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Boer War 1899-1902 

Surnames D

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

D'ALTON, Frank

Rank Trooper

Service Number No 42

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

DALTON, Alfred Ernest

Rank Private

Service Number  No 300

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

DAVIS, Herbert Frank

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 41

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent     

DAVIS, Herbert James

Rank Bugler

Service Number  No 43

1 (TAS) Contingent

DAVIS, Oscar Stephen

Rank L/Corp

Service Number  No 301

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

DAVIS, William Walter

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 43

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

DAWES, Reuben Thomas

Rank Private

Service Number No 302

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

DAWES, William James

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 44

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

DAWKINS, John Charles Allen

Rank Private

Service Number  No 303

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)        

DELITTLE, William Vernon

Rank L/Corp

Service Number  No 209

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

DENNIS, Arthur Walter

Rank Private

Service Number  No 70

1 (Tas) Contingent

DINEEN, Arthur Ernest

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1220

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

DINEEN, Frederick William

Rank Private

Service Number No 2152

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

DIXON, Robert

Rank Sergeant

Service Number  No 150

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

DOBBIE, Robert

Rank L/Corp

Service Number  No 269

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)  

DOBSON, William Michael Henry

Rank Private

Service Number  No 151

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

DONNELLY, Daniel

Rank Private

Service Number  No 338

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

DOOLIN, Robert Percy

Rank Corp

Service Number  No 76

1 (Tas) Contingent

DOUGLAS, Gordon Adye  

Rank Trooper

Service Number No 46

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

DOUGLAS, James Angus

Rank Private

Service Number  No 82

1 (Tas) Contingent

DOUGLAS, Ronald

Rank Private

Service Number  No 135

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent       

DOUGLAS, Rupert Oswald

Rank L/Corp

Service Number  No 304

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

DOWD, Thomas

Rank Private

Service Number  No 270

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

DOWLING, Herbert

Rank Corporal

Service Number  No 134

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

DRAKE, Thomas Percy

Rank Shoeing/Smith

Service Number No 267

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

DREW, John

Rank Sergeant

Service Number  No 148

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

DUCIE, Stephen William

Rank Private

Service Number  No 69

1 (Tas) Contingent        

DUDFIELD, James

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 45

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

DUKE, Richard Darby

Rank Corporal

Service Number  No 2021

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

DUNKLEY, Edgar Leslie

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2146

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

DUNLOP, Morton John

Rank Private

Service Number No 1222

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

DYER, Arthur Valentine

Rank Private

Service Number  No 133

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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