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Surname ANTILL
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) John Macquarie
Regimental Number
Unit Name A Sqn. New South Wales Mounted Rifles
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Murray: Major, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 8.2.1901 & 16.4.1901, Commander of the Bath, Queen's South Africa medal and 7 clasps (RoK Paard. Drief. Jbgh.,DH & Witte.), 2NSWMR.
Hardg&Mac: photo.
Source:# 139 WW1 AIF commanded 3LHBde. & 2Inf.Bde. in France.
Wilcox: papers.
B5204: Queen's South Africa medal and 7 clasps (Paard. Drief. Jbg. DH Witte. RoK & SA01).
URL3: Major, aboard the "Orient" leaving Cape Town for Australia and New Zealand on 13.12.1900.
URL6: Pte. ZGLINISKI was most pleased to answer the enquiries made [c8.1900]. ZGLINISKI, prior to his leaving the seat of war was under the command of Capt. ANTILL, ZGLINISKI was taken ill at Brantfordt, on route to Pretoria, and by the command of Lieut. ONSLOW was ordered to the field hospital where he was for some 8 weeks prior to his departure to his native home. He received the greatest courtesy from all, and speaks highly of his comrades at arms, also receiving the soldiers' comforts sent by the Australian ladies and were found of the very greatest blessing. Pte. ZGLINISKI last saw Capt. ANTILL and Lieutenant ONSLOW, in May [1900], they were then in good health and very solicitous for the welfare of their men, the slightest trouble is to them a pleasure, so long as the soldiers were well ?led and had proper clothing. Many times these officers had given their food to the privates of the squadron.
URL7: The NEW South Wales Mounted Rifles. THEIR BAPTISM OF FIRE. NEWS FROM CAPTAIN ANTILL. Writing from Honwater, near Britstown, Orange River, on the 17th January [1900], to a friend at Waratah, Captain JM ANTILL, of the NSW Mounted Rifles says ...
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 28-32
Wallace1: The Australians at the Boer War page(s) 64
Hardg&Mac: War in S. Africa and the Dark Continent from Savagery to Civilisation page(s) 598
Sproule: Molong Mounted Rifles South Africa 1899-1902 6
Source:# Oz-Boer contributed source number 13
Source:# Oz-Boer contributed source number 139
Wilcox: National Archives Search Guide - The Boer War page(s) 81
Howe: Words of War page(s) 92
B5204: National Archives of Australia series B5204
Paterson: From the Front page(s) 62 368
B2455: National Archives of Australia series B2455
Source:# Oz-Boer contributed source number 1352
Carv.Veldt2: Carvings from the Veldt Part 2 by Dave George page(s) 94
Camden N.: Camden News newspaper date(s) 22.2 & 2.8.1900
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