Casterton & District Historical Society Inc.
Crimean, American Civil & Anglo-Boer War Veterans
Glenelg & Wannon Region, S-W Victoria, Australia

Looking for any additional names of veterans of the Crimean War (1854-1856), American Civil War (1861-1865) or the South African Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) connected with Casterton and district in south-west Victoria, Australia. Also looking for information relating to the service or family links of those veterans listed below from Casterton and the surrounding district in south-west Victoria.

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Updated : 20 February 2016


Veterans: Crimean War (1854-1856)


The known list of veterans from the Casterton district of South-West Victoria, Australia who were involved in the Crimean War are as follows:

  • John Stevens ANDREW (aka "Jack FOSTER")
    • John Stevens ANDREW also known as "Jack FOSTER"
    • b. 1833, Pulborough, Sussex, England, son of Samuel ANDREW & Mary Ann STEVENS
    • served with the Royal Navy at the siege of Sevastopol, Crimean War
    • "jumped ship" at Portland in 1856 (with others)
    • employee at "Merino Downs" & "Muntham" stations 1856-1918.
    • d. 1918, buried in the Merino Cemetery

  • Robert GRANT
    • lived at Sandford

  • Benjamin Thomas JEWELL
    • Benjamin Thomas JEWELL b. ~1825, Boston, North America, son of Benjamin Thomas JEWELL & Susannah CHIPMAN
    • 1869, Carpenter, labourer on "Wando" Station
    • 1869, married at Casterton, Vic. to Elivina JESSUP, daughter of Walter JESSUP & Harriet WELLS from Norfolk, England and they had 9 children at Bahgallah, near Casterton and in South Australia.
    • 1896, died at Allansford, near Warrnambool, Victoria

  • Duncan McEACHERN
    • Duncan McEACHERN b. 1834, Morven, Argyllshire, Scotland, son of Archibald McEACHERN and Margaret McLACHLAN
    • known as 'Little Duncan' McEACHERN
    • lived at "Stonefield" & "Trough's Creek", Grassdale, near Digby / Hotspur, Vic.
    • Unmarried, d. 1913, buried in the Hotspur Cemetery, Vic, Aus

  • Henry O'BREE
    • Henry O'BREE b. 1827, London, England, son of Phineas William O'BREE & Susannah SMITH
    • served with the Navy in the Crimean War
    • m. 1858, Liverpool, England to Frances PIERPOINT
    • lived at "Muntham Station" near Carapook, Vic. before moving north to Natimuk and later to Swan Hill.

  • Charles PEACHEY
    • Charles PEACHEY b. ~1836, London, England, son of Charles & Jane PEACHEY
    • lived at Casterton, married 1863 at Sandford, Vic. to Louisa Charlotte LEY
    • d. 1864, buried Old Casterton Cemetery, Australia

  • George UPTON
    • George UPTON b. 1832, Kent, England, son of Thomas UPTON and Ann CLARKE
    • worked at "Muntham Station", lived at Wando Bridge, near Casterton
    • m. 1866 to Jane KANE
    • d. 1925, Wando Bridge, buried Sandford Cemetery.

  • George L WALLACE
    • Gunner George L. WALLACE served in the Crimean War & was at Casterton in 1918
    • G. WALLACE, b. ~1832, a Crimean veteran gave a recital at Casterton Mechanics' Hall on 7 May 1918
    • George WALLACE, Crimea veteran, aged 85y guest speaker for Casterton State School for Empire Day on 24 May 1918
    • Gunner G. WALLACE was on the stage as a returned soldier (Crimea) at a "Welcome Home Social" for WW1 Soldiers at Casterton Mechanics' Hall on 7 Aug 1918
    • Who was George L. WALLACE..................?

