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Boer War 1899-1902 

Surnames C

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

CAMERON, Cyril St Clair #

Rank Captain

Service Number No 2155

1 (Tas) Contingent

CAMPBELL, William James

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 25

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

CARLIN, William Cameron

Rank Private

Service Number  No 142

 4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent          

CARTER, John Charles

Rank Private

Service Number 

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

CASSIDY, William Robert

Rank Private

Service Number  No 138

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

CAWTHORN, Charles #

Rank Private

Service Number  No 268

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

CHALMERS, Cyril Roderick Alleyne

Rank Corp

Service Number No 2

1 (Tas) Contingent

CHALMERS, Cyril Roderick Alleyne

Rank Lieutenant

Service Number 

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

CHALMERS, Frederick Royden

Rank Private

Service Number  No 10

1 (Tas) Contingent

CHALMERS, Frederick Royden

Rank 2nd Lt

Service Number 

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

CHANT, Robert

Rank Private

Service Number  No 131

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

CHANT, Walter Herbert

Rank Private

Service Number  No 130

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

CHAPLIN, William Wenton

Rank Private

Service Number No 291

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas

CHEPMELL, Henry Douglas

Rank Private

Service Number  No 78

1 (Tas) Contingent

CHEPMELL, Henry Douglas

Rank Corporal

Service Number  No 141

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent           

CHESTER, Alfred Victor

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 28

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

CHEVEUX, Arthur Farrell

Rank Private

Service Number  No 100

1 (Tas) Contingent

CHILCOT, Charles Ernest

Rank L/Corp

Service Number  No 143

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

CHILCOTT, Arthur

Rank Private

Service Number No 105

1 (Tas) Contingent

CHILCOTT, Charles David

Rank Private

Service Number  No 44

1 (Tas) Contingent

CHILLCOTT, Walter Theodore

Rank Private

Service Number  No 292

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)          

CLARK, Peter #

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 26

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

CLARKE, Aubrey

Rank Private

Service Number  No 292

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

CLARKE, George Lewis Augustus

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2196

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

CLARKE, James Mortyn

Rank Sgt

Service Number No 2113

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

CLARKE, Kenneth

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 294

 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

CLEARY, Walter James

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 269

 4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent         

CLERKSON, John Henry

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 1182

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

CLIFF, James

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 33

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

COATES, Ernest Thomas

Rank Private

Service Number  No 140

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

COLEMAN, Herbert Norman

Rank Shoeing/Smith

Service Number No 139

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

COLEMAN, John

Rank Private

Service Number  No 129

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

COLEMAN, Newell Hay

Rank Private

Service Number  No 144

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent           

COLES, William Richard

Rank Private

Service Number  No 51

1 (Tas) Contingent

COLLINS, Claude Eustace

Rank Private

Service Number  No 28

1 (Tas) Contingent

COLLINS, Vivian Gowan

Rank Private

Service Number  No 29

1 (TAS) Contingent

CONNELL, William Anderson

Rank Private

Service Number No 295

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

COOLEY, Robert Golding

Rank Private

Service Number  No 145

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

COOMBE, Archibald

Rank Private

Service Number  No 25

1 (Tas) Contingent           

COOMBE, Archibald #

Rank Sgt

Service Number  No 259

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

COOMBE, Edward

Rank Saddler

Service Number  No 267

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

COOPER, Arthur Charles

Rank L/Corp

Service Number  No 2077

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

COOPER, Henry

Rank Private

Service Number No 297

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

COOPER, Joseph

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 29

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

CORRIGAN, Leslie James

Rank Private

Service Number  No 266

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent           

COSTELLO, Albert Edward

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 27

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

COSTELLO, Albert Edward

Rank Shoeing/Smith

Service Number  No 1191

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

COSTELLO, James # 

Rank Sgt Major

Service Number 

1 (Tas) Contingent

COTTON, Adam Jackson

Rank Private

Service Number No 298

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

Cowell, Francis George

Rank Private

Service Number  No 344

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent 

COWEN, Stanley Michael

Rank Private

Service Number  No 128

2(Tas Bushmen) Contingent      

COX, Harry

Rank Corporal

Service Number  No 132

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

COX, Herbert 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 146

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

COX, Henry James

Rank Private

Service Number  No 42

1 (Tas) Contingent

COX, Leslie Thomas

Rank Private

Service Number No 137

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

CRACKNELL, William

Rank Sergeant 

Service Number  No 23

(1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

CRAWFORD, John 

Rank Sergeant

Service Number  No 257

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

CRAWFORD, Reginald Calder

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 34  

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

CROOKS, John

Rank L/Corp

Service Number  No 270

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

CROOKS, Thomas Ray

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1218

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

CROSBY, Edward Barclay

Rank Trooper

Service Number No 40

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

CROSBY, Eward Barclay

Rank Sergeant

Service Number  No 254

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

CRUICKSHANK, Maynard Hayes

Rank Lieutenant

Service Number  8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)           

CUNDY, Charles

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2065

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

CURTAIN, Edward Allan Michael

Rank Private

Service Number  No 147

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

CUTHBERT, Joseph Henry

Rank Private

Service Number  No 299

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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