Camden Remembers
CAMDEN DISTRICT ROLL OF HONOUR
Soldiers' Memorial Macarthur Park
CAMDEN REMEMBERS THE BOER WAR 1899-1902
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South Africa, Boer War, 1899-1902
This summary is an extract from Military Activities in Camden in the Late 1800s by Peter Mylrea.

The Boer War was fought from 1899 to 1902 between the British and the Boers. The Boers were of Dutch descent and lived in the Orange Free State and the Transvaal. These were the areas where most of the fighting occurred. To wage the war the British sent large numbers of troops to South Africa. Australia responded to the Empire's call with regiments of volunteers.

The Lancers were the first contingent of Australians to go and were followed soon after by the "A" Squadron of the First Regiment of the NSW Mounted Rifles. This regiment had been in existence for a number of years on the partial payment system and the Camden Company was part of the regiment. The Mounted Rifles were sometimes called the 2nd Australian Light Horse.

The contingent embarked in Sydney on 3 November 1899 and arrived at Cape Town on 6 December 1899. It fought the Boers in numerous actions between January and November 1900 after which the Squadron embarked at Cape Town on 13 December 1900 for their return to Australia. On 8 January 1901 the men arrived in Sydney and marched to Victoria Barracks where they were addressed by Edmund Barton, the Prime Minister of Australia and Mr Seddon, Prime Minister of New Zealand. After the speeches the squadron was disbanded.

Boer War Honour Roll at Wollondilly Heritage Centre
Boer War Honour Roll
There were three functions in Camden to welcome home the returned servicemen. On 24 January 1901 a dinner for the officers and men was held in the School of Arts followed by a Conversazione in the Drill Hall. On the following Sunday there was a Thanksgiving service at St John's Church. There was, however, no monument erected in Camden to commemorate the men who served in the Boer War.

There were 130 men in the "A" Squadron. These came from all over New South Wales, from the other colonies and from overseas. There are three official lists and three articles in the Camden News which give the names of officers and men but these often differ in the men listed. It is therefore difficult to determine which officers and men had local connections. The following compilation is drawn from these records and gives the names of servicemen who had links with Camden or nearby districts:

Captain, later Major J.M. Antill (Picton), Lieutenant A.J. Macarthur Onslow, Staff Sergeant J. Wasson, Sergeant J. Hawkey, Corporal R.J. Nethery, and Privates Axam, J. Bollard, M.J. Burke (Menangle), A. Butler, J Maxwell (Burragorang), P. Potts, P. Reilly, H. Sharpe, R. Sharpe, A.E. Smith and Rex Smith. P. Reilly died of enteric fever in Bloemfontein, A.E. Smith was killed, Lieut. AJ. Macarthur Onslow was shot in his left knee and Henry Sharpe was 'Invalided, Australia, 5/5/1900'. Sproule lists men from the Picton Half Company of the Mounted Rifles who served in 'A Squadron'. All came from the Wollondilly district except for H. Sharpe and R. Sharpe whose address was given as Glenmore.

Other units of the NSW Mounted Rifle Regiments followed the "A" Squadron to South Africa. First was the remainder of the 1st Regiment and it was followed by the 2nd and 3rd Regiments in 1901-2. These units were made up of volunteers from New South Wales and other places and it was not possible to determine if any Camden men were in these regiments.

In addition to the three Mounted Rifles Regiments other regiments also went to South Africa including the NSW Lancers. In a roll, the following members of The Lancers were listed under Camden: Blencowe, A.W., Bresnahan, P., Davey, W.G., Turner, W.J., Wheeler, R., Warby, J.H., and Walsh, E.    Peter Mylrea 2005.

Most of the six hundred and six Australians known to have died during the Boer War rest in graves in South Africa.The following list of sixty four recruits from the Camden and nearby areas served in the Boer War. Click on the highlighted names below to view a Memorial Scroll for those who died.

