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Boer War 1899-1902 

Surnames B

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

BADCOCK, Edward

Rank Private

Service Number No 279 

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BADKIN, Ernest Albert

Rank Private

Service Number  No 280

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BAILEY, Charles 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2055

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)   

BAILEY, Elliott Henry 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 71

1 (Tas) Contingent

BAILEY, Harry 

Rank Shoeing/Smith 

Service Number  No 266

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BAKER, Arthur

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 136

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BALLANTYNE, Andrew

Rank Private 

Service Number No 60

1 (Tas) Contingent

BALLANTYNE, Robert 

Rank Bugler

Service Number  No 262 

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BARBER, Walter Charles Henry 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2128

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)          

BARKER, Thomas William

Rank Private

Service Number  No 56

1 (Tas) Contingent

BARKER, Walter George 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 128

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BARNARD, Walter

Rank Private

Service Number  No 343

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BARNES, A Arthur

Rank Sergeant 

Service Number No 13 

1 (Tas) Contingent

BARNES, Robert Henry

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 62

1 (Tas) Contingent

BARNES, Robert Henry

Rank Sadler 

Service Number  No 1229

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)     

BARRON, Edward

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 126

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent (Prom. Corporal)

BARWICK, William Henry 

Rank Farrier 

Service Number  No 127 

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

BARWISE, William Kenyon

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 128

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

BARWISE, William Kenyon

Rank Lieutenant

Service Number

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BATEMAN, Charles

Rank Private

Service Number  No 281

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BEAR, Joseph 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 282 

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)      

BECK, Percy Isaac

Rank Private

Service Number  No 283

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BELL, Charles

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2603

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BELL, Richard Patrick

Rank Private

Service Number  No 261

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BELLETTE, Archibald 

Rank Shoeing/Smith

Service Number No 2150

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BELLETTE, Ernest Amos 

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 18

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

BERESFORD, Cyril Walter

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 342

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent (Prom QM Sgt)    

BERRY, William 

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 284

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BERWICK, William 

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 25

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

BERWICK, William 

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 1192

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BEST, Frank 

Rank Private 

Service Number No 103

1 (Tas) Contingent

BEST, Morris

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 110

1 (Tas) Contingent

BETTS, Henry Allwright

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 12

1 (Tas) Contingent (Promoted L/Corporal)     

BEVAN, Archibald Joseph

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 123

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BEVERIDGE, Henry David

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 124

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

BEZETTE, George Robert

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 285

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BILLING, Phillip David

Rank Shoeing/Smith

Service Number No 133

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BINGLEY, Arthur

Rank Shoeing/Smith

Service Number  No 265

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BIRCHALL, Stephen

Rank Corporal

Service Number  No 264

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent        

BISDEE, John Hutton #

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 24

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

BISDEE, John Hutton

Rank Lieutenant

Service Number 

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BLACK, Henry Mitchell

Rank Private

Service Number  No 46

1 (Tas) Contingent

BLACKABY, Henry

Rank Trooper

Service Number No 17

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

BLACKBURN, Harvey Stanley Hyde

Rank Private

Service Number  No 130

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Stanley_Hyde_Blackburn

BLACKETT, Mortimer Cephas

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1241

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)      

BLACKLOW, Harry Tierney

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2144

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BLACKLOW, Norman Fergus

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1189

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BLACKLOW, Richard Albert

Rank Corporal

Service Number  No 131

(2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BLACKWELL, Walter

Rank Shoeing/Smith

Service Number No 263

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BLAIR, Arthur Vernon

Rank Bugler

Service Number  No 273

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BLOWER, James

Rank Private

Service Number  No 61

1 (Tas) Contingent        

BLYTH, Arthur Allen

Rank Private

Service Number  Private

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BLYTH, Charles Oscar

Rank Private

Service Number  No 48

1 (Tas) Contingent

BLYTH, Charles Oscar

Rank Lieutenant

Service Number 

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BLYTH, George

Rank Private

Service Number No 93

1 (Tas) Contingent

BLYTH, George Herbert

Rank Private

Service Number  No 258

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BOSTOCK, Daniel William

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 31

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent           

BOYD, William

Rank Private

Service Number  No 286

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BOYES, Alexander Mackenzie #  

