Tuesday 15th of October 2002 06:47 AM 
 
 
Queensland Contingents to the Boer War


CONTINGENT DEPARTED RETURNED
1st (Queensland Mounted Infantry) November 1, 1899 January 17, 1901
2nd (Queensland Mounted Infantry) January 13, 1900 May 3, 1901
3rd (Queensland Mounted Infantry) March 1, 1900 June 7, 1901
4th (Queensland Imperial Bushmen) May 18, 1900 August 5, 1901
5th (Queensland Imperial Bushmen) March 6, 1901 April 30, 1902
5th (Queensland Imperial Bushmen) - Reinforcements March 10, 1901 April 30, 1902
6th (Queensland Imperial Bushmen) April 4, 1901 June 17, 1902
6th (Queensland Imperial Bushmen) - Reinforcements August 18, 1901 June 17, 1902
6th (Queensland Imperial Bushmen) - Reinforcements September 24, 1901 June 17, 1902
1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (QLD) January 26, 1902 August 13, 1902
Australian Army Medical Corps (QLD) January 30, 1902 August 13, 1902
3rd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse (QLD) March 25, 1902 August 13, 1902
7th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse May 19, 1902 August 2, 1902

QLD Imperial Bushmen in South Africa
Qld Imperial Bushmen in South Africa

 

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Links

Go to the Queensland State Library for a searchable list of Queenslanders who participated in the South African War. This list has been compiled using the library's extensive collection of Queenslander newspapers.

Australian War Memorial Boer War Nominal Roll Database
This roll provides details of those persons who served with Australian units in the South African War.

The 5th Contingent Queensland Imperial Bushmen in South Africa 1901 - 1902
The history of this contingent from its formation in January 1901 until it was disbanded on 5th may 1902.
By Alan L. Fogg MBE
Canberra, ACT, Australia.

Australian War Graves in South Africa - 1899-1902

 

Further Reading

Harvey, Len. Letters from the Veldt: an Account of the Involvement of Volunteers from Queensland at the War in South Africa (Boer War), 1899-1902. Hervey Bay: R & J McTaggert, 1994.

The Transvaal War : a Souvenir of the Queensland Contingent for Service in South Africa. Brisbane: Gordon and Gotch, 1899.

See also the Australian/New Zealand Forces section of the Bibliography for more material on this subject.