ANDERSON, William (Trooper 162)
Birth: 1882 in Sydney, NSW, Australia
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Little Meadow, Picton, NSW
Occupation: Labourer
Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal with two clasps
ANTILL, Edward Augustus (Major)
Birth: 4 Dec 1867 in 'Jarvisfield' Picton, NSW, Australia
Death: 19 Mar 1905 in Point Nepean, VIC. (age 37)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: 'Jarvisfield' Picton, NSW
Occupation: Professional Soldier
Unit: 'A' Battery Royal Australian Artillery
Honours: Companion of the Bath
               Queen's South Africa Medal and 3 clasps
Parents: John Macquarie ANTILL and Jessie Hassall CAMPBELL
Spouse: Lilian Mary CHRISTIAN
Marriage: 19 Jun 1902 in Sydney, NSW
Children: John Macquarie Christian ANTILL(1903-)
Photo Courtesy of The Oaks Historical Society
ANTILL, Edward Augustus
ANTILL, John Macquarie (Major)
Birth: 26 Jan 1866 in 'Jarvisfield' Picton, NSW, Australia
Death: 1 Mar 1937 in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney (age 71)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: 'Jarvisfield' Picton, NSW
Occupation: Professional Soldier
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles and 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles.
Honours: Companion of the Bath
               Queen's South Africa Medal and 7 clasps
               Twice Mentioned in Despatches
Parents: John Macquarie ANTILL and Jessie Hassall CAMPBELL
Note: John Macquarie ANTILL (Colonel CB CMG) also served in WWI
Photo Courtesy of The Oaks Historical Society
ANTILL, John Macquarie
AXAM, Francis William (Private 85)
Birth: 1879 in Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Death: 1953 in QLD, (age 74)
Residence: Menangle, NSW
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queens's South Africa Medal and 6 clasps
Parents: Charles AXAM and Sarah BLOW
Spouse: Gertrude Mary ROBINSON
Marriage: 1922 in QLD.
BATEUP, Amos Albert (Corporal 82)
Birth: 1876 in 'Abbotsford' Picton, NSW, Australia
Death: 1943 in Picton, NSW (age 67)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: 'Abbotsford' Picton, NSW
Occupation: Farmer
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 1 clasp
Parents: Amos BATEUP and Jane BROOKES
Note: Amos was invalided to Australia 3 July 1900
BECKHAUS, Frederick (Sergeant 494)
Birth: 28 Nov 1874 in Camden, NSW, Australia
Death: 1935 in Annandale, NSW (age 61)
Residence: Unkown
Occupation: Engineer
Unit: NSW Imperial Bushmen
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 5 clasps
Parents: Lewis Aloysius BECKHAUS and Maria RIGNEY
Spouse: Adelaide Maude COOK
Marriage: 24 Aug 1904 in Waterloo, Sydney, NSW
Children: Cyril Dominio Methuin BECKHAUS (1905-1949)
               Eva M BECKHAUS (1908-)
               Veronica BECKHAUS (1917-)
Note: Frederick was invalided to Australia 12 August 1901
BLACKWOOD, James (Private 86)
Birth: 24 Apr 1870 in 'Condell Park', Wilton, NSW, Australia
Death: 1950 in Bulli, NSW (age 80)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: 'Condell Park', Wilton, NSW
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 4 clasps
Parents: William John BLACKWOOD and Ellen JEFFERY
Spouse: Rebecca Ellen WONSON
Marriage: 27 Sep 1902 in Campbelltown, NSW
BLENCOWE, Arthur William (Trooper 145 Trooper 2635)
Birth: 1875 in Berrima, NSW, Australia
Death: 1916 in Lismore, NSW(age 41)
Unit: NSW Lancers and 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen
Parents: Thomas BLENCOWE and Eliza
Spouse: Bertha Winifred SMITH
Marriage: 1901 in Sydney, NSW
Divorce: 1914 in NSW
BOLLARD, Albert John (Private 87)
Birth: 2 Sep 1875 in 'Redbank' Upper Picton, NSW, Australia
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Occupation: Constable
Next of Kin: Brother, William Bollard, Picton NSW
Residence: 'Starguard' Picton, NSW
Occupation: Farmer
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 6 clasps
Parents: Thomas William BOLLARD and Annie CONNELLAN
Photo Courtesy The Oaks Historical Society
Albert John BOLLARD
BRESNAHAN, Patrick (Trooper 450)
Birth:
Death: 1946 in Bowral, NSW
Unit: NSW Lancers
Parents: Daniel BRESNAHAN and Ann
BRIDGES, William Frederick (Trooper 1619)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: The Oaks, NSW
Occupation: Unknown
Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles and 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 2 clasps
BULL, Edward Counde (Private 21)
Birth: 1878 in Sydney, NSW, Australia
Death: 1930 in St Peters, NSW (age 52)
Occupation: Saddler
Next of Kin: Mother, Elizabeth Hayes, Bega NSW
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 6 clasps
Parents: Edward C BULL and Elizabeth STEWART
BURKE, Michael Joseph (Private 88 Sergeant 1732)
Birth: 1867 in NSW
Residence: Menangle, NSW
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Unit : 3 Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse
Living: 1902 in Rockdale, NSW (age 35)
Occupation: Farmer
Next of Kin: Brother E Burke at Appin NSW
Honours: Queens's South Africa Medal and 3 clasps
BUTLER, Arthur Albert (Private 89)
Birth: 12 Jul 1879 in Cawdor, NSW, Australia
Death: 1961 in Narrabeen, NSW (age 82)
Residence: Camden, NSW
Occupation: Farmer
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's Medal with six clasps.
