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The contingents from Queensland were:

Contingent

Officers

Men

Arrived in SA

Left SA

1st Queensland Contingent

14

248

Dec 1899

Dec 1900

2nd Queensland Contingent

10

144

Feb 1900

Mar 1901

3rd Queensland Contingent

14

302

Apr 1900

May 1901

4th Queensland Contingent

26

368

Jun 1900

Jul 1901

5th Queensland Contingent

23

506

Apr 1901

Mar 1902

6th Queensland Contingent

21

479

May 1901

May 1902

1st Australian Commonwealth Horse

7

116

Mar 1902

Jul 1902

Australian Army Medical Corps

1

16

Mar 1902

Jul 1902

3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse

5

117

May 1902

Jul 1902

7th Australian Commonwealth Horse

23

467

Jun 1902

Jun 1902

Total

144

2,763

 

 

Click on the icon to read the account of these contingents from Lt Col P L Murray's 1911 'Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa' pdficon_large

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 Surname   Forename/inits   Regimental no   Rank   Notes 
AdieA GLieutenantWounded. Sunnyside, 1 January 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AndersonO P91PrivateSlightly wounded. Elandsberg, 6 December 1901
Bushmen
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AnningJ H56Lance CorporalKilled in action. Koppiesfontein, 6 August 1901
Bushmen
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
ArnoldD D23PrivateSeverely wounded. Onverwacht, 4 January 1902
Bushmen
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AustinS230SergeantWounded. Rhenoster Kop, 29 November 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
BaconWMajorThis officer rendered notable service with the Queensland Mounted Infantry.
BallJ WMajorThis officer rendered valuable service with the Queenstown Rifle Volunteers.
BatchelorW340PrivateSeverely wounded. Onverwacht, 4 January 1902
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
BelinA G229PrivateSeverely wounded. Onverwacht, 4 January 1902
DOW 6 January. Bushmen
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
BerryR E452PrivateKilled in action. Onverwacht, 4 January 1902
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
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The following Mentions were gained by members of the Queensland contingents:—

LORD ROBERTS' DESPATCHES: 3lst March 1900.—QMI: Captains D Reid' and R Browne.
2nd April 1901.—QMI: Lieutenant Colonel P R Ricardo, Major W T Deacon, R S Browne, H G Chauvel, V C M Selheim, W H Tunbridge; Captains A T Duka (medical officer, 3rd QMI), R Gordon, D E Reid; Lieutenant T W Glasgow, Sergeant Major Cooney, Corporal Harris, Lance Corporal Trickett. 4th Imperial Bushmen: Sergeant Major J Loynes, Quartermaster Sergeant W F L Wright, Company Sergeant Major J F Gill, Corporal Davidson, Private Koogh, Trumpeter A B Forbes; Privates C G Barnes, A Clark, R E Hutchinson, F W Lucas.

4th September 1901.—Lieutenant Colonel A Aytoun, 4th QIB (Captain A and S Highlanders), Company Sergeant Major J J Walker, Sergeants J B Ryari and G Tailored, Corporal J C Brohinan, Private W J Stevens—all of the QMI

LORD KITCHENER'S DESPATCHES: 8th March 1901.—4th QIB: Major W T Deacon.

8th May 1901.—3rd QIB: Major W H Tunbridge, very good service engagement of 12th February 1901. Acting Sergeant E C Shadforth, 4th QIB (promoted Sergeant): on patrol near Boschkop, Cape Colony, February 12, 1901, brought Private Sutter, whose horse had been shot, out of action under heavy fire. Private G Alford, 4th QIB (promoted Corporal): at Driekuilen, CC, February 15, single-handed, took prisoners 3 armed and mounted Boers and a Kaffir. Private E Culliford, 4th QIB (promoted Corporal): same place and date took prisoners 4 armed Boers. Private G Holland, 4th QIB (promoted Corporal): same date and place took prisoners 3 armed men and 2 Kaffirs.

8th July 1901.—5th QIB: Lieutenant C G B Reese and Sergeant H Smith, special good service during Boer attack on convoy near Mooifontein, south of Bethel, 25th May 1901. Corporal F C V King and Private J Marmont came from good cover and carried a wounded comrade to dressing station 700 yards under fire, June 16. Private G J Kells (promoted Corporal) on same occasion crossed open ground three times under fire to carry messages. 6th QIB: Lieutenant D C Cameron, at Leeuwspruit, 16th June, seeing a trooper fall, went under heavy fire and brought him in. Sergeant T Doyle, same action, seeing a man fall, returned and brought him in.

8th March 1901.—5th QIB: Lieutenant L J Caskey (killed) and Private G H White (killed), great gallantry at Caledon River, Orange River Colony, 27th September 1901.

8th December 1901.—6th QIB: Lieutenant D St G Rich, gallantry in attack on laager, Pongola Bosch (Eastern Transvaal), 2nd October 1901.

8th March 1902.—5th QIB: Major F W Toll, for resolute and capable way in which he led his regiment on four separate occasions in November, December, and January, 6th QIB: Lieutenant O R G Vaughan, for good service in Colonel Byng's capture of laager, Fanny's Home, Orange River Colony, 2nd February 1902. 5th QIB: Lieutenant C G B Rees, for good service and gallantry in action at Onverwachte on 4th January 1902; Company Sergeant Major F Knyvett, Sergeant J Power (killed), gallantry, same action.

8th April 1902.—Lieutenant Colonel O A Tunbridge, 6th contingent, got CMG

23rd June 1902.—Queensland Contingent: Surgeon Captain H J Hutchens. 4th QIB: Captains F L Jones, T H Dodds, J K Berry. 4th QIB: Lieutenants S B Boland, D St G Rich; Reg. Sergeant Majors J G Price, F H Trask; Qmr.-Sergeant T H Doyle, Company Sergeant Major Knyvett, Bugler W N Busby; Privates F Henrickson, H E Watt. Major J J Byron, a special service officer, got the CMG Private E Sweeney, 5th contingent, was awarded the DCM.


 

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