and picket duty. On the 23rd, they commenced the march to Middelburg, halting at Brugspruit and Howard's Colliery front 27th to 4th August. From Middelburg they went to Doornkop, which they held from 7th to 17th August. On the 24th, Bester's Farm was reached, and on the 25th, the enemy was again come into contact with, and a brilliant reconnaissance was made under Captains Staughton and Umphelby. There was fighting all the way to Waterval Onder, which was arrived at on the 30th, the enemy holding the hill across the ravine of Eland's River.

On 6th September, the 4th Mounted Infantry were ordered back to Machadodorp and on the 7th were engaged with the enemy, when severe fighting took place On the 14th, the force arrived at Kapsche Hoop, after advancing over most difficult country and being constantly intercepted by the enemy. On the 16th, the march to Komati Poort was commenced; and on the 18th, the enemy was encountered near Avoca, taking away a convoy. On the 20th, a halt was made to recuperate the hence, which were suffering greatly from fatigue and want of forage. On the 24th, stayed at Komati Poort, the horses being barely able to stagger in, and the heat excessive. A camp was selected close to the junction of the Crocodile and Komati Rivers. The whole of the Portuguese frontier was marked with flags, and Portuguese soldiers were seen patrolling in every direction. On the 28th, the whole of the troops in camp were reviewed in honour of the birthdays of the King and Queen of Portugal; the Portuguese Commandant attended by a strong escort riding over from his territory to attend. A great quantity of ammunition, which had been left by the Boers on the right bank of Komati River, near Rosario Garcia (the Portuguese having prevented them from taking it any further), was blown up by the British.
On 3rd October, the Victorians entrained for Pretoria, and at Machadodorp handed over all the horses to General French. On the 7th, arrived at Pretoria, remaining there until the 23rd, when the bulk of the Victorians were permitted to return to Australia, under Colonel Price.

The journey to Cape Town was uneventful, except that on the 26th, the line between Edenburg and Norval's Pont was blown up. The Boers held the hill at this place, and evidently intended to wreck the train. They were driven off by the Victorians; the line was repaired, and the farm house which had sheltered the enemy burnt.

Arrived at Cape Town on the 28th, end on the 5th November embarked in the Harlech Castle, which reached Melbourne on 4th December. Disbandment followed.



Further Reading:

2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles

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Citation: 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles, Outline

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 5 May 2010 12:24 PM EADT
Monday, 13 October 2003
2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles, Nominal Roll
Topic: BW - Vic - 2VMR

2nd VMR 

2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles

Nominal Roll


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. 234 - 239.


