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Boer War 1899-1902 

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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

MACANALLY, Samuel Charles

Rank Private

Service Number No 101

1 (Tas) Contingent

MACDONALD, Malcolm

Rank Private

Service Number  No 195

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MACE, Roland Thomas C

Rank Private

Service Number  No 170

 2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

MACE, Trevor Ellis

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 89

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

MADDOX, Cyril Lakeland  

Rank Private

Service Number  No 206

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MADDOX, Hugh Cathcart 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 39

1 (Tas) Contingent

MADSEN, Charles Joseph

Rank Private

Service Number No 2153

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MADSEN, Wells Peter

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2157

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MAGUIRE, William Alfred

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 90

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent          

MANING, Athol Talbot

Rank L/Corporal

Service Number  No 1188

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MANNING, Henry William

Rank Private  

Service Number  No 2031

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MANNING, William James 

Rank Sergeant

Service Number  No 290

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MANSER, John Albert

Rank Private

Service Number No 208

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MARONEY, Joseph Harland

Rank Private

Service Number  No 201

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MARSDEN, Thomas Henry

Rank Private

Service Number  No 205

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent           

MARSHALL, George 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 353

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MARSHALL, Henry James 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1201

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MARSTEN, John Francis

Rank Private

Service Number  No 327

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MARTIN, Alfred Christopher

Rank Private

Service Number No 328

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MASON, William

Rank Private

Service Number  No 207

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MASSEY, James

Rank Private

Service Number  No 346

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent           

MATHEUS, Stewart

Rank Private

Service Number  No 296

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MATHEWS, Percy Montford

Rank Private

Service Number  No 329

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MATTEI, Charles 

Rank Lieutenant

Service Number 

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MATTHEWS, Lionel John

Rank Corporal

Service Number No 2135

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MAXFIELD, James

Rank Private

Service Number  No 291

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MCCLELLAND, William 

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 85

 3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent   

MCCORMICK, John

Rank Private

Service Number  No 79

1 (Tas) Contingent

MCCORMICK, John #

Rank Lieutenant Adj

Service Number 

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MCCREA, John

Rank Private  

Service Number  No 1200

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MCDONALD, James Anderson

Rank Private  

Service Number No 333

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MCDONALD, William

Rank Private  

Service Number  No 332

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MCGRATH, Martin

Rank Private  

Service Number  No 341

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent         

MCGREE, Denis Patrick

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 2158

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MCGUILLAN, Andrew

Rank Trooper

Service Number  No 88

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

MCGUINESS, Edgar 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 17

1 (Tas) Contingent

MCGUINESS, Hugh Charles

Rank Private

Service Number No 21

1 (Tas) Contingent

MCGUINNESS, George Frederick

Rank Private

Service Number  No 115

1 (Tas) Contingent

MCGUIRE, Frederick

Rank Private

Service Number  No 59

1 (Tas) Contingent        

MCGUIRE, William Alfred

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 1240

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MCINNES, Malcolm Charles

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 1231

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MCINNIS, Ronald  

Rank Private 

Service Number  No 153

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

MCINTEE, Francis

Rank Private

Service Number No 334

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MCINTYRE, Walter Archibald

Rank Private

Service Number  No 202

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MCINTYRE, Gilbert Langdon

Rank Corporal

Service Number  No 204

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent           

MCINTYRE, William Keverall

Rank Private

Service Number  No 152

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

MCKERCHER, George

Rank Private

Service Number  No 293

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MCLAREN, Percy

Rank Private

Service Number  No 87

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

MCLEAN, Murdie

Rank Farrier Sgt

Service Number No 196

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MCLEOD, Albert Arthur

Rank Trooper  

Service Number  No 86

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

MCLOUGHLIN, William John

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2042

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas) 

MCPHERSON, Herbert 

Rank Bugler

Service Number  No 274

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MEREDITH, Charles Christopher

Rank Private

Service Number  No 357

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MIDGLEY, Samuel Hawksworth

Rank Private

Service Number  No 150

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

MILLER, Edgar Harold Christopher

Rank Private

Service Number No 330

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MITCHELL, Elvin Charles

Rank Private

Service Number  No 151

2 (Tas Bushmen) Contingent

MITCHELL, Godfrey Omerville

Rank L/Corporal

Service Number No 2134

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)        

MITCHELL, William Albert

Rank Private

Service Number  No 331

8 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MONSON, Albert Joseph

Rank Private

Service Number  No 200

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MOORE, James Laurence Armistead

Rank Private

Service Number  No 350

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MORGAN, Evan

Rank Corporal

Service Number No 298

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MORGAN, Henry Arthur

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1227

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MORLEY, George

Rank Private

Service Number  No 295

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent   

MORLEY, Reginald Alfred

Rank Private

Service Number  No 1189

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MORRISBY, Arthur

Rank Captain

Service Number 

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MORRISBY, Frank Bernard

Rank Private

Service Number  No 20

1 (Tas) Contingent

MORRISBY, Frank Edward

Rank Co Qmaster Sgt

Service Number No 1184

1 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MORRISBY, Raymond Clark

Rank Private

Service Number  No 198

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MORSE, Esrom 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2112

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)     

MORSE, James

Rank Private

Service Number  No 65

1 (Tas) Contingent

MORTYN, Tertius

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2083

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

MOYLE, William Thomas

Rank Private

Service Number  No 294

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MUCKLE, Robert

Rank Trooper  

Service Number No 84

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent

MUNDY, Thomas

Rank Private

Service Number  No 199

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MUNRO, James Lindsay 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 345

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent      

MURDOCK, Alexander Paul

Rank Private

Service Number  No 116

1 (Tas) Contingent

MURPHY, James #

Rank L/Corp

Service Number  No 292

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent (Prom to Corporal)

MURRAY, Aubrey

Rank Private

Service Number  No 297

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MURRAY, David James

Rank Private

Service Number No 203

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

MURRELL, Edward R

Rank Private

Service Number  No 197

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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