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Boer War 1899-1902 

Surnames A

These pages are a memorial to the 34 Tasmanians who lost their life in the Boer War. As part of the British Empire, Government of the day offered troops to fight the local farmers (or Boers) in South Africa. Tasmanians served mainly in mounted units, often known as “Mounted Rifles”, “Bushmen” or “Imperial Bushmen”.  They fought in both the British counter offensive of 1900 and in the long, weary guerrilla phases of the war lasting until 1902.

A full list of all Tasmanians who served in the following Contingents  MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES DECORATIONS AND ORDERS
1st (Tasmanian Mounted Infantry) 27th October 1899-7th December 1900 Lieutenant Colonel Watchorn Colonel Cameron C.B.
1st (Tasmanian Mounted Infantry) Reinforcements 18th January 1900-7 December 1900 Captain Adams Mercury” 31st. July 1902  Colonel Wallack C.B.
2nd (Tasmanian Bushmen) 5th March 1900-14th June 1901 Lieutenant Boyes Mercury” 31st. July 1902  Colonel Watchorn C.B.
3rd (First Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen) 26th April 1900-5th August 1901 Lieutenant McCormick Mercury” 31st. July 1902  DECORATION
4th (Second Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen) 27th March 1901-25th June 1902 Lieutenant Richardson Mercury” 31st. July 1902  Major R.C.Lewis D.S.O.
1st. Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas) 16th February 1902-9th August 1902 Transport Sgt Coombe Mercury” 31st. July 1902  Captain A. Riggall D.S.O.
3rd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas) 8th April 1902-9th August 1902 Sergeant James Murphy Mercury” 31st. July 1902  Lieutenant R. Perkins D.S.O.
8th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas) 21st May 1902-28th July 1902 Sergeant Kemsley Mercury” 31st. July 1902  Lieutenant G.E.Wylly V.C.
  Trooper Cawthorn  Mercury” 31st. July 1902  Lieutenant J. H. Bisdee V.C.
    Sergeant Major Costello D.C.M.
    Trooper Clark D.C.M.
    Trooper Groom D.C.M.

# Honours and Awards          Name  Died on Service

ABBOTT, Herbert Benjamin Thomas 

Rank Private

Service Number No 68

1 Contingent

ABEL, Sidney

Rank Private

Service Number  No 275

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse

ABERY, Henry Percy

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 120

 4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent                

ABERY, Robert George

Rank Private

Service Number  No 119

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

ABLE, Leonard Guy

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2107

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse

ADAMS, Angus Robert

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 16

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

ADAMS, Edward Beuse

Rank Private

Service Number  No 121

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

ADAMS, Frank Bertram  #

Rank Sergeant

Service Number  No 84 

1 (Tas) Contingent    (Mentioned in Despatches)

ADAMS, Frank Bertram

Rank Lieutenant

Service Number 

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

ADAMS, Gordon Cyril 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 121

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent (Promoted L/Corp)

ADAMS, George Edgar

Rank Private

Service Number  No 276

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

ADAMS, John Edward   

Rank Co Sgt Maj 

Service Number  No 2020

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

AITCHISON, John Joseph

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2059

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

AITCHISON, William

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2060

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

ANDERSON, Alexander

Rank L/Corp

Service Number  No 277

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

ANDERSON, George Alexander

Rank Private

Service Number  No 118

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

ANDERSON, James Charles

Rank Private

Service Number  No 278

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

ANDERSON, Thomas

Rank Private

Service Number  No 16

1 (Tas) Contingent

ANDREWS, Herbert Edward

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2141

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

ARCHER, Thomas Kentish Mcrae 

Rank L/Corp

Service Number  No 2050

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

ARMSTRONG, William Henry 

Rank Bugler

Service Number  No 5

1 (Tas) Contingent

 

 

 

 

 

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