Sources

  1. Casterton & District Historical Society
  2. Marita (Henry O'BREE decendant)
  3. Daryl Povey
  4. Crimean War Research Society - [external link]

Veterans: American Civil War (1861-1865)


The known list of veterans from the Casterton district of South-West Victoria, Australia who were involved in the American Civil War are as follows:

  • Duncan McEACHERN [more details]
    • Duncan McEACHERN b. 1834, Morvern, Argyle, Scotland
    • known as 'Little Duncan' McEACHERN
    • enl Oct. 10, 1862, at Boston, age 25, 13th Battery Mass. Light Artillery, American Civil War. Occupation upon enlistment given as "seaman"
    • mustered Oct. 10, 1862
    • transfered Oct. 7 1863 to V.R.C
    • Discharged March 2 1865, for disability as of 18th Co. 2nd Battn. V.R.C.
    • lived at "Stonefield" & "Trough's Creek", Grassdale, near Digby / Hotspur, Vic.
    • d. 1913, buried in the Hotspur Cemetery, Vic, Aus
Sources
  1. Mary Bone
  2. Daryl Povey

  • James PORTER
    • James PORTER b. ~1842, Carmavy, Killead Parish, Co Antrim (Ant), Northern Ireland
    • served on the confederate warship "Alabama"
    • emigrated to Australia after the Civil War
    • employed by Western District Squatters
    • d. May 1922, buried in the Casterton New Cemetery, Vic, Aus
    • "The Register" (Adelaide, SA) Friday, 2nd June 1922.
      Obituary.--The death has occurred of a pioneer resident of the Casterton district, Mr. James Porter, in his eightieth year. Deceased was born in Londonderry, Ireland. When a boy he left home, and went to sea. He served on the warship Alabama during the American Civil war, and afterwards came to Australia, where be entered into service with Western District squatters.
Sources
  1. "The Register" Adelaide, SA

Veterans: Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902)


The known list of veterans from the Casterton district of South-West Victoria, Australia who were involved in the Anglo-Boer War are as follows:

  • Henry Charles BLAIR
    • Henry Charles BLAIR b. 1875 Casterton, Vic., son of John Allan BLAIR and Hannah LARKINS
    • Attended Bahgallah School S.S.1586
    • Boer War, Cpl No 6, 4th Victorian Bushman
    • Occupation: Farm Labourer, Casterton area

  • William John BLAIR
    • William John BLAIR b. 1871 Casterton, Vic., son of John Allan BLAIR and Hannah LARKINS
    • Attended Bahgallah School S.S.1586
    • Boer War, Pte No 964, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles
    • Occupation: Farm Labourer, Casterton area
    • Married 1906, Caroline HARVEY 1870-1957
    • Died 1954, Hamilton, buried, Casterton New Cemetery

  • Charles BOWD
    • Charles BOWD b. 1880, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England., son of ___ and ___.
    • Boer War - service appears to have been with the Royal Engineers in which he served for 9 years.
    • WW1 - enlisted 1915, Sydney, New South Wales with 18th Field Coy Engineers, AIF. Occupation - Wheelwright, not married. NOK - sister Mary Ann DALE, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England.
    • WW1 - served at Gallipoli and in France with 12th Field Coy Engineers, AIF
    • WW1 - awarded the Military Medal (MM) in France in 1917 with 12th Field Coy Engineers, AIF
    • WW1 - returned to Australia and was discharged in 1919
    • 1923 - working at Minimay, near Goroke, Western Victoria
    • 1951 - death registereed at Harrow, Western Victoria
    • 1951 - buried in the Casterton New Cemetery. Headstone records service in the Boer War and MM recipient.

  • Frederick Charles Lionel BRIDGELAND
    • Frederick Charles Lionel BRIDGELAND b. 1882 Orroroo, South Australia, son of George Alfred BRIDGELAND and Fanny Elizabeth HANCEY
    • lived at Casterton
    • Boer War, 5th Mounted Rifles (VIC)
    • WW1, KIA, 6 Aug 1915, 4th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, Turkey
    • Named on Casterton War Memorial

  • James Patrick BUCHAN
    • James Patrick BUCHAN b. 1882, Penola, South Australia, son of Archibald BUCHAN and Margaret KELLY
    • lived at Comaum (near Penola), South Australia
    • Boer War, Tpr, Trooper, 2311, G Squadron South African Light Horse. Served 3/5/1901 to 2/12/1901.
    • Returned from Cape Town to Adelaide per the "Moravian"
    • Resided Kalgoorlie & Perth, worked as taxi driver, died 19/12/1957, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia, aged 75. Buried Karrakatta Cemetery.