Parents: Charles BUTLER and Lucy MCLENNON
Spouse: Elizabeth KIRKPATRICK
Marriage: 1907 in Sydney, NSW
Children: Gladys M BUTLER (1908-)
Note: Arthur Albert BUTLER (2nd Lieutenant) also served in WWI
CLEARY, Edward Thomas (Lance Corporal 90)
Birth: 11 Jan 1876 in Sydney, NSW, Australia
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Bargo, NSW
Occupation: Labourer
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 3 Clasps
Note: Edward was invalided to Australia 13 August 1900
CLIFFORD, George (Private 91)
Birth: 1861 in Chippendale, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: The Oaks, NSW
Occupation: Mail Driver
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 1 Clasp
Parents: James CLIFFORD and Mary LAWLER
Note: George was invalided to Australia 13 August 1900
DAVEY, Walter George (Trooper 449)
Unit: NSW Lancers
FARRELL, Edward Nicholas (Trooper 645)
Birth: 1880 in Picton, NSW, Australia
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: 'Condell Park', Wilton, NSW
Occupation: Labourer
Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 2 Clasps
Parents: Patrick FARRELL and Mary Ann JEFFERY
Note: Edward Nicholas FARRELL (Sergeant 467) also served in WWI
FIDDEN, Charles William (Lance Sergeant 336)
Birth: 6 Sep 1864 in Elderslie, NSW, Australia
Death: 3 Dec 1911 in Waterloo, NSW (age 47)
Unit: Army Medical Corps (NSW)
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 5 Clasps
Parents: James Joseph FIDDEN and Mary HILDER
Spouse: Olive M THOMPSON
Marriage: 1905 in Newtown, NSW
Note: Charles also served in Sudan in 1885
FIELD, John (Private 102)
Birth: 1872 in Yass, NSW, Australia
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: The Oaks, NSW
Occupation: Railway Employee
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 3 Clasps
Parents: William FIELD and Mary A BURKE
Note: John was invalided to Australia 3 July 1900
FORSTER, George Brooks (Lieutenant)
Birth: 12 May 1859 in Richmond, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Death: Killed In Action 10 Dec 1901 in Grootvlei Transvaal
           South Africa (age 42)
Cemetery: Primrose Garden of Rembrance, Germiston, South Africa
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
                 Parramatta, NSW
                 St. James C of E, Sydney, NSW
Residence: Picton, NSW
Occupation: Bank Manager
Unit 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 1 Clasp
Parents: Christopher Brooks FORSTER and Catherine MARZETTI
George Brooks Forster
GEARY, Edmund (344)
Birth: 1878 in Camden, NSW, Australia
Death: between 7th &14th August 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey
Residence: Unknown
Occupation: Driver
Unit: 4th Victorian Imperial Regiment
Parents: David GEARY and Bridget WOODS
Note: Edmond was discharged in South Africa 2 August 1900
          Edmond GEARY (Private 739) Died in WWI
GRAHAM, Alfred Adolphus (Private 139)
Birth: 5 Feb 1875 in Picton, NSW, Australia
Death: 1956 in Sydney, NSW (age 81)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Picton, NSW
Occupation: Assistant Farmer
Unit: NSW Imperial Bushmen
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 5 Clasps
Parents: Alfred Adolphus Doran GRAHAM and Julia DERRIMAN
HAWKEY, John Martin (Farrier Sergeant 81)
Birth: 12 Oct 1877 in Camden Park, Menangle, NSW, Australia
Death: 16 Jun 1958 in Minto, NSW (age 80)
Occupation: Farmer
Next of Kin: Father, R Hawkey, Menangle NSW
Residence: Menangle, NSW
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 5 Clasps
Parents: Richard HAWKEY and Mary Anne BURTON
Spouse: Annie Louisa KRINKS
Marriage: 27 Sep 1905 in Sydney, NSW
Children: Kenneth John HAWKEY (1910-2 Apr 1996)

Note: John HAWKEY (Major MC) also served in WWI