Rank Sergeant

Service Number  No 122

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

BRAIN, Frank Edward

Rank Private

Service Number  No 126

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

BRAMBLEY, Albert Edward

Rank Private

Service Number No 2124

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BRANAGAN, William

Rank Sergeant

Service Number  No 129

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BRANAGAN, William Daniel

Rank Private

Service Number  No 26

1 (Tas) Contingent          

BRANNAGAN, Thomas Patrick

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2097

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BRANSGRAVE, Henry Edward

Rank Shoeing/Smith

Service Number  No 1190

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BRANSGROVE, Percy Lauss

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2042

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BREEN, George

Rank Private

Service Number No 2098

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BREEN, George

Rank Corporal

Service Number  No 261

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BRENNAN, Michael

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2064

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)    

BRENT, Rupert Delamere

Rank 2nd Lt

Service Number 

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BREWARD, George 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 132

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BREWER, George Martin F’rick

Rank Private

Service Number  No 135

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BREWER, William John Colin

Rank Trooper

Service Number No 22

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

BREWSTER, Frederick Vincent

Rank Sergeant 

Service Number  No 122

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BRIANT, Frederick Charles

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 3

1 (Tas) Contingent      

BRIANT, Frederick Charles

Rank Co Sgt Major

Service Number  No 1181

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BRIDLEY, Walter McIntosh

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 27

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

BROCK, Clarendon

Rank Private

Service Number  No 287

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BROOKE, Walter Arnott

Rank Private 

Service Number No 1213

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BROOKS, George Robert

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 124

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BROTHERS, Charles

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 58

1 (TAS) Contingent          

BROWN, Alfred 

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 127

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BROWN, Albert Henry Josiah

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 2149

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BROWN, Albert Melton

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 18

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

BROWN, Edward Stanley

Rank Corporal

Service Number No 11

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

BROWN, Geoffrey Hugh

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 30

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

BROWN, Stanley John

Rank Private

Service Number  No 288

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)       

BROWN, Wallace

Rank Lieutenant

Service Number 

1 (Tas) Contingent

BROWNE, Clifford Styant

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1211

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BROWNELL, Eric Lindsay Douglas

Rank Private

Service Number  No 20

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent  Promoted L/Corp

BROWNELL, Eric Lindsay Douglas

Rank Trooper

Service Number No 20

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

BROWNLEY, Alfred James

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1221

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BRUCE, William

Rank Sgt Major 

Service Number  No 266

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent       

BRUMBY, Lewis Berkley

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 21

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

BRYAN, John Henry

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2061

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BULL, Allan Thomas

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 26

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

BULL, Benjamin

Rank Private 

Service Number No 289

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BURBURY, Leslie Douglas

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 29

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

BURDON, Ernest Theodore John

Rank Private

Service Number  No 290

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)       

BURGESS, Eric Ethelbert 

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 125

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

BURNETT, Robert Alexander

Rank L/Corp

Service Number  No 262

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BURTON, Charles William

Rank Private

Service Number  No 125

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

BURTON, Edward Charles

Rank Private

Service Number No 2043

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

BURTON, Walter

Rank Private

Service Number  No 120

1 (Tas) Contingent

BUTCHER, Louis George

Rank Trooper  

Service Number  No 23

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent           

BUTLER, Hedley Salisbury

Rank Private

Service Number  No 123

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

BUTLER, Joseph 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 104

1 (Tas) Contingent

BUTTON, Alfred

Rank Private

Service Number  No 30

1 (Tas) Contingent

BYRNE, William Joseph Samuel

Rank Private

Service Number No 134

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

   

 

 

 

 

 

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