  • Alexander Thomas BURT
    • Alexander Thomas BURT b. 1877, Penola, South Australia, son of Thomas John BURT and Jessie Buchanan WHITEFORD
    • His father Thomas BURT was licencee of the "Glenelg "Inn", Casterton, Victoria in the 1880's.
    • His mother Jessie BURT (nee WHITEFORD) died at Casterton, Victoria in the 1890 and was buried in the Casterton Cemetery.
    • Alexander served in the Boer War, with the Beaconsfield Town Guard, Kimberley, South Africa
    • he appears to have married Ada Kerr LEWIS in 1822, Victoria.
    • he d. 1935, Preston, Victoria.

  • Ewen 'Hugh' CAMERON
    • Ewen "Hugh" CAMERON b. 1875, 'Dunan', Henty, son of Donald CAMERON and Elizabeth 'Eliza' FLETCHER
    • lived at Wando Vale, Henty, Vic. & Gerladton, WA
    • Allotment 7, Section V, Wando Vale Closer Settlement Scheme (1900)
    • Boer War, Private, 1898, Queensland Unit, 3rd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse. At time of 8/2/1902 enlistment at Lytton, Qld, he had resided at Roma for at least 7 months, occupation given as stockman.
    • WW1, Pte 3089, 10th Battalion, KIA 1918, Hazebrouck, France
    • Named on Carapook WW1 Honour Roll
    • Named on Henty State School 2020 WW1 Honour Roll

  • John 'Jack' COLLIE
    • John "Jack" COLLIE b. ca 1870, son of Allan COLLIE and Isabella COLLIE
    • lived at Mumbannar
    • Boer War, Pte 219, 4th Imperial Contingent
    • m. 1911 to Elizabeth McKINNON

  • George CONDY
    • George CONDY b. 1882, Carlton, Vic., son of George CONDY and Catherine 'Kate' FACEY
    • lived at Wando Vale
    • Boer War, Pte 511, 2nd Australian Commonwealth Horse
    • d. 1949, Heidleberg, Vic.

  • Thomas James CORTEEN
    • Thomas James CORTEEN b. 1880, Hookina, South Australia, son of Thomas Kneale CORTEEN 1843-1881 and Mary RAMSAY ~1848-1907.
    • father died 1881, Ghan railway, 1881, South Australia
    • Mother the Post-mistress at Merino, S-W Vic 1889-1899
    • enlisted Feb 1901, Pte 901, 5th Victorian Contingent
    • slightly wounded May 1901, in South Africa
    • returned to Melbourne in Apr 1902
    • went to WA in 1902, married, family of 4
    • died 1946, Perth, Western Australia

  • Francis Gilbert COWELL
    • Francis Gilbert COWELL b. 1880, Bringalbert (Edenhope), Vic., son of Arthur Alexander COWELL and Janet Lennox HAMILTON
    • Boer War, Pte 344, 4th Tasmanian Contingent (2nd Imperial Bushmen)
    • died of disease, 1901, Deelfontain, Richmond District, CP, South Africa
    • Grave 97, Deelfontain Cemetery, South Africa

  • Henry Lennox COWELL
    • Henry Lennox COWELL b. 1877, Bringalbert (Edenhope), Vic., son of Arthur Alexander COWELL and Janet Lennox HAMILTON
    • Boer War, Twice enlisted with NZ forces.
      1st: Private, 1292, Wellington Section, No12 Company, 5th NZ Contingent. Embarked per Waimate, 31/3/1900. Occupation farmer, address same as NOK-father, Arthur Alexander Cowell, Somerset, Tasmania.
      2nd: Sergeant-Major, 1708, 10th NZ Contingent. Embarked per Drayton Grange, 14.4.1902.
    • WW1, 1st AIF, 8th Light Horse Regiment, KIA, 1915 "The Nek", Gallipoli, Turkey

