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Boer War 1899-1902 

Surnames L

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

LADE, Cyrus

Rank Private

Service Number No 57

1 (Tas) Contingent

LADE, Cyrus

Rank Sergeant

Service Number  No 1238

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

LAIRD, James

Rank Private

Service Number  No 365

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)        

LAIRD, William

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2082

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

LAMB, Gilbert Rumney

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2099

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

LANE, John Russell

Rank Shoeing/Smith

Service Number  No 265

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

LARNER, Harry Elvyn

Rank Private

Service Number No 98

1 (Tas) Contingent

LARNER, Harry Elvyn

Rank Corporal

Service Number  No 1236

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

LATHEY, Arthur James

Rank Private

Service Number  No 63

1 (Tas) Contingent        

LAUGHTON, Louis Horace

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 79

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

LAUGHTON, Sydney Thomas

Rank L/Corporal

Service Number  No 194

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

LAWFORD, William

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 80

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

LAWLER, Harry

Rank Private 

Service Number No 351

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

LAWRENCE, Owen Effingham

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 78

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

LAWSON, Alexander

Rank Private

Service Number  No 86

1 (Tas) Contingent          

LAWSON, Robert

Rank Private

Service Number  No 149 

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

LAWSON, Robert

Rank L/Corporal

Service Number  No 1193

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

LEE, Edgar Hepburn

Rank Corporal

Service Number  No 45

1 (Tas) Contingent

LEE, Richard

Rank Private

Service Number No 148

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

LEE, Walter Percy

Rank Q/Master Sgt

Service Number  No 252

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

LESLIE, Thomas Henry

Rank Private  

Service Number  No 192

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent    

LESTER, Harold Joseph

Rank Corporal

Service Number  No 12

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

LETTE, Alfred  

Rank Private  

Service Number  No 147

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

LETTE, Alfred

Rank Farrier Sgt

Service Number  No 1242

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

LETTE, Louis Frances John

Rank Private

Service Number No 81

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

LEWIS, Arthur 

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 2052

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

LEWIS, Benjamin

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 2053

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)      

LEWIS, Richard Charles #

Rank Captain

Service Number 

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

LITCHFIELD, Arthur Frederick

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 77

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

LITTLE, Alfred Richard

Rank Private

Service Number  No 189

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

LITTLEJOHN, Mervyn James

Rank Trooper

Service Number No 83

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

LITTLEJOHN, Mervyn James

Rank Corporal

Service Number  No 259

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

LLOYD, Mitchell

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1225

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)           

LOANE, Norman Edward 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 288

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

LOWTHER, George Markham

Rank Private

Service Number  No 35

1 (Tas) Contingent

LOWTHER, William Ponsonby 

Rank Sergeant 

Service Number  No 36

1 (Tas) Contingent

LOWTHER, William Ponsonby 

Rank Lieutenant 

Service Number

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

LUDBEY, Wilfred

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2030

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

LUPTON, Alfred

Rank Private

Service Number  No 34

1 (Tas) Contingent           

LUTRELL, Albert Walter Frederick  

Rank Private

Service Number  No 188

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

LUTTRELL, Darcy

Rank Trooper 

Service Number  No 82

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

LYALL, Alexander George

Rank Private

Service Number  No 289

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

LYALL, Thomas

Rank Private

Service Number No 190

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

LYNCH, Francis Bernard 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 52

1 (Tas) Contingent

LYNE, Douglas M  

Rank Q’Master/Sgt

Service Number  No 1934

(2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent           

LYNE, Percy Burton Phillipson

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2054

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

LYNE, William Henry

Rank Private

Service Number  No 191

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

LYON, William

Rank Private

Service Number  No 89

1 (Tas) Contingent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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