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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

NATION, Herbert

Rank Private

Service Number No 209

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

NEAL, Allan Henry

Rank Private

Service Number  No 211

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

NETTLEFOLD, Arthur William 

Rank Sergeant

Service Number  No 5

3 (1 Tas Imperial) Contingent        

NEWMAN, Lavington Philpot 

Rank Private

Service Number  No 2145

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

NEWTON, Walter

Rank Shoeing/Smith

Service Number  No 2084

3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tas)

NICHOLSON, Alfred

Rank Private

Service Number  No 354

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

NICHOLSON, Claude Anthony

Rank Private

Service Number No 210

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

NOLAN, Aron

Rank Private

Service Number  No 301

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

NORMAN, Sydney Herbert Louis

Rank Private

Service Number  No 302

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent     

NORTH, Joseph

Rank Private

Service Number  No 299

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

NORTH, William Henry

Rank Private

Service Number  No 300

4 (2 Imperial Bushmen) Contingent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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