  • James Robert DUFF
    • James Robert DUFF b. 1883, Nar Nar Goon, Victoria, son of James Morris DUFF and Margaret Emma LITTLE
    • Butcher (age 19y), at Drouin, Victoria when he enlisted in the Boer War
    • Boer War, Pte 642, 2nd Australian Commonwealth Horse (Victoria)
    • m. 1908 to Agnes CONDER 1881-1914, 4 chn (James, Dorothy, Nancy & Basil)
    • Enlisted in WW1 in 1914, 32y old Butcher, widower from Beeac, Victoria
    • Served as L/Cpl 95, 4th Light Horse Regiment, AIF at Gallipoli
    • Served as L/Cpl 95, Anzac Provost Corps, AIF in France
    • m2. 1917, England to Mary LEACH
    • RTA in 1920 with new wife, 2 more chn in 1920 & 1922
    • "Elderslie Station" Soldier Settler in 1920, Langkoop, Victoria
    • d. 1950, Colac, Victoria

  • James Edward DURACK
    • James Edward DURACK b. 1871, Clunes, Vic., son of Cornelius DURACK and Bridget HUBBARD
    • 1900 Saddler of Claremont, Queensland, parents at Telangutuk, near Balmoral, S-W Vic.
    • Boer War: Pte 1655, 4th Imperial Queensland Bushmen Contingent
    • WW1:
    • WW1: 1916 married Ellen Isabelle ALLEN, St Pancras, London, England
    • WW1:
    • WW1:
    • 1920 Saddler of Casterton, S-W Vic., birth of daughter Doreen
    • 1923 Saddler of Edenhope, S-W Vic.

  • Robert Duncan "Bob" EDWARDS
    • Robert Duncan "Bob" EDWARDS b. 1880, Merino, Vic., son of Charles William Vickery EDWARDS and Flora McPHEE, d. 1967, Geelong, Vic.
    • Boer War, Pte 826, 5th Contingent (Mounted Rifles)
    • m. 1914 Christina Jean BRUNTON
    • lived at Henty (between Merino & Sandford)
    • Named on Henty State School 2020 WW1 Honour Roll
    • Named on Merino War Memorial

  • George Alexander GARTON
    • George Alexander GARTON b. 1880 Cavendish, Vic., son of George Scott GARTON and Sophia THOMPSON.
    • 1902 Farm labourer, Mooralla, Cavendish when enlisted for Boer war
    • Boer War, Cpl 435, 6th Australian Commonwealth Horse (Vic.)
    • WW1 Sgt 7th Field Ambulance, AIF
    • enlisted 12-2-1915, served Gallipoli & Western Front
    • 1917 married Edith Maud THOMAS (nee CLARK) in London
    • RTA 19-06-1919
    • after 1920 Soldier Settler near Wangaratta, Vic.
    • d. 1959, Brisbane, QLD.
    • brother of William Arthur GARTON, KIA at Gallipoli, Harry Neville GARTON & Percy Frederick GARTON, both ex-WW1 soldier settlers on Paschendale Estate near Merino

  • James Henry "Jimmy" GREEN
    • James Henry GREEN b. 1882, Kaladbro, Strathdownie son of Charles Frederick GREEN and Margaret Leah WALKER
    • 1880-1894, family lived at Kaladbro, Lindsay & Strathdownie (near VIC-SA border)
    • Boer War, Pre 83, 6th Imperial Bushmen Contingent, Queensland
    • after 1894, family moved to Queensland
    • 1911 married Jessie GROSSKOFF, Charters Towers, Queensland
    • 1914, one son Charles Frederick GREEN born
    • drover & horse-breaker in Qheensland
    • operated the "Bush Hotel" near Charters Towers for 5 years
    • died 1937, Charters Towers, Queensland

  • Roy McNeil GRINHAM
    • Roy McNEIL GRINHAM b. 1875, Sandford, Vic, son of Israel GRINHAM and Margery McNEIL
    • Boer War, Pte 856, 5th Contingent (Mounted Rifles); wounded Klipplaat 07/06/1901, invalided back to Australia.
    • m. 1913 Catherine ANDERSON/RIGNEY
    • lived at Casterton

  • John Thomas HICKEY
    • John Thomas HICKEY b. 1881, Casterton, S-W Victoria, son of Thomas HICKEY & Ellen McDONALD
    • Boer War - Private, 969, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles Contingent.
      1901 address: Casterton, NOK-father, Thomas Hickey, Portland. Occupation boundary rider.
      Born 1880 Casterton. Died 1932, Moonee Ponds. Buried 15/8/1932, Fawkner Cemetery.
    • Reurned home with Bob EDWARDS of Henty