He was promoted honorary major in the Permanent Military Forces 1 May 1920; transferred to the Australian Instructional Corps 14 April 1921; Area Officer 1 May 1920 to 15 February 1921; Adjutant 21st Light Horse 1 May 1921 to 30 September 1929; Adjutant and Quartermaster 53rd Infantry Battalion 1 October 1929 to 30 June 1930; Instructor, Australian Army Ordnance Corps, 2nd District Base, 15 October 1930 until retirement. Retired as honorary lieutenant colonel, Retired List, 28 November 1936
note information: http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=131127
Photo Courtesy The Oaks Historical Society
John Martin HAWKEY
HAYES, Frederick St. Leger (Private 100)
Birth: 17 Aug 1871 in Burwood, NSW, Australia
Death: 7 Jul 1949 in Beaudesert, QLD (age 77)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: 'The Hermitage' The Oaks, NSW
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Occupation: Grazier
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 1 Clasp
Parents: William G HAYES and Lydia Elizabeth HOWELL
Spouse: Isabel Windeyer PHILLIPS
Marriage: 1901 in Waverley, NSW
Children: Gordon Howell HAYES (1902-1947)
               Beatrice I HAYES (1903-)
Note: Frederick was invalided to Australia 3 November 1900
Photo Courtesy The Oaks Historical Society
Frederick St. Leger HAYES
HILL, William (Trooper 2133)
Birth: 1866 in Crookwell District, NSW, Australia
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: West Bargo, NSW
Occupation: School Teacher
Unit: 1st and 'B' Squadron 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles
Parents: Thomas HILL and Mary Ann BARNES
HOLMAN, Richard Charles Frederick
(Sergeant Major & Lieut DCM DSO)

Birth: 26 Sep 1861 in Upway, Dorsetshire, England
Death: 13 Dec 1933 in Ingleburn, NSW (age 72)
Honours: Distinguished Conduct Medal and Distinguished Service Order
Parents: Frederick HOLMAN and Louisa PUCKETT
Spouse: Harriette Blanche MILLS
Marriage: 10 Dec 1890 in St. Mary's Anglican Church Balmain NSW
Children: Richard Dudley HOLMAN (1891-)
               Dorothy HOLMAN (1893-)
               Gladys HOLMAN (1895-)
HUER, Edward Theodore (Trooper 567)
Birth: 1879 in Sydney, NSW, Australia
Death: 1966 in Camden, NSW
Residence: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal with five clasps
               Edward's Medal is on display at Camden Museum
Parents: John HUER and Mary
Spouse: Matilda Margaret GUNN
Marriage: 1902 in Burwood, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Children: Agatha G HUER (1903-)
               William Edward G HUER-206 (9 Nov 1905-12 Feb 1981)
Edward Theodore Huer
JESSOP, Joseph (Trooper 2860)
Birth: 1877 in Burragorang Valley, NSW
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Picton, NSW
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 2 Clasps
Parents: Jonas JESSOP and Susannah COLLINS
KING, John/William Henry (Trooper 663)
Birth: 1878 in Cox's River, NSW
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Yerranderie, NSW
Occupation: Miner
Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles
Parents: William KING and Eliza Jane PRIOR
MACARTHUR ONSLOW, Arthur John (Jack) (Lieutenant)
Birth: 1873 in Camden Park, Menangle, NSW, Australia
Residence: Camden Park, Menangle, NSW
Occupation: Gentleman
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's Medal with three clasps
Parents: Arthur Alexander W ONSLOW and Elizabeth MACARTHUR
Spouse: Christian Leslie BELL
Children: Robert Carstairs MACARTHUR ONSLOW (1908-1968)
               Robina Elizabeth MACARTHUR ONSLOW (1910-1956)
               Rosalind Sibella MACARTHUR ONSLOW (1917-1997)
Note: Arthur was wounded 21 May 1900 at Grootvlei, Transvaal
          He was invalided to Australia arriving 30 August 1900
Photo courtesy Camden Historical Society
Arthur John MACARTHUR ONSLOW
MACARTHUR ONSLOW, Arthur William (2nd Lieutenant)
Birth: 25 May 1877 in Camden Park, Menangle, NSW, Australia
Residence: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Unit: 16th Lancers British Army
Parents: Arthur Alexander W ONSLOW and Elizabeth MACARTHUR
