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The contingents supplied by Victoria were:

Contingent

Officers

Men

Arrived in SA

Left SA

1st Victorian Contingent

12

240

Nov 99 Mar 00

Nov 1900

2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles Contingent

15

250

Feb 1900

Nov 1900

3rd Victorian Bushmen's Contingent

15

261

Apr 1900

May 1901

4th Victorian Imperial Contingent

31

598

May 1900

Jun 1901

5th Victorian Mounted Rifles Contingent

46

971

Feb 1901

Mar 1902

2nd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse

21

351

Feb 1902

Jul 1902

4th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse

17

235

Apr 1901

Jul 1902

6th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse

22

467

Jun 1902

Jul 1902

Total

179

 

3,373

 

 

 

Other Contingents/Units in which NSW and Victorian troops served include: 5th and 6th Australian Contingent, Royal Australian Artillery, Australian Army Medical Corps, Doyle's ScoutsCameron's Victorian Scouts and the Intelligence Department.

The first Victorian quota of the Commonwealth Horse, numbering 360 officers and men, sailed on the St Andrew on 12th February 1902.  On arrival they were present at some of the closing scenes in the Western Transvaal.  The colony's section of the second Commonwealth contingent sailed on the Templemore on 27th March, and that of the third Commonwealth Horse, over 400, on 19th May.  Victoria contributed about 300 recruits to the Scottish Horse.

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

The Honours and awards gained by the Victoria Contingents:

Lieutenant L C Maygar, 5th VMR, gained the Victoria Cross.

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 Surname   Forename/inits   Regimental no   Rank   Notes 
AdamsEPrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
AdlerFR25PrivateSource: OZ-Boer database
AitkensD G264BuglerMissing in action. Karee Siding, 1 May 1900
Released. Mounted Rifles
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AndersonD1462PrivateSeverely wounded. Wilmansrust, 12 June 1901
Mounted Rifles
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AndersonJ W27APrivateSeverely wounded. Johannesburg, 30 May 1900
Mounted Rifles
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AndersonJulia BNursing SisterVictorian Nurses
Source: OZ-Boer database
AshleyA F1630PrivateSlightly wounded. Wilmansrust, 12 June 1901
Mounted Rifles
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
AtkinsonM W65PrivateDied of disease. Smithfield, 27 June 1900
Mounted Rifles
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
BainW A1472PrivateSlightly wounded. Wilmansrust, 12 June 1901
Mounted Rifles
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
BarbourR94PrivateDied of disease. Bloemfontein, 6 May 1900
Mounted Rifles
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
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