  • Francis William "Frank" HORTLE
    • Francis William "Frank" HORTLE 1880, born Warrnambool, Vic., son of James Littleton HORTLE and Thirza Emily PRICE
    • Boer War, Bugler, 2nd (Mounted Rifles) Contingent, POW
    • Decorated for bravery
    • lived at Casterton
    • d. 1962

  • Thomas Benjamin JEWELL
    • Thomas Benjamin JEWELL born 1875 at Bahgallah, near Casterton, Victoria, son of Benjamin Thomas JEWELL and Elvina JUSSUP
    • 1880s, attended Bahgallah State School, near Casterton
    • ~1900, labourer of Nirranda, near Warrnambool, Victoria
    • Boer War, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles
    • 1904, married Annie Matilda JESSUP, 3 children in the Warrnambool area.
    • 1950, died at Warrnambool

  • Hugh McDONALD
    • b. 1868, Casterton, S-W Victoria to Allan McDONALD & Annie KELLY
    • 1871, brother Richard McDonald (see below) born at "Kilbride" west of Casterton, S-W Victoria to Allan McDONALD & Annie KELLY
    • 1871, father a selector at "Sunny Bank" Wilkin between Casterton & Strathdownie, S-W Victoria
    • bef 1900 : permanent soldier with Victorian Mounted Rifles
    • Boer War : CSM 370, Hugh McDONALD, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles (1900)
    • Boer War : Lt. Hugh McDONALD, 4th Australian Commonwealth Horse (1902)
    • 1903 : married Margaret Annie CARTER (nee RIVERS) at Sorrento, Vic.
    • bef. 1938 : Capt. Hugh McDONALD (retired) Camberwell, Vic.
    • 1938 : d. Camberwell, buried Burwood cemetery, Melbourne, Vic.

  • John R "Jack" McDONALD
    • John R "Jack" McDONALD b. 1860, Coleraine, Vic., son of John McDONALD & Rachel McKENZIE
    • Lived at "Bella Vista" Carapook with his brother Norman (Maj., 1st AIF)
    • Known as "Capt. Jack"; Capt. in the 4th New Zealand Contingent
    • Unmarried, d. 1939 in Melbourne

  • Richard "Dick" McDONALD
    • b. 1871, "Kilbride" west of Casterton, S-W Victoria to Allan McDONALD & Annie KELLY
    • 1871, father a selector at "Sunny Bank" Wilkin between Casterton & Strathdownie, S-W Victoria
    • 1880s : taught horse-riding skills by the famous Thomas CAWKER
    • Boer War : Tpr 982, Richard McDONALD, 1st Australian Horse (1899-1900)
    • Boer War : wounded & taken prisoner, Zand River, South Africa
    • Boer War : invalided back to Sydney from South Africa (Mar 1901)
    • 1902 : married Selena "Lena" JOHANNSEN at Sydney, NSW.
    • bef. 1930 : Traveller, NSW.
    • 1930 : d. Canterbury (Sydney), NSW.

  • James McIntosh McGILLIVRAY
    • James McIntosh McGILLIVRAY b. 1851, Inverness-shire, Scotland son of James McGILLIVRAY and Mary McINTOSH.
    • Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM), 5th South Australian Contingent
    • lived at Lake Mundi, near Strathdownie, west of Casterton
    • married Sophia Campbell PATTERSON in 1881, Robe, SA
    • 9 children, some born in South Australia and William John (1888), James Alexander (1889), Jessie Ann (1892) & John Robert McGILLIVRAY (1894) born at Casterton or Lake Mundi.
    • 2 of his sons (James & John) served with the 9th Light Horse Regiment, AIF at Gallipoli in 1915, James was killed and John returned.
    • One of six Mount Gambier members of the South Australian Contingent which went to England in 1897 for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
    • Killed at Vankollensfontein, South Africa, 21 Jul 1901
    • Photograph on Australian War Memorial website

  • Alfred James McGINTY
    • Alfred James McGINTY b. 1881, Penola, South Australia, son of James McGINTY and Annabella McCALMAN of "Wattle Park" Lake Mundi, west of Casterton, Victoria.
    • Boer War, Pte 598, 2nd Australian Commonwealth Horse (Vic) Contingent
    • Farmer, Bonnie Doon, Victoria
    • married Ethel May SHERMAN, 1913, Townsville, Queensland, 5chn.
    • d. 1950, Heghenden, North Queensland

