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Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Adam
Regimental Number 2
RankCoy. Sergeant Major
Unit Name A Sqn. New South Wales Mounted Rifles
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(from Sources as shown)

Murray: wounded at Zand R. on 7.5.1900 invalided to Australia arrived 15.9.1900
Simpson: Queen's South Africa Medal (Paard. Drief. & RoK) wounded in action, WW1 Lieutenant AIF Major OC 'A'Sqn. 8LH wounded in action severely at Gaza 19.4.1917 died of wounds 7.5.1917
B5204: farmer born 1869 in Tenterfield NSW, Queen's South Africa Medal (Paard. Drief. RoK).
URL3: Invalided soldiers on the Wilcannia. Adelaide SA Friday 7.9.1900. The Lund line steamer Wilcannia, which arrived from Capetown this morning 8.9.1900, had on board 30 invalided soldiers from South Africa. Among the number was one South Australian, Private LEANE, of the First Contingent, who was invalided home on account of an attack of rheumatism. The men were under the charge of Lieutenant STEWART, of the First Australian Horse, since transferred to the 4th Dragoons, which regiment he will join in India at the expiration of his present term of leave. Those who arrived by the Wilcannia., in addition to Private LEANE, were - Sergeant-major MCALLISTER, Sergeant MCARTHUR, Sergeant WEARNE, Privates IRELAND, ANGELL, POPE, ROSS, HART, HUGHES, LYNCH, LEGGETT, BURMEISTER, TONKIN, CONSTANTINE of New South Wales Mounted Rifles.
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 32
Simpson: Maygar page(s) 245 268
Source:# Oz-Boer contributed source number 139
B5204: National Archives of Australia series B5204
Syd. Herald : Sydney Morning Herald newspaper date(s) 8.9.1900
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