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Given Name(s) or Initial(s) George Reginald
Regimental Number 67
Unit Name New South Wales Citizens' Bushmen
Extracts and Comments
(from Sources as shown)

McLachlan: ?MCGUINESS GR killed or died.
Murray: 'A'Sqn. Sergeant 1.3.1901 killed at Vet R. 15.3.1901.
Wallace2: Eland's R.
B5204: MCGUINESS born 1878 Beechworth Vic. drover Queen's South Africa Medal (SA01).
Sydney Mail: 'A'Sqn. photos.
Price1: killed Vet R. 15.3.1901 War Memorials Ballarat & Canberra.
URL2: ?SR MCGUINNESS 'A'Sqn. photo #79.
URL3: MCGUINESS Bendigo Vic.
URL4: promoted Sergt., killed in action.
URL5: Sergt. MCGUINNESS killed in ORC by a bullet fired at 2000 yards.
URL6: letter from Cpl. MCGUINESS, Parkes [NSW], dated Elands R. 20.8.1900, to his aunt & uncle, TF RYAN.
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 76 204
Wallace2: The Circumstances Surrounding the Seige of Elands River Post page(s) 52
B5204: National Archives of Australia series B5204
Sydney Mail: Sydney Mail newspaper date(s) 3.3.1900
Price1: They Proved to all the Earth page(s) 65
Town&Country: Aust. Town and Country journal date(s) 17 & 24.2.1900
Syd. Herald : Sydney Morning Herald newspaper date(s) 27.4 & 29.6.1901
WCParkes.: Western Champion newspaper Parkes NSW date(s) 26.10.1900
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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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