  • Alexander McINTYRE
    • Alexander McINTYRE b. ~1856, Strathdownie area, son of Donald McINTYRE ~1805-1859 and Catherine McNICOL ~1823-1892, of "Argyle" or "Heathfield" Lake Mundi, west of Casterton, S-W Victoria.
    • Boer War, Pte 226, 4th Victorian Contingent
    • of Merino, selector in Wimmera, of Melbourne
    • single, contracted malaria in South Africa, invalided to England, returned to Victoria abt Oct 1901
    • d. Nov 1901, East Melbourne, Vic.

  • Hector John McKINNON
    • Hector John McKINNON b. 1882, Mumbannar (nr Dartmoor), Victoria., son of Lachlan McKINNON & Margaret McMILLAN who operated the "Plough Inn" at Mumbannar for many years.
    • lived at Strathdownie ?
    • Boer War, Unit ?
    • Went to Western Australia where he married and had at least 3 children

  • Archibald McLEAN
    • Archibald McLEAN b. 1881, Merino, Vic., son of Donald McLEAN and Elizabeth ORR
    • lived at Bowtels Creek, near Sandford, Vic.
    • Boer War, Tpr 4563 7th New Zealand Contingent
    • killed in action, 1902, Holspruit, South Africa

  • Daniel MEAGHER
    • Daniel MEAGHER 1876-1914, b. Hamilton, S-W Victoria, son of Michael Francis MEAGHER & Mary Susan SMITH
    • lived at Strathdownie, Penshurst & Hamilton, S-W Victoria
    • Watchmaker of Hamilton, Vic., aged 23y in 1900
    • Boer War, Pte 202, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles, served for 1y 128d.
    • Boer War, Pte 460, 2nd Australian Commonwealth Horse, enlisted at Langwarrin, Vic. in Jan 1902
    • Died 1914, Hamilton, S-W Victoria.

  • John Charles "Jack" MEAGHER
    • John Charles "Jack" MEAGHER 1880-1937, b. Woodbury (Kaladbro), Strathdownie, S-W Victoria, son of Michael Francis MEAGHER & Mary Susan SMITH
    • lived at Strathdownie, Penshurst & Hamilton, S-W Victoria
    • Blacksmith of Ballarat, Vic., aged 21y 7m April 1902
    • Boer War, Pte 460, 6th Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse, enlisted at Ballarat, Vic.
    • Died 1937, Melbourne, Victoria.

  • Michael Francis "Frank" MEAGHER
    • Michael Francis "Frank" MEAGHER 1879-1903, b. Woodbury (Kaladbro), Strathdownie, S-W Victoria, son of Michael Francis MEAGHER & Mary Susan SMITH
    • lived at Strathdownie, Penshurst & Hamilton, S-W Victoria
    • Boer War, Pte 80, 1st Victorian Mounted Infantry, enlisted from Hamilton.
    • Feb 1900, wounded & taken prisoner, Battle of Rensburg, South Africa
    • released & invalided back to Australia
    • Died 23 July 1903, Hamilton, Vic., result of wounds.
    • Military funeral & buried in Hamilton Cemetery, Vic.

  • Frederick James MELDRUM
    • Frederick James MELDRUM b. 1872 Merino, Vic., son of William Douglas MELDRUM and Annie Maria SHARPLEY.
    • Boer War, Pte 451, 3rd Vic Bushmen
    • WW1 Cpl 1943 4th Light Horse Regiment
    • enlisted 21-8-1914, RTA 7-01-1919
    • d. 1943, Ballarat, Vic.
    • Named on Merino War Memorial

  • Samuel MOHR
    • Samuel MOHR b. 1882, Springton, SA., son of Adam HULL and Bridget TULLY
    • Boer War, Pte 2755, 4th Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse (SA)
    • 1907 married Myrtle Isobel WALKER, 5 children
    • 1916 Inn-keeper of "Bridge Hotel" Casterton, Vic
    • 1920-26 Inn-keeper of "Union Hotel" Nhill, Vic
    • 1926-36 Inn-keeper of "Occidental Hotel, Sydney, NSW
    • d. 1936, Sydney, NSW

