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LYNE, DOUGLAS MORTON

 

Rank Quartermaster Sergeant Unit Fourth (Second Imperial Bushmen) Contingent, Tas Date of Death 4 May 1902

Service Number 193

Service Colonial Military Forces Cause of Death Died of disease

 

Born 26th May 1877 near Swansea to Harry Lyne and Sarah Lillias Lyne (nee Hume) and had been working for some years in the Bank of Australasia before joining the company. 

He joined as a trooper but before leaving was made corporal and other promotions speedily followed.  When the column was broken up and the Tasmanians attached to another Douglas Lyne was allowed to go with Colonel Cooper, Army Service Corps, and retained his rank in Colonel Jervisí column on extra service pay, under Lieutenant Cox up to the 22nd of April, on which date he left to join the Tasmanians who were mobilising to return home.  On the 26th he was removed from a troop train at Norvalís Point, suffering from enteric fever, and in a very dangerous condition.  He succumbed on the 4th of May and was buried the following day. 

Extracted from

Tasmanians in the Transvaal War by John Bufton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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