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Rank Private

Unit First Australian Regiment Tas; First Tas Mounted Infantry Contingent

Date of Death 9 February 1900
Service Number 50   Place of Death Jasfontein
Service Colonial Military Forces   Cause of Death Killed In Action

From Private Robert’s diary

“We galloped across open country in a storm of bullets to another kopje and fired volleys into them. We then had to retire to our camp as they were too strong for us.  Our loss were Mr Lambie, war correspondent, shot dead, Pearce shot through the neck, Gilham and Button, two guides, missing; Hynes, Hutton, Swan and Brothers were taken prisoners.” 

It was later found from another soldier that Gilham had been wounded in the shoulder early in the fighting and whilst trying to get to cover was shot again through the heart. 

The above notes were extracted from

Tasmanians in the Transvaal War by John  Bufton









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