  • John NICKOLL
    • 1874 : John NICKOLL b. Coleraine, S-W Victoria, son of Henry NICKOLL and Lilias SUTHERLAND
    • 1901-1902 : Boer War, Pte, 6th West Australian Contingent (13 months service)
    • 1902 : May 1902, enlisted with the Kimberley Horse in South Africa
    • 1914 : Clerk of Wangaratta, Victoria
    • 1914 : Aug 19, enlisted as Pte 7, 4th Light Horse Regiment, AIF
    • 1914 : Oct 19, embarked Melbourne, Victoria per "Wiltshire"
    • 1915 : May 20, embarked from Alexandria, Egypt for Gallipoli
    • 1915 : Nov 5, admitted to hospital at ANZAC
    • 1915 : Nov 12, admitted to hospital at St David's Hospital, Malta
    • 1916 : Mar 10, arrived home at Koroit, Victoria
    • 1916 : Sep 16, discharged at Melbourne as Cpl 7, 4th Light Horse Regiment, AIF
    • 1943 : Oct 24, Died at Perth, Western Australia

  • Albert PESKETT
    • Albert PESKETT b. 1873 Casterton, Vic., son of Richard PESKETT and Martha Jane TYRER
    • Boer War, Pte 455, 6th Australian Commonwealth Horse
    • Presented with a gold medal from the people of Casterton in recognition of his services in the South African War.
    • Married Ethel Mabel JONES in 1919, died at Casterton in 1935.

  • John ROSCOE
    • John ROSCOE b. 1868, Merino, S-W Victoria, Australia, son of Robert ROSCOE & Mary EARLY
    • 1900 Feb : prospector, aged 31y, Western Australia
    • 1900 Feb : enlisted, Tpr 81, 3rd Western Australian Bushmen's Contingent
    • 1900 Aug : Boer War, Tpr 81, 3rd Western Australian Bushmen's Contingent, wounded Elands River, South Africa
    • 1900 Nov : Boer War, Tpr 81, 3rd Western Australian Bushmen's Contingent, died of wounds, Johannesburg, South Africa
    • 1900 Nov : Boer War, Tpr 81, 3rd Western Australian Bushmen's Contingent, buried Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Memorial : Marble plaque, St George's Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia (1902 Jan)
    • Memorial : Panel No. 3, Australian War Memorial, Canberra
    • Memorial : Boer War Memorial, Sturt-street, Ballarat, Victoria
  • Herbert Albert SEALEY
    • Herbert Albert SEALEY b. 1875 Casterton, Vic., son of George SEALEY and Mary GREENHAM
    • Boer War, Pte 1488, Vic Mounted Rifles
    • d. 1900, (enteric fever) Bloemfontein, South Africa
    • buried Bloemfontein Military Cemetery
    • Cypress Tree at Casterton Hospital gates.
    • Casterton Boer War Memorial

  • Frank George SEDMAN
    • Frank George SEDMAN b. 1878 Yorkshire, Eng., son of George SEDMAN and Maria PEARSON, brother of Harold Leslie SEDMAN 1879-1957 of Casterton, S-W Vic.
    • Boer War, Royal Marine Light Infantry, South Africa
    • Boxer Rebellion, China
    • "Mad Mullah" campaign, Sudan, Africa
    • WW1 Service, POW for 3 years.
    • 1925 : died & buried at Casterton, S-W Victoria

  • Eugene Best SMALPAGE
    • Eugene Best SMALPAGE b. 1882 Sandford, Vic., son of Francis George SMALPAGE and Jamesina BEST
    • Boer War, Tpr 413 8th Australian Commonwealth Horse, (Goldfields Contingent) Western Australia
    • WW1 enlisted 31 Jul 1916 1st AIF
    • Pte 3287, 10th Light Horse Regiment, AIF
    • RTA 27 Jan 1919
    • 1916 : m. in WA to Christina BALL
    • 1962 : d. Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia.
    • 1962 : buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, WA

  • Henry Howard SPRIGG
    • Henry Howard SPRIGG b. 1876 Casterton, Vic., son of Clarkson SPRIGG and Mary Ann RYALL
    • no information on Boer War involvement. ["Can't confirm if he went to South Africa. May have enlisted at same time as brother, James, but wasn't accepted for active service.(?)" Paul Kruger]
    • m. 1904, Anastasia Ellen WILLIAMSON

  • James SPRIGG
    • James SPRIGG b. 1878 Casterton, Vic., son of Clarkson SPRIGG and Mary Ann RYALL
    • Boer War, Pte 1609 5th (Mounted Rifles) Vic. Contingent
    • m. 1915, Margaret Augusta CUSSEN
    • d. 1954, Northcote, Vic.