2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles

212 Private Thomas Edwin AICKEN

264 Trumpeter Donald Gordon AKINS

154 Saddler Sergeant John Thomas ALLINSON

Lieutenant Edgar Oswald ANDERSON


242 Private William BAIRD

148 Private George Tarrant BAKER

139 Sergeant Robert John BALDRY

135 Private William James BANKS

346 Private John Christopher BARNES

303 Private William Francis BARR

273 Private Arthur James BATTYE

173 Private Henry BAYLEY

308 Private Edward Hue BECK

290 Private James Alexander BEECHER

210 Trumpeter Henry Henderson BELL

168 Private William Robert BELL

190 Private Leo William BETHUNE

128 Private Frederick Harper BOOTH

204 Lance Corporal Abedi Michael BOURKE

238 Private George Alfred BOWMAN

231 Private Frederick Arthur BOYS

293 Private Joseph Henry BRABAZON

316 Private David James BRADFORD

Lieutenant Reginald Stephen Robert Staypleton BREE

263 Private George Edwin BRISTOW

301 Private John BROADFOOT

236 Private Henry BROOKS

183 Private William Henry BROOKS

276 Private Walter James BROWN

134 Private Frederick Sydney BROWNING

Lieutenant George Owen BRUCE

336 Private Charles BRUHN

188 Private Alfred George Kernan BUCKINGHAM

332 Private Frederick George BURN


187 Sergeant Thomas Stewart CAHILL

199 Private Archibald Lachlan CAMPBELL

194 Private John Norman CAMPBELL

298 Private David John CAREY

182 Shoeing Smith Patrick Joseph CAREY

292 Corporal William Maitland CARR

357 Private Charles Reginald CARTER

342 Private Herbert CARTER

140 Private Alexander John King CATON

237 Sergeant William Samuel CHALLENGER

197 Private Walter Ernest CLARK

180 Private Charles Edward CLEMENTS

309 Private William James COCHRANE

355 Private William Arnold COCK

314 Private Ernest Robert COOK

247 Private Caesar Stephen CORLETT

270 Private Hurtle Plummer COTTER

284 Private Arthur William COUGHLAN

207 Private Frederick COUSTLEY

200 Private Robert COUSTLEY

311 Private Albert Henry COX

181 Private Matthew Robert CROSBIE

195 Private Richard CROTHERS

333 Private John CROUCH

220 Private George James CULLEN


347 Private William Frank DAFF

131 Private Frederick Joseph DALGARNO

196 Private Peter James DALLIMORE

354 Private William James DALTON

365 Driver Edwin Stuart DANIEL

145 Private John Hugh DAVIES

262 Private John Hugh DAVIES

310 Private George DAVIS

232 Private Robert Foster DAWSON

Driver Leslie DEEGAN

216 Private George DENNIS

224 Driver George DENNIS

209 Private David DOBSON

240 Corporal Albert Henry DOWD

144 Private Charles De Vertus DUFF

313 Private John DUFF

226 Private Francis Edward DUREAU


319 Private Edwin Walter EARNSHAW

205 Private Ernest Theophilus ELMORE

356 Saddler Sergeant Albert A EVERALL


228 Private Conrad FAHLE

328 Corporal John Lowe FAWCETT

266 Quartermaster Sergeant James Robertson FAWNS

171 Private Gustavus Henry FECHNER

172 Private John William FECHNER

147 Private Kenneth FERGUSON

283 Private Samuel FERGUSON

315 Private John FIRTH

373 Private James FOGARTY

227 Driver Walter Edward FOOT

326 Corporal James Peter FOX

305 Corporal George William FRANCIS

369 Private Charles Herbert FULLER


257 Private Edgar Robert Watson GARDINER

225 Driver George Augustus GILBERT

159 Private Hampton Alexander GOOCH

254 Private John Ephriam GOODWIN

360 Private Ebenezer GRANT

193 Private James Highmore GRANT

341 Private Richard Joseph GREENING

161 Private Albert GREENWOOD


158 Private Thomas Patrick Joseph HALL

229 Driver Henry HAMILTON

274 Private Sedgwick Percy HARPER

Ernest Edward HART

169 Private John Jesse HASTHORPE

221 Private William John HENDERSON

192 Private Thomas James HENNEBERY

268 Driver Albert Henry Joseph HENNETT

285 Private Leslie Lyndhurst HIGGINS

Lieutenant HIGGINS

352 Private Alfred Ernest HILLMAN

214 Sergeant Henry James HISCOCK

Lieutenant Albert Armytage HOLDSWORTH

Major Andrew HONMAN

367 Private George Hamilton HOOD

203 Trumpeter Frank William HORTLE

163 Private Albert Edward HOWARD

137 Private Walter John HUTTON


127 Company Sergeant Major John JEFFERY

146 Private Richard Broughton JEFFREYS

Captain Donald Halley JENKINS

198 Private Thomas JEWELL

245 Private Albert Alfred Goodsman JOHNSON

155 Private Robert JOHNSTONE


129 Private Alured KELLY

329 Private John Charles KENT

345 Private Edwin KERANS

Lieutenant Mark Thomas KIRBY

175 Private John Sidney KITSON

185 Private George Henry KNOTT


368 Private Joseph Charles LACEY

165 Private Arthur Ernest LANCASTER

170 Private Conrad LAWDORN

358 Private John Robert LAWRIE

130 Private Guy Wishart LEAR

295 Private Elisha Alexander LETHLEAN

Lieutenant James Lindsay LILLEY

151 Private James Benjamin Edward LOCKWOOD

312 Private Joseph LODER

174 Private George Evelyn LYDIARD


160 Private George Langlands MACDONALD

370 Company Sergeant Major Hugh MACDONALD

299 Private Terence MACKIN

167 Private Charles William Campbell MACLEOD

178 Private Thomas Gardiner MALLETT

153 Private Frederick MARTYN

361 Shoeing Smith Denman Etherley MASON

294 Sergeant Charles John MASTERS

371 Quartermaster Sergeant John Robert MATHEWS

364 Corporal John MCGOWAN

250 Private William MCKENZIE

157 Saddler Sergeant Hugh Alexander MCLACHLAN

260 Private J MCNULTY

166 Private Alexander Bidwell MCPHERSON

202 Private Daniel MEAGHER

211 Private William MEHARRY