Spouse: Cristabel Emily Sarah BEECH (b.1886 England - 1943)
Marriage: 1911
Note: Arthur William MACARTHUR ONSLOW died in WWI
MACARTHUR ONSLOW, Francis Arthur (Lieutenant)
Birth: 7 Jun 1879 in Camden Park, Menangle, NSW, Australia
Residence: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Unit: 7th Dragoon Guards
Parents: Arthur Alexander W ONSLOW and Elizabeth MACARTHUR
Spouse: Sylvia Seton Raymond CHISHOLM
Marriage: 16 May 1903 in Goulburn, NSW
Children: Denzil MACARTHUR ONSLOW (5 Mar 1904-30 Nov 1984)
               Margaret E MACARTHUR ONSLOW (1905-)
               Edward MACARTHUR ONSLOW (1909-)
               Andrew William MACARTHUR ONSLOW (1918-1943)
Note: Francis Arthur MACARTHUR ONSLOW also served in WWI
MACARTHUR ONSLOW, James William (Lieutenant Colonel)
Birth: 7 Nov 1867 in Camden Park, Menangle, NSW, Australia
Death: 17 Nov 1946 in Camden Park, Menangle, NSW (age 79) Residence: 'Gilbulla' Menangle, NSW
Occupation: Professional Soldier
Unit: 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse
Honours: Mentioned in Despatches
               Queen's South Africa Medal and 4 Clasps
Parents: Arthur Alexander W ONSLOW and Elizabeth MACARTHUR
Spouse: Enid Emma MACARTHUR
Marriage: 15 Dec 1897 in St. John's Church, Darlinghurst, NSW
Children: Arthur James MACARTHUR ONSLOW (1898-1959)
               Helen Maude MACARTHUR ONSLOW (1899-1967)
               Elizabeth Enid MACARTHUR ONSLOW (1904-1990)
Note: James went to South Africa at his own expense and was attached
          to the Field Force as a Special Services Officer.
          He embarked Sydney on SS Salamis on 7 March 1900 and arrived
          at Cape Town 11th April 1900. James William MACARTHUR
          ONSLOW (Colonel) also served in WWI
James William MACARTHUR ONSLOW
MAXWELL, Alfred (Private 119)
Birth: England
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Picton, NSW
Occupation: Farmer
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 4 Clasps
Note: Alfred was wounded on the 30 April 1900 at Thaba N'Chu, South
          Africa. He was invalided to England on the 27 November 1900
MAXWELL, John Cornelius (Private 92)
Birth: 1875 in 'Bimlow' Burragorang, NSW, Australia
Death: 1955 in Wentworthville, NSW (age 80)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: 'Bimlow' Burragorang, NSW
Occupation: Farmer
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 1 Clasp
Parents: John Joseph MAXWELL and Theresa SECKOLD
MOORE, Patrick Thomas (Private 93)
Birth: 1873 in Heathcote, VIC, Australia
Death: 1935 in Muswellbrook NSW (age 62) Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Wilton, NSW
Occupation: Farmer
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 6 Clasps
Parents: Michael MOORE and Mary KELLY
MURRAY, James Bernard (Trooper 3108)
Birth: 1878 in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Picton, NSW
Occupation: Butcher
Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 2 Clasps
NETHERY, Robert John (Private 94 / Sergeant)
Birth: 1875 in Kiama, NSW, Australia
Death: 1 Aug 1947 in Kyogle, NSW (age 72)
Residence: Camden, NSW
Occupation: Unknown
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 5 Clasps
Parents: John NETHERY and Margaret SOPER
Spouse: Mary Louisa DYASON
Marriage: 24 Apr 1901 in Bathurst, NSW
Children: Marjorie Louise NETHERY (1902-8 Feb 1964)
               Margaret D NETHERY (1904-)
               Jean I NETHERY (1906-)
               Edna Alice F/Alice Edna NETHERY (1908-20 Aug 2007)
               Gladys Irene NETHERY (1912-14 Sep 1971)
OSBORNE, Edmund (Corporal 83)
Birth: 1873 in Concord, NSW, Australia
Death: 1962 in Liverpool, NSW (age 89)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Thirlmere, NSW
Occupation: Orchardist
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 3 Clasps
Parents: William OSBORNE and Annie
Note: Edmund was wounded on 7 May 1900 at Zand River
          Orange Free State, South Africa.