  • Alexander STOCK
    • Alexander STOCK b. 1870, Muntham parish, Sandford, S-W Victoria, son of John STOCK & Christina McLENNAN
    • lived at Carapook, Sandford, Western Australia & Portland, Vic.
    • Boer War, Tpr 503 2nd Australian Commonwealth Horse (Vic.) Contingent
    • WW1 enlisted 12 Sep 1914, 1st AIF (as Thomas WILLIAMS)
    • WW1 Pte 158, 16th Battalion, AIF (landed Anzac 25th April 1915)
    • WW1 RTA 21 Jul 1918
    • d. 1947, Portland, Vic.

  • Duncan STOCK
    • Duncan STOCK b. 1864, Hotspur, S-W Victoria, son of John STOCK & Christina McLENNAN
    • lived at Hotspur, Carapook & Sandford
    • WW1 Tpr 2842, 8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF, enlisted 2 Jun 1916
    • WW1 Tpr 2842, 8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF, wounded 11 Sep 1917, Palestine
    • WW1 Tpr 2842, 8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF, RTA 3 Jul 1919
    • d. 1949, Casterton, Vic.

  • Thomas STOCK
    • Thomas STOCK b. 1876, Sandford, S-W Victoria, son of John STOCK & Christina McLENNAN
    • lived at Carapook & Sandford
    • Boer War, Tpr Victorian Mounted Rifles (1st Contingent)
    • Boer War, killed in action 9 Feb 1900, Battle of Rensburg, South Africa
    • Memorial Cypress Tree at Casterton Hospital gates.
    • Casterton Boer War Memorial

  • Harold Scott TARGETT
    • Harold Scott TARGETT b. 1877, Casterton, Vic., son of Walter Scott TARGETT and Emily CHAPMAN
    • This family moved to NSW where the father Walter, died 1918, Kogarah. Appears mother, Emily CHAPMAN, born Colac, Victoria, died 1941 Penrith, NSW. Harold Scott TARGETT married 1915, Manly, NSW to Vera Maitland.
    • Boer War, Pte 849, NSW Imperial Bushmen

  • Henry WATSON
    • Henry WATSON b. 1872, Merino, Vic., son of ...... ?
    • Drover, NSW
    • Boer War, Pte 1296, NSW Bushmen

  • James Lloyd WATSON
    • b. 1879, Yambuk, S-W Victoria to James Lloyd WATSON & Isabella CAIN
    • 1881-1890 resded at Strathdownie, west of Casterton, Vic.
    • Boer War : Pte 438, 6th Australian Commonwealth Horse
    • d. 1907 at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne (of Casterton), buried Casterton cemetery

  • Frederick Thomas WINTER
    • Frederick Thomas WINTER 1876-1937, b. Harrow, S-W Victoria, son of Frederick William WINTER & Marianne Emma "Minnie" MORAN
    • 1902 : Farrier at Wagga Wagga, NSW
    • 1902 : Boer War, Pte 5707, E Sqn, South Island Regiment, 8th New Zealand Contingent.
    • 1907 : Married Helen Elizabeth "Nellie" EDNEY at Wagga Wagga, NSW
    • 1908- : Blacksmith, 10 children born at Wagga Wagga & Cootamundra, NSW.
    • 1937 : Died at Artarmon, NSW
Sources
  1. Casterton & District Historical Society
  2. Boer War Nominal Roll - Australian War Memorial
  3. Australians in the Boer War, Oz-Boer Database Project
  4. Paul Kruger
  5. "They Proved to all the Earth" - John E. Price
  6. New Zealand's Participation in the South African ('Boer War') 1899-1902
  7. Paul Kruger (Thanks Paul!)
  8. Daryl Povey