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Boer War 1899-1902 

Surnames F

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

FACY, Cecil Clyde

Rank Corporal

Service Number No 260

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

FACY, Hedley Hastings

Rank Private

Service Number  No 80

1 (Tas) Contingent

FACY, Wilfred James

Rank Corporal

Service Number  No 160

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent (Promoted Sergeant)      

FARLEY, Alfred Joseph

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 2080

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

FARRAR, Julian Gordon Knowles

Rank L/Corp

Service Number  No 306

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

FEATHERSTONE, Percy George

Rank Private

Service Number  No 397

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

FEGAN, William Patrick

Rank Private

Service Number No 156

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

FERGUSON, Benjamin Furney

Rank Sergeant

Service Number  No 2132

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

FERGUSON, Charles Vernon

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2022

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)           

FERGUSON, Tom Tierney

Rank Private

Service Number  No 159

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

FERGUSSON, Albert Ernest

Rank Private

Service Number  No 157

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

FERGUSSON, Benjamin Thomas

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 50

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

FIELD, Daniel Newbury

Rank Private

Service Number No 2139

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

FIRTH, Arthur Alexander Crossley

Rank Trooper  

Service Number  No 51

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

FITZALLEN, Albert Edward 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1212

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)        

FITZALLEN, Charles Edward

Rank Private

Service Number  No 154

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

FITZALLEN, Harold Herbert

Rank Private

Service Number  No 308

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

FITZALLEN, Thomas Henry

Rank Private

Service Number  No 90 

1 (Tas) Contingent

FITZGERALD, Francis Arthur

Rank Private

Service Number No 1235

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

FITZGERALD, Frank Percy

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2106

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

FLEMING, Percy James

Rank Trooper 

Service Number  No 49

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent         

FORD, Frederick Wilbraham

Rank Private

Service Number  No 158

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

FOREMAN, Frederick William

Rank Private

Service Number  No 155

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

FOX, Bertie Cecil

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2069

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

FREMLIN, Clarence Albert

Rank Private

Service Number No 24

1 (Tas) Contingent

FRENCH, Claude

Rank Private

Service Number  No 162

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

FROOT, Alfred Leslie

Rank Private

Service Number  No 273

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent         

FROST, Norman Lewis

Rank Private

Service Number  No 161

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

FULLER, Charles Frederick James

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2143

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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