          He was invalided to Australia arriving on the 13 September 1900
Edmund OSBORNE
PEARCE, Wellington Henry (Private 101)
Birth: 1 Nov 1878 in Richmond, NSW, Australia
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Cox's River, Burragorang, NSW
Occupation: Farmer
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal 3 Clasps
Parents: George PEARCE and Emma Jane MAUGHAN
Note: Wellington was invalided to Australia on 3 July 1900
POTTS, Pembroke (Private 53)
Birth: 10 Dec 1879 in Orange, NSW, Australia
Death: 1952 in Chatswood, NSW(age 73)
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles and Bush Veldt Carbineers
Parents: William Speakman POTTS and Matilda Elizabeth PEMBROKE
Spouse: Elizabeth Isabella SOMMERVILLE
Marriage: 7 Apr 1904 in Cape Town, South Africa
Children: Marjorie P E POTTS (1905-)
Note: Pembroke POTTS (Lieutenant) also served in WWI
REILLY, Phillip John (Private 95)
Birth: 21 Mar 1877 in Lacy's Creek, Burragorang, NSW, Australia
Death: 30 Apr 1900 in Bloemfontein, South Africa (age 23)
Cemetery: President Brand Cemetery, Bloemfontein
Memorial: The Oaks, NSW, Australia
               Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Burragorang, NSW
Occupation: Farmer
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Parents: Philip REILLY and Rose O'REILLY
Phillip John REILLY
RICHARDS, Robert (Ben) (Private 3522)
Birth:
Death: 19 Feb 1902 in South Africa
Cemetery: Bayswater Garden of Rembrance, Bloemfontein
Residence: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Unit: 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles
Photo courtesy Australian War Memorial
Robert Richards
SCOTT, Jeremiah (Private 20)
Birth: 2 Dec 1871 in Narellan, NSW
Death: 21 Apr 1951 in Camden NSW (age 79)
Residence: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Unit: 3rd Bushmen Contingent
Parents: John SCOTT and Edith SMITH
Note: Jeremiah was wounded on 21 July 1900 at Koster River
          South Africa
SHARPE, Henry (Private 96)
Birth: 28 May 1879 in Cawdor, NSW, Australia
Death: 1956 in Marrickville, NSW(age 77)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Glenmore, NSW
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Parents: George SHARPE and Sarah LATTY
Spouse: Mary Ellen BROWN
Marriage: 1904 in Tamworth NSW
Note: Henry was invalided to Australia 5 May 1900
Photo Courtesy Camden Historical Society Inc
Henry Sharpe
SHARPE, Robert (Private 97)
Birth: 18 Feb 1876 in Cawdor, NSW, Australia
Death: 1959 in Auburn, NSW (age 83)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Glenmore, NSW
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Parents: George SHARPE and Anna LOOMES
Photo Courtesy Camden Historical Society Inc
Robert Sharpe
SMITH, Albert Edward (Private 58)
Birth: 1876 in Penrith, NSW, Australia
Death: 30 May 1900 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
Cemetery: President Brand Cemetery, Bloemfontein
Memorial: Parramatta, NSW
               Liverpool, NSW
Residence: Moree, NSW
Occupation: Horsebreaker
Unit 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Parents: Thomas SMITH and Annie
SMITH, Carlton (Trooper 1589)
Birth: 1880 in Windsor, NSW, Australia
Death: 1919 in Newtown, NSW (age 39)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Picton, NSW
Occupation: Landscape Gardener
Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 2 Clasps
Parents: John Julian SMITH and Sophia Jane Martha GAMBRILL
Spouse: Alice M MASTERS
Marriage: 1903 in Granville, NSW
Children: Dorothy A SMITH (1904-)
               Hazel G SMITH (1910-)
               Thelma G SMITH (1914-)
               Roy J SMITH (1917-)
               Rex J SMITH (1917-)
Photo Courtesy Camden Historical Society Inc.
