1901 - John Irwin McCartney died of his wounds on this day.
....His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor received a cable message yesterday from Major Dobbin, officer commanding the Victorian Bushmen's Corps, stating that a squadron of that body had been under fire for six hours at Rustenburg, and had had four of their number killed and two dangerously wounded. No officers were injured. The four killed were— ....Sergeant David Hamilton Pruden, single man, formerly of Newry, Gippsland. ....Sergeant Herbert John Goodman, married man, formerly of Mansfield. ....Private Henry Oliver Walford, married man, formerly of Bulumwaal and Elsternwick. ....Private Samuel Joesph Oliver, single man, formerly of Millewa, near Wangaratta. ....The names of those dangerously wounded were stated in the message to be Privates
"McCarthy" and "McClewer." As there are no members of the corps having those names, it is thought that a mistake has been made in transmission, and that the names are Private McCartney, formerly of South Richmond, and Private McClure, formerly of Allansford. Both of them are single men. The Argus [Melbourne], Saturday 28th July 1900
....Trooper John Irwin M'Cartney, farmer, of 11 Melrose-street, South Richmond. The Age [Melbourne], Monday 30th July 1900
....A cable message was received yesterday by the Premier, through His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor, from the High Commissioner of South Africa, stating that Private James I. M'Cartney, who was dangerously wounded at Kosk's River, on the 21st ult., had died on the 31st ult., at Elandskraal. He was a member of the Third (Bushmen's) Contingent, and formerly resided at Melrose-street, Richmond. His father resides at Lake Rowan. The Argus [Melbourne], Wednesday 8th August 1900
....Pte. J. J. McCartney, of the Bushmen's Corps, reported dead, was an ex-member of the Thoona detachment E Co. V. M.R. Euroa Advertiser, Friday 10th August 1900
Weekly Times [Melbourne], Saturday 11th August 1900
....Profoundest regret was felt and expressed on all sides when it became known that Trooper J. I. McCartney,of the Bushmen's Corps, had succumbed to the severe injuries which he sustained during the engagement at Kosk's River. Prior to his departure for South Africa, Mr. McCartney had been in charge of the Peechelba creamery for about 18 months, and during that time he had by his ready sympathy, unfailing courtesy, and sterling, manly qualities, won his way to the respect and admiration of all with whom he came in contact. The Corowa Free Press, Friday 24th August 1900