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Surname SISLEY
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Albert William
Regimental Number 930
RankFarrier Sergeant
Unit Name 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles
StateNSW
Extracts and Comments
(from Sources as shown)

Murray: died 20.1.1902.
B5204: 'D'Sqn. blacksmith born 1878 Taranaki NZ, Queen's South Africa Medal (SA01 & SA02).
URL2: name on memorial in St. Mary's Churchyard New Plymouth NZ.
URL3: LISLEY died at Middleburg.
URL4: Farrier Sergt. 420 Arthur W SISBEY 2NSWMI reported severely wounded near Ermelo 11.1.1902.
URL5: The following is a copy of a telegraphic despatch from the Chief Casualty Officer, Capetown 'January 3, 1902. Death from dysentery at Pretoria on December 27, Third New South Wales Mounted Rifles, No. 3711, JVS DOWNES. Death from enteric fever at Heilbron on December 27, Third New South Wales Mounted Rifles, No. 3652, Norman MCCAULEY. Dangerously ill, December 27, at Standerton, Third New South Wales Mounted Infantry, No. 110, Robert Anthony NOSSITER. At Middleburg, Transvaal, Third New South Wales Bushmen's Contingent, No. 2492, Oswald Hunter COOPER, Second New South Wales Mounted Rifles, No. 1015, Harry TURNER, No. 930, Farrier-Sergeant Albert William DISLEY (sic). On December 26, at Standerton Third New South Wales Mounted Infantry, No. 664, David Ross CRICHTON, all of enteric fever. Dangerously ill, December 28, Third New South Wales Bushmen's Contingent, No. 2549, Sergeant TJ HICKS, of enteric fever. December 29, at Heilbron, Third New South Wales Mounted Infantry, No. 3469, Sergeant-Major GHJ CLARKE, pneumonia. December 30, at Pretoria, Second New South Wales Mounted Infantry, No. 7, LR HOPKINSON, of enteric fever, at Norvalspont, Third New South Wales Mounted Infantry, No. 2731, L GARRITH, of enteric fever. Death from enteric fever at Pretoria, December 28, Second New South Wales Bushmen's Contingent, No. 3436, Reuben KIMPTON.'
URL6: Casualties in South Africa. Following is the copy of telegraphic despatch received by his Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor from the Chief Casualty Officer, Capetown - 'Dangerously ill, 3rd January [1901], Middleburg, Transvaal. Third New South Wales Mounted Infantry, 2492, Oswald Hunter COOPER, Second New South Wales Mounted Infantry, 930, Farrier-Sergeant Albert W SISBY. 4th January, Standerton, Third New South Wales Mounted Infantry, 101 Robert Anthony ROSSITER; 664 Davis Ross CRIGHTON; 3060 Robert BOYD. Referring to your telegram of 20th December, 1713 Sergeant MEAD New South Wales Medical Staff Corps, at Standerton, well waiting to rejoin regiment, Reference to your telegram of 27th December, 2720 Richard CAMERON, at Standerton, convalescent, and progressing favourably, Condition of Lieutenant D BUCHANAN, Third New South Wales Mounted Infantry, convalescent 4th January.'
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 120 204
B5204: National Archives of Australia series B5204
Barrier Miner: Barrrier Miner newspaper date(s) 25.1.1902
Syd. Herald : Sydney Morning Herald newspaper date(s) 17.1.1902
Sydney Mail: Sydney Mail newspaper date(s) 11.1.1902
MaitlandDM.: Maitland Daily Mercury newspaper date(s) 10.1.1902
External Link URL1www.hagsoc.org.au/sagraves/nmcdb/nmcdb-search.php
External Link URL2www.nzboer.net/MemorialNIStMary.aspx
External Link URL3nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44322369
External Link URL4nla.gov.au/nla.news-page1340243
External Link URL5nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163818007
External Link URL6nla.gov.au/nla.news-article122849951


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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
Canberra

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