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Surname THORPE
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Frederick Beal
Regimental Number 606
Unit Name 3rd Victorian Bushmen
Extracts and Comments
(from Sources as shown)

Murray: died of dysentery at Pretoria on 13.1.1901.
Price1: War Memorials Ballarat Canberra.
Melb. Leader: bushman from Burra Burra Wahring RS, photo.
HAGSOC: Memorial Pretoria.
B5177: bushman aged 27.
B5179: born 1872 a bushman from Burra Murra Wahring RS Vic., next of kin c/- PO Bunbury WA.
URL4: family death notice.
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 250 336
Price1: They Proved to all the Earth page(s) 34
Melb. Leader: Melbourne Leader newspaper date(s) 10.3.1900
HAGSOC: HAGSOC's South African Graves website
B5177: National Archives of Australia series B5177
B5179: National Archives of Australia series B5179 item A
Droogleever: That Ragged Mob - 3VB & 4VIB page(s) 165/166, 498, 524
Launc. Exam.: Launceston Examiner newspaper date(s) 22.1.1901
Foots.Indep.: Footscray Independent newspaper date(s) 26.1.1901
Argus: Melbourne Argus newspaper date(s) 26.1.1901
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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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