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The 2nd contingent sailed from Hobart on the Atlantian on 5th March 1900. This was half a squadron, commanded by Captain Riggall, and was generally known as the 1st Bushmen Contingent. Along with other Bushmen they landed at Beira in April, and having crossed Rhodesia towards Mafeking, took part in many operations in the Western Transvaal under Carrington, Lord Erroll, and Lord Methuen. They had several casualties near Ottoshoop on 6th August, when Carrington was endeavouring to assist Hore (see Rhodesian Regiment). This Tasmanian contingent formed a composite Bushmen Regiment along with 'D 'Squadron of the 1st New South Wales Bushmen, 1 squadron of the 5th New Zealanders, and the 3rd South Australians. The regiment saw much fighting, and some of their engagements have already been mentioned under these other squadrons.

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AberyHenry Percy120PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
AberyRobert George119PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
AdamsEdward Beuse121PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
AdamsFrank BertramLieutenantSource: OZ-Boer database
AdamsGordon Cyril121PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
AndersonGeorge Alexander118PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
BakerArthur136PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
BallantyneRobert262BuglerSource: OZ-Boer database
BarkerWalter George128PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
BarnardWalter343PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
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