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Drummer the dog, of the Northumberland Fusiliers 3 weeks 6 days ago #85544

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"On Sunday afternoon, at half-past three, the transport Britannic sailed from Southampton, with the 2nd Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment. . . . . Just before the sailing of the transport, and after the visitors had left the vessel, a large black retriever dog came from the direction of the docks, and attempted to ascend the gangway. It made some half-dozen futile attempts, being driven back on each occasion. Ultimately the ship was released from her moorings, and the animal rushed about in the wildest excitement. When the transport had got about 20 yards away, and as the troops were cheering wildly and the visitors on terra firma responding with equal heartiness, the dog plunged into the sea and swam towards the vessel. A boat was put out and the dog was taken on board, and afterwards hauled on the troopship by means of ropes, evidently to become a regimental pet."
The Crewe Guardian, Wednesday 10th January 1900
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CHARLES MOORE, FORMERLY OF ESSENDON, VICTORIA, AND HIS
PET MONKEY.
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....Mr. Moore was reported on May 18 as "dangeously wounded in action, and since died."
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....The above photograph, dated 20th February, 1901, was received last week by the Essendon Football Club, of which he was a member. Written on the back was:— "The Essendon Football Club.— Wishing them every success for the forthcoming season, 1901.— Sincerely yours, Charles Moore, Feb. 20, 1901. South Africa."
The Australasian, Saturday, 25th May 1901

A second copy of the photo was sent to a friend in Melbourne, on February 24th.
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Drummer the dog, of the Northumberland Fusiliers 3 weeks 9 hours ago #85592

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A nice Active Service shot. Palmer shows "301 Tpr. C. Moore, Victorian Bushmen" as Wounded, Quaggashoek, 12/5/1901 and since Dead. Murray shows Died of Wounds at that place and location and lists him as a member of the 4th Imperial Bushmen's Contingent. OZ-Boer shows Tpr. Charles Moore was born 1875 and upon enlistment was a Chainman (an occupation related to Surveying) and from Albert Park, Vic. He played 30 games with Essendon VFL club, 1897-99. NoK's address was "Fiji".
He earned the clasps Cape Colony, Transvaal, Rhodesia and South Africa 1901 and is remembered on a number of memorials; one at Albert Park, Victoria where he is shown as Killed in Action at Doornbusch, South Africa and his Regiment is shown as "A.I.R" (Australian Imperial Regiment), upon a marble tablet in the church at Graaf Reniet ("Erected by Lt/Col. Henniker, CB, Coldstream Guards who had the honour of these gallant men under his command") and another at Albert Park State School. His name is shown on Panel 6, Central memorial, Vrede, OFS.
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Detail of inscription upon Charles Moore Memorial, St. Vincent's Gardens, Albert Park, Victoria,
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The Elswick Battery Regimental Pet "Sooner"

"Sergt. Gibbeson on the look out on top of Theron Kopje along with the Elswick Battery Regt Dog (Sooner) who unfortunately was killed the same day by been [sic] run over by the train that runs by the bottom of the kopje. The sad death of Sooner the Elswick Battery Pet".

"Please give this to Mr Towers [and] ask him to have it put into the Chronical [sic] and oblige No 7084 Sergt. W.A. Gibbeson, Elswick Battery.
P.S. I would give you more account of the affair but I have not had much time as we have been on the march to Pretoria".

Sergeant Gibbeson lived at 5 Albert Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.









.Roll of N.C.O.'s, as printed on an Elswick Battery silk souvenir.




Several of Sergeant Gibbeson's drawings were published in the Newcastle Chronicle:


.Newcastle Chronicle, 6th October 1900


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