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Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Michael L
Regimental Number 1307
Unit Name 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles
Extracts and Comments
(from Sources as shown)

Murray: died 5.12.1901.
B5204: labourer born in Orange NSW, Queen's South Africa Medal (SA01) died in Johannesburg 5.12.1901.
URL2: named on monument in Primrose Cemetery Germiston Tvl.
URL3: Tpr. BASTICK ML on Boer War memorial in Orange NSW.
URL5: Pte. BASTECK 2NSWMR died of enteric at Elandsfontein c12.1901.
URL6: mother's 1918 obituary says - Michael BASTICK, died in South Africa when serving in the Boer War.
URL7: Orange NSW Soldiers' Memorial. UNVEILING CEREMONY. STATE COMMANDANT PRESENT. Orange, Wednesday 29.3.1905 ... The Monument bears the following in inscriptions - East Side, Pro Patria Semper. In Memoriam. Sergt. Maj. SJ SMITH, Trooper HJ CONYBEAR, Trooper HHJ BEASLEY, Trooper M BASTICK. South Side, Ladysmith Pretoria. West Side, In commemoration of the patriotism of the contingent from this district, South African War, 1899-1902. North Side, Kimberley Mafeking.
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 111 204
B5204: National Archives of Australia series B5204
Bathurst FPMJ: Bathurst Free Press & Mining Journal date(s) 12.12.1901
Cath. Press: Catholic Press (NSW) newspaper date(s) 17.1.1918
Nat.Advocate: National Advocate (Bathurst NSW) newspaper date(s) 30.3.1905
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Apology: For some time now it has been difficult to keep up with the newly available sources (especially the Trove newspaper site) plus the flow of contributions and queries. So I have been forced to prioritise maintenance and data entry over replying to correspondence. Nevertheless, your contributions are being added to the database and acknowledged on the contributions page and, although my replies are many months behind, I will attempt to get to them more often.
Colin Roe

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