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Boer War 1899-1902 

Surnames H

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

HAIGH, Edward Leslie Simpson Haigh

Rank Private

Service Number No 1223

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HAINES, Edward Ernest

Rank Private

Service Number  No 356

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HAINES, William George

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2154

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)   

HAIZ, Albert Xavier

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 65

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

HALL, Gordon Frank

Rank Private

Service Number  No 40

1 (Tas) Contingent

HALLAM, Harry

Rank Sergeant

Service Number  No 1

1 (Tas) Contingent

HALLAM, H

Rank Lieutenant

Service Number

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HAMILTON, Alexander

Rank Private

Service Number  No 140

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

HAMILTON, Archibald Victor

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2116

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)      

HAMILTON, Henry William Vere

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 66

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

HANIGAN, Harold Leslie

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1206

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HANNIGAN, George Henry

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2096

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HANSTEIN, Alfred Adolphus

Rank Private

Service Number No 2147

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HARDY, Alfred Ernest

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2142

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HARRADINE, Edward Francis

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 63

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent          

HARRIS, Frederick John

Rank Private

Service Number  No 37

1 (Tas) Contingent

HARRIS, George Albert

Rank Private

Service Number  No 174

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HARRISON, Archibald Oscar

Rank Private

Service Number  No 141

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

HARRISON, George Francis

Rank Private

Service Number No 180

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HARRISON, Ronald Wilberforce

Rank Private

Service Number  No 179

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HART, Richard John

Rank Private

Service Number  No 279

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent         

HART, Richard John

Rank Private

Service Number  No 315

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HAWKES, Samuel

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2117

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HAWKES, William Richard

Rank Private

Service Number  No 316

 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HAYS, Albert Ernest

Rank Trooper

Service Number No 61

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

HAYS, Edward Charles

Rank Private

Service Number  No 88

1 (Tas) Contingent

HEADLAM, George Arthur Bayles

Rank Private

Service Number  No 317

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)         

HEADLAM, Lionel Vicary

Rank Private

Service Number  No 47

1 (Tas) Contingent

HEADLAM, Rupert William

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2127

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HEARNE, John Edward

Rank Private

Service Number  No 318

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HEATHCOTE, Harry Ward

Rank Private

Service Number No 138

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

HENDERSON, Carlisle

Rank Captain

Service Number 

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HEPBURN, Alexander McGregor

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1208

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)         

HERBERT, Ernest George  

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 2121

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HERBERT, Lewis Arthur  

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 62

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

HERITAGE, Francis Bede

Rank Lieutenant

Service Number 

1 (Tas) Contingent

HERON, James Alexander

Rank Private

Service Number No 2118

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HEWITT, Arthur Reginald 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 175

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HEWITT, Emslie Fayrer

Rank Private

Service Number  No 170

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent      

HEWITT, Walter

Rank Private

Service Number  No 277

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HEYNE, Charles 

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 64

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

HIGGS, Edmund

Rank Private

Service Number  No 274

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HILDYARD, George Gerald

Rank Private

Service Number No 276

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HILL, George William

Rank Private

Service Number  No 177

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HILL, John

Rank Private

Service Number  No 280

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent           

HILLIER, Albert George

Rank Private

Service Number  No 130

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent (Mentioned in dispatches)

HINDS, William Robert

Rank Private

Service Number  No 319

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HINKLEY, Thomas

Rank Private

Service Number  No 320

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HODGKINSON, Walter Frank Cecil  Trooper

Rank

Service Number No 68

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

HODGMAN, Vincent Lade

Rank Private

Service Number 

 

HOLLOWAY, Frank

Rank Private

Service Number  No 321

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)           

HOLMWOOD, Alfred Desormeaux

Rank Private

Service Number  No 22

1 (Tas) Contingent

HOLMWOOD, Cecil Archibald   

Rank L/Corp

Service Number  No 178

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent (Promoted Corp)

HOOD, Major Harry

Rank Private

Service Number  No 139

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

HOPE, Garnet John

Rank Private

Service Number No 2125

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HOPE, John

Rank Private

Service Number  No 64

1 (Tas) Contingent

HOPKINS, Thomas James 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1207

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)           

HORSLEY, William Francis

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2070

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HORTIN, Algernon Babington

Rank Private

Service Number  No 77

1 (Tas) Contingent

HOUGH, Alfred William James

Rank Private

Service Number  No 55

1 (Tas) Contingent

HOWARD, Thomas Arthur

Rank Private

Service Number No 322

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HOWARD, Thomas Charles Herbert

Rank Private

Service Number  No 176

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HUDSON, George Arthur

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2025

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)        

HUGHES, James Leigh   

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 149

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HUGHES, Noel Thomas

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 323

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HULL, Robert Edward Morrisby

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 173

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HUMPHREYS, Robert 

Rank Trooper

Service Number No 67

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

HUNT, Algernon Ashbury

Rank Private

Service Number  No 275

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HUNT, Arthur Erskine

Rank Corporal    

Service Number  No 278 

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent           

HUNTER, Albert Ernest

Rank Private

Service Number 

 

HUSBAND, Leslie

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2109

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

HUTTLEY, Leonard Percy

Rank Private

Service Number  No 172

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

HUTTON, John

Rank Private

Service Number No 53

1 (Tas) Contingent

HUTTON, Leonard

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 69

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

HYNES, Cecil William

Rank Private

Service Number  No 54

1 (Tas) Contingent           

 

 

 

 

 

 

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