Carlton Smith
SMITH, Reginald Sydney (Rex) (Corporal 60 Lieutenant 1086)
Birth: 1878 in Wilton, NSW, Australia
Death: 19 Jun 1915 in 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt
            Died of Wounds (age 37)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park, NSW
Occupation: Gardener and Botanist
Unit: 'A' Squadron, 2nd and 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen Alexandra Pipe for Gallantry
               Promoted to Lieutenant with 3rd New South Wales
               Imperial Bushman
Parents: Luke SMITH and Theresa Arnold KLENSENDORLFFE
Spouse: Amelia VOLKMANN
Marriage: 18 Mar 1903 in Wilton, NSW
Children: Ida Edith SMITH (m. Bartlett) (1905-1986)
               Eric Rex (Rex) SMITH (1912-2010)
Note: Reginald Sydney SMITH (Sergeant 470) Died in WWI
Photo Courtesy Camden Historical Society Inc.
Reginald Sydney Smith
SMITH, Samuel Fairall (Gunner 2410)
Birth: 26 Jun 1872 in Razorback, NSW
Death: 23 Sep 1939 in Camden NSW (age 67)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Werombi, NSW
Occupation: Unknown
Unit : 'A' Battery Royal Australian Artillery
Parents: John SMITH and Ellen FAIRALL
Note: Samuel was invalided to Australia on 22 March 1901
SPEARING, Benjamin Charles (Private 98)
Birth: 3 Sep 1876 in Wilton, NSW, Australia
Death: 1 Mar 1947 in Alstonville, NSW (age 70)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Wilton, NSW
Occupation: Butcher
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Parents: Benjamin SPEARING and Emma WONSON
Spouse: Amy Eliza Mildred HARVEY
Marriage: 25 Mar 1903 in Picton, NSW
Children: Allan Douglas SPEARING (1904-1978)
               Edina D SPEARING (1906-)
               Ronald Alston SPEARING (1909-1978)
               Gordon Benjamin Richmond SPEARING (1912-29 Sep 1982)
               Murgon Charles Wilton SPEARING (1915-1963)
               Olive H SPEARING (1918-)
               Arthur A SPEARING (-1923)
               Lance Everard SPEARING (-1950)
               Benjamin Charles SPEARING (-1946)
Note: Benjamin was invalided to Australia on 2 June 1900
Photo Courtesy Camden Historical Society Inc.
Benjamin Charles Spearing
TREVITT, George Spurway (Private 63)
Birth: 1876 in Bathurst, NSW, Australia
Death: 1950 in Bathurst, NSW, (age 74)
Occupation: Orchardist
Next of Kin: George Trevitt, Picton NSW
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Parents: George TREVITT and Harriett Elizabeth SMITH
Spouse: Eliza A DAWSON
Marriage: 1905 in Bathurst, NSW
Children: Ruth H M TREVITT (1907-1930)
               Violet E TREVITT (1910-)
               Kenneth Phillip TREVITT (1913-)
TURNER, William James (Trooper 815)
Unit NSW Lancers
VACCHINI, Caleb Francis (Sergeant 452)
Birth: 1870 in Sydney, NSW, Australia
Death: 1947 in Burwood, NSW, Australia (age 77)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Upper Picton, NSW
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Unit: 'C' Squadron 1st NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 6 Clasps
Parents: VACCHINI and Ann
Spouse: Louisa SWAN
Marriage: 1900 in Paddington, NSW
Children: Caleb Hutton VACCHINI (1900-1958)
               Elsie A VACCHINI (1902-)
               Frederick J VACCHINI (1911-)
Photo Courtesy The Oaks Historical Society
Caleb Francis Vacchini
WALSH, Edward (Trooper 677)
Unit: NSW Lancers
WARBY, Joseph Hillier (Trooper 790)
Birth: 1880 in St George, NSW, Australia
Death: 1960 in Katoomba, NSW (age 80)
Unit: NSW Lancers
Parents: Walter George WARBY and Clara Julie HILLIER
WARDROBE, John (Corporal 84)
Birth: 1865 in Durham, England
Death: 1945 in Hurstville, NSW (age 80)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Upper Picton, NSW
Occupation: Storekeeper and Alderman
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 6 Clasps
Parents: William WARDROBE and Elizabeth
Spouse: Eliza CRACKNELL
Marriage: 1887 in Picton, NSW
Children: Elsie WARDROBE (1888-)
               Hilda WARDROBE (1890-1960)
               Hannah L WARDROBE (1892-)