132 Corporal William Grant MILLER

318 Private Henry Richard Perris MITCHELL

343 Private Alexander Edward MONSBOROUGH

179 Private Alexander MORLEY

208 Private William Alexander MORRISON

138 Corporal Ernest Lindsay MOUNTJOY

255 Private Edwin MOYLE

239 Driver Arthur Henry MULCAHY

353 Private Joseph MURCUTT

321 Private Augustus Richard MURRAY

243 Sergeant Daniel MURRAY


304 Private John Thomas NANKIVELL

288 Private Andrew Campbell NEAVES

Lieutenant Edward Stuart NORTON

327 Private Hubert Scott NORWEBB


267 Trumpeter David OAKLEY

143 Private Arthur James OGILVY

133 Private David OLIVER

297 Private William Norman Percy O'MULLANE

351 Private Harry Albert OSGOOD


223 Private Edward Ernest Horace PAYNE

213 Private William Henry PENNO

156 Private Robert Brookes PETERS

337 Private George PETTIT

350 Private Frederick PETTMAN

302 Private William Thomas PHILPOT

176 Private Peter PINDER

Colonel Thomas PRICE

141 Private William Henry PROWSE

296 Private Robert PUMMEROY


323 Private Joseph Edward QUIRK


277 Private Finlay George RAMSAY

218 Private Thomas REARDON

222 Private Joseph Thomas REDFERN

335 Private Hugh Richard REDWOOD

177 Private Charles Edward RENNIE

375 Private William George Webster RIGG

253 Private James Eckersley ROBERTS

374 Private William John ROBERTS

219 Private Robert Henry ROBERTSON

306 Private Llewellyn Edward ROGERS

359 Private Charles Dudley ROLFE

279 Private William Thomas ROSS

320 Private William George ROUGH

Vet. Captain Harold Sugden RUDDUCK

235 Private Edwin Christie RYAN


152 Private John Graham SANDILANDS

206 Private Herbert Albert SEALEY

136 Private Sydney SELMAN

Lieutenant Theophilus Hengist SERGEANT

339 Private Michael Charles Alfred SHAW

348 Private Daniel SHEEHAN

246 Private William George SHEPPARD

272 Private Henry James SMART

258 Farrier Sergeant William Henry SMITH

291 Private Francis Sydney SMYTH

330 Private Miller Robert SOMMERVILLE

230 Driver William Kent STOCKS

251 Private Simon William STRAHAN

286 Private Thomas STROUD

280 Private James Ziba SUMMER

234 Corporal Alexander Robert SUTHERLAND

338 Corporal Charles Hector SUTHERLAND


149 Private Ralph TAIT

362 Saddler Sergeant William Henry TATE

244 Private George May TAYLOR

162 Private Thomas Charles TAYLOR

201 Private Robert THOMAS

281 Private Arthur William TONKIN

217 Private Charles TOWT

248 Private Thomas Paul TREACY

233 Driver Henry TREDREA

300 Private Charles TRELOAR

239 Driver Albert John TREYVAUD

191 Private Frank Reid TUBB

150 Private Harold Eric TURNLEY

289 Private John Henry TURPIE

287 Private James TWEEDIE

331 Driver Arthur James TWEEDLE


Lieutenant Thomas Austin UMPHELBY

Lieutenant Thomas Frederick UMPHELBY


186 Private Victor Oak WAKLEY

271 Private Percy WALKER

126 Private Douglas Edwin WALLACE

344 Sergeant Andrew Duncan WARDEN

249 Private Joseph John WARNE

275 Private Ernest Edward WATERSON

325 Private Alfred WATT

340 Sergeant Arthur John WATTS

307 Private William Hamilton WEIR

189 Private Thomas McKenzie WELCH

261 Private David Reid WELLS

363 Private Frederick Tom WESTCOTT

324 Corporal Urban WHELAN

265 Private David WHITE

372 Private George Wade WILKINS

252 Private George WILKINSON

322 Private Charles WILLIAMSON

215 Private Hubert James WILLIAMSON

349 Corporal Andrew WILSON

164 Private Edgar George WILSON

317 Private Henry Alexander WILSON

282 Private James Edward WILSON

256 Private John Frederick WOOD

278 Private Matthew WOOD

269 Farrier Sergeant John James WOODBRIDGE

142 Private Thomas Brassey WOODS

Chaplain Frederick William WRAY


184 Private Kenneth YORSTON

334 Private Alfred Ernest YOUNG

259 Private George James YOUNG


Further Reading:

2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles

2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles, Roll of Honour

Boer War, 1899 - 1902

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920


Citation: 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles, Nominal Roll

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Monday, 3 May 2010 10:54 PM EADT
Sunday, 12 October 2003
Boer War, 1899 - 1902, Australian Forces, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles, Roll of Honour
Topic: BW - Vic - 2VMR

Boer War, 1899 - 1902

Australian Forces

Roll of Honour

2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles

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 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles and gave their lives in service of Australia, whether as part of the 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles or another unit during the Boer War.


Roll of Honour


Reginald Stephen Robert Stapylton BREE

George Edwin BRISTOW


Walter Ernest CLARK

George James CULLEN


George William FRANCIS


Henry James HISCOCK


Geroge Henry KNOTT




Herbert Albert SEALEY

Henry James SMART


Victor Oak WAKLEY


Lest we forget


Further Reading:

2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles

Boer War, 1899 - 1902

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920


Citation: Boer War, 1899 - 1902, Australian Forces, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles, Roll of Honour

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT

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