The AIF XI Tour of South Africa, 1919
The AIF XI Tour of South Africa, 1919

The AIF XI South African Touring Team, 1919

At the conclusion of the Great war, an AIF Test Team XI was selected to tour of South Africa in 1919 as a moral boosting initiative. From 18 October to 12 December 1919, 1919, the team played 10 matches of between 3 to 5 days, depending upon the team they were up against.

This album attempts to documents the features of this series.

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Clarence Everard
Clarence Everard "Nip" PELLEW 

Nip Pellew

Full name: Clarence Everard Pellew

Born: 21st September 1893, Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia

Died: 9th May 1981, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Batting: Right-hand batsman

Bowling: Right-arm medium pace

Relations: Brother: Lancelot Vivian Pellew (15th December 1899 -: 8th December 1970); Cousin: Arthur Howard Pellew (20th January 1878 - 21st August 1948); Cousin: John Harold Pellew (17th July 1882 - 17th October 1946)

Teams Nip Pellew played for:

Test: Australia (1920/21-1921/22)

Main FC: South Australia (1913/14-1928/29)

Other FC: Australian Imperial Forces (1919-1919/20)

Australia (1920/21-1921/22)

Australians (1921-1921/22)

Sheffield Shield: South Australia (1913/14-1928/29)

Miscellaneous: Dominions (1918)

PF Warner's XI (1918)

Australians (1918-1921)

Australian Imperial Forces (1919-1919/20)

First-class Batting and Fielding for Australian Imperial Forces in South Africa and Australia 1919/20:

Matches: 11

Inns: 19

Not Out: 0

Runs: 467

HS: 62

Ave: 24.57

100: 0

50: 2

Ct: 6

St: 0

School: St Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia

Religion: Church of England

Occupation: University student

Address: 150 Hill Street, North Adelaide, South Australia

Marital status: Single

Age at embarkation: 23

Next of kin: Mother, Mrs Laura Mary Pellew, 150 Hill Street, North Adelaide, South Australia

Enlistment date: 23 June 1915

Embarkation details: Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll: Captain

Unit from Nominal Roll: 27th Battalion

Recommendations (Medals and Awards): Mention in Despatches (Altered from Military Cross)

Recommendation date: 26 September 1917

Fate: Returned to Australia 23 September 1919