               Unnamed Male WARDROBE (1894-1894)
               John Mills WARDROBE (Private 1580) WW1 (1895-)
               Leila Florence WARDROBE (1897-4 Oct 1993)
               Gwenyth Maud WARDROBE (1899-)
               Jessie Irene WARDROBE (1902-16 Jun 1982)
               Charles WARDROBE (1903-1903)
               Doris Elizabeth WARDROBE (1904-9 Sep 1983)
               Edna May WARDROBE (1907-21 Oct 1974)
               William Thompson WARDROBE (1911-)
John Wardrobe
WASSON, John James (Staff Sergeant / WO)
Birth: 2 Sep 1864 in Camden, NSW, Australia
Death: 12 Mar 1949 in Randwick, NSW, (age 84)
Memorial: Bathurst, NSW
Occupation: Soldier
Next of Kin: Julia E Wasson, Camden NSW
Residence: Camden, NSW
Unit: 'A' Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Distinguished Conduct Medal. MID three times
               "For Good Work and Bravery in Scouting"
               Queen's South Africa Medal and 6 Clasps
               Kings South Africa Medal
Parents: Joseph WASSON and Julia Elizabeth HOWARD
WHEELER, Robert John (Trooper 66 Trooper 3609)
Birth: 1881 in Redfern, NSW, Australia
Death: 1923 in Sydney, NSW, (age 42)
Unit: 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (NSW)
        3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen
Parents: Robert WHEELER and Maria Elizabeth MILLER
WINTLE, Alfred (Sergeant 518)
Birth: 1875 in Bermagui, NSW, Australia
Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal and 2 Clasps
Parents: Walter WINTLE and Emily Amelia Mary GILLESPIE
Note: Alfred also served in WWI
WINTLE, William Edward (Billy) (Private 100 / Lieutenant 3571)
Birth: 19 Sep 1875 in 'Glen Hill' The Oaks, NSW
Death: 1963 in Sydney, NSW, (age 88)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Residence: Yerranderie, NSW
Occupation: Miner
Unit: 'A' Squadron, 1st, 2nd and 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen Alexandra Pipe for Gallantry
               Queen's South Africa Medal and 2 Clasps
Parents: William Augustus WINTLE and Diana Elizabeth GAUDRY
Spouse: Mary Blanche CARLON
Marriage: 1903 in Camden NSW
Children: Joseph G L WINTLE (1904-)
               Oswald William J (Bill) WINTLE (1905-26 Nov 1967)
               Mary WINTLE (1907-)
               Stanislaus A WINTLE (1909-)
               Australia A WINTLE (1912-)
               Maria D WINTLE (1914-)
               Kathleen Teresa WINTLE (1916-)
William Edward Wintle
WONSON, William Edward (Trooper 658)
Birth: 18 Dec 1882 in 'Broughton Park' Wilton, NSW, Australia
Death: 1 Apr 1918 in Garrison Hospital, Victoria Barracks
             Paddington, NSW, Australia (age 35)
Memorial: Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks
Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: Queen's South Africa Medal 1901 and 1902.
Parents: William WONSON and Emily OXENBRIDGE
Spouse: Ethel Irene MCMAHON
Marriage: 10 Mar 1906 in Sydney, NSW
Children: Irene Emily WONSON (1906-12 Jan 1907)
               Sybil Eileen WONSON (1907-)
               Isabel Evelyn WONSON (1909-)
               William Alfred WONSON (1911-1912)
               Emily WONSON (1914-)
               Irene WONSON (1915-)
ZGLINICKI, Ernest James (Private 111 Sergeant 1750)
Birth: 1871 in Picton, NSW, Australia
Death : 1941 in Liverpool, NSW (age 70)
Occupation: Compositor
Unit: 'A' Squadron and 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles
Honours: King's South Africa Medal and 2 Clasps
Parents: Macimillian ZGLINICKI and Bridget O'HARE
Spouse: Martha BUGDEN
Marriage: 1894 in Junee, NSW
Children: Eric Ernest J ZGLINICKI (1889-1949)
               Mary ZGLINICKI (1895-)
               Frederick Maxwell ZGLINICKI (1899-1965)
               Ernest James ZGLINICKI (1900-1965)
               Margaret B ZGLINICKI (1901-)
               Maxwell ZGLINICKI (1903-)
               Olga ZGLINICKI (1905-)
               Inez Martha ZGLINICKI (1914-)
Note: Ernest James ZGLINICKI (Private 3598/517) also served in WWI