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Boer War 1899-1902 

Surnames G

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

GABY, Reginald Wigmore

Rank Private

Service Number No 32

1 (Tas) Contingent

GABY, Reginald Wigmore

Rank Sergeant

Service Number  No 255

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

GAGE, Henry Cleburne Ogle

Rank Corporal

Service Number  No 2138

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)           

GALVIN, Thomas

Rank Private

Service Number  No 96

1 (Tas) Contingent

GARDAIN, William

Rank Private

Service Number  No 313

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

GARDINER, Arthur Joseph

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 55

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

GARDINER, John James

Rank Sergeant

Service Number No 136

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent (Mentioned in dispatches)

GARROTT, Edgar Albert  

Rank Trooper 

Service Number  No 56

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

GEE, Harold William

Rank Private

Service Number  No 165

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent           

GEERES, Leslie Harry

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 53

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

GERRAND, James

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 54

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

GERRAND, Robert Soamers

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 144

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

GIBLIN, Alan Vincent

Rank Col/Sgt

Service Number No 8

1 (Tas) Contingent

GIBSON, Tremlitt

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2111

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

GIBSON, William

Rank Shoeing/Smith

Service Number  No 2048

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)     

GILHAM, Atherly

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 50

1 (Tas) Contingent

GILL, Archibald John

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 309

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

GILL, Francis Morris

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 310

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

GILL, Frederick Thomas

Rank Private 

Service Number No 27

1 (Tas) Contingent

GILLOW, Arthur

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 2024

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

GLEESON, Denis

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 60

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent        

GLOVER, George

Rank Saddler

Service Number  No 164

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

GOOD, David Hector

Rank Private

Service Number  No 311

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

GOODCHILD, Louis Phillip

Rank Private

Service Number  No 312

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

GOSS, Herbert

Rank Private

Service Number No 2023

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

GOUCHER, Frederick Thomas Henry

Rank Bugler

Service Number  No 169

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

GOUCHER, Thomas

Rank Sgt Major

Service Number 

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent           

GOURLAY, Garnet Rupert

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1183

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

GOYEN, John Leslie

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1195

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

GRANT, Archibald James

Rank Private

Service Number  No 340

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

GREEN, Hedley Laurence

Rank Shoeing/Smith

Service Number No 166

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

GREEN, Henry Richard

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2103

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

GREEN, Richard

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 58

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent   

GREENBANK, Edward Leonard

Rank Private

Service Number  No 67

1 (Tas) Contingent

GREER, Harold William

Rank Private  

Service Number  No 163

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

GRIFFIN, James

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 59

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

GRIFFITHS, Clarence Lorenzo

Rank Private

Service Number No 367

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

GROOM, Charles Gresham D’Oyley

Rank Private

Service Number  No 167

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

GROOM, Francis Arthur  #

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 52

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent (Mentioned in dispatches)           

GRUBB, Frederick

Rank Private

Service Number  No 314

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

GUERIN, James

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1228

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

GUEST, Robert William

Rank Trooper 

Service Number  No 57

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

GUEST, Robert William

Rank L/Corp

Service Number  No 2081

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)
GUTHRIE, Robert 

Rank Private

Service Number No 168

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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