Boer War to 1914
Lieutenant-General Sir Stanley ‘Joe’ Maude was one of the First World War’s most successful fighting Generals....  
When Adolf Hitler went to war in 1914, aged 25, he lived through what he would later call the “most stupendous experience of my life”....  
Dear members and friends of Military History and Heritage Victoria, the campaign to establish a proper memorial for lieutenant Colonel Charles Umphelby has raised the needed funds and the work has begun....  
Dr Robin Droogleever is a founding member of the Anglo Boer War Study Group and has been its President for more than two decades....  
This substantial and impressive volume describes the service life of William George Monteith – the author’s late husband’s grandfather....  
This first biography was written by his grandson, Basil (Jika) Holmes Travers after his retirement in 1984, and was finally published in 2016 through the efforts of his daughter Philippa Holmes Hyles....  
For John Charlton, eldest son of Walter and Mary Charlton of Castle Creek, a small settlement near Euroa in central Victoria, deployment to the South African Boer War couldn’t come quick enough.   Although volunteering early in the conflict, a serious leg injury prevented him from being sent overseas until 1901 where he served with the...  
From October 1899 to the end of May 1902 a bitter conflict raged across the South African veldt between Britain and her Empire and the two largely self-governing Boer Republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State....  
The Boer War Monument in St Kilda Road, located opposite the Victoria Barracks, was erected in 1903 shortly after hostilities ceased....  
On 9 March 2016 Dr Robin Droogleever, the President of the Anglo Boer War study Group of Australasia, spoke at the monthly MHHV speaker program presentation....  
About this article: An excerpt from Chapter 7, ‘The Great War’ in Kilsby, A.J., The Riflemen, A History of the National Rifle Association of Australia 1888-1988, (Longueville Media, 2013)....  
Survived the Boer War, killed in action at Gallipoli on the 25th April 1915....  
Walter Tunridge was born on the 2 November 1856 at Dover in Kent, England. His father John Nicholas Tunbridge was listed as a master bricklayer in 1861 and later in life became a builder and building speculator....  
Cymbeline Alonso Edric Huddart was born in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn on 6 January 1881, the youngest child of James and Lois Elizabeth Huddart (nee Ingham).  His father was a wealthy shipping magnate who was part owner of the Huddart–Parker Company, a shipping line that operated a number of vessels in Australian waters. Cymbeline...  
On September 2nd 1905, Mr. George H. Oliver, representing W.W. Greener – the well- known English Gun, Rifle and Cartridge maker of Haymarket, London – wrote to the Australian Department of Defence with an offer to purchase 10,550 Martini-Henry rifles of .577/.450 calibre which were up for disposal. Mr. Oliver’s offer of four shillings per...  
King Edward VII died on 6 May 1910 and King George V became King.  His coronation took place a year later at Westminster Abbey, London on 22 June 1911 and a Coronation Fleet Review took place at Spithead two days later (24 June 1911)....  
In Part I of the Alfred Treacy story, the author traces Treacy’s career in the Victorian Navy between 1894 to 1901, the Commonwealth Naval Forces between 1901 and 1911 and his years in the RAN until 1914.  Part II will continue with Treacy’s career through to retirement in 1922, and beyond…...  
Klerksdorp. 20 February 1901 Time has sped with fleeting wings and events of import have followed in its trail since we learned Lord Methuen’s intention of “striking hard” at Hartebeestefontein....  
In England Lieutenant William Rooke Creswell RN decided the crowded RN List offered no promise for early promotion.  He retired and in 1879 emigrated to South Australia, later working in northern Australia as a drover.  Here he received a telegram from South Australia’s naval commander John Cotterell Phillipps Walcot RN, which offered him an appointment...  
The diary of Lancelot Giles provides a gripping account of the siege of the foreign legations during the Boxer Rebellion. In the Hollywood movie 55 days at Peking (Allied Artists, 1963), a dashing Charlton Heston plays a United States Marine Corps major caught up in the Boxer Rebellion. Defending the besieged compound housing foreign legations,...  
(Which includes the roll of all who served) When Major Alexander Thorneycroft of the Royal Scots Fusiliers was asked to form a mounted corps in November 1899 he little realized that the unit which would bear his name would be known as one of the finest irregular mounted units raised during the war....  
The King’s Banners presented to Australian infantry battalions for service in the Boer War were presented one hundred years ago this year. Sir Edward Hamley’s verse provides a vivid description of the  importance of Colours as symbols of the morale and esprit de corps of a battalion or regiment:...  
The Ballarat Ranger Military Museum was opened in the old Ranger Barracks in Ballarat in 1989. One of the many pieces of memorabilia found in a recent search of the store of the museum was the fascinating poem: ‘Kirby DSO’....  
At Federation, the former colony that had most to contribute to the Commonwealth Naval Forces which came into being on 1 March 1901 was Victoria....  
Hugh Louis Zephyr Downey (1861-1922): NZ Field Artillery, NZ Armed Constabulary, 1st Victorian Regiment, Victorian Permanent Artillery, Victorian Rangers, Australian Instructional Staff Hugh Louis Zephyr Downey was born in Tasmania on 14 March 1861, the fifth child of Hugh Downey, a pensioned British soldier ex-99th Regiment.  Downey senior enlisted in the 99th Regiment of Foot...  
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