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Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:22
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Wilfred James Facy (Tasmanian Artillery)
Service Number: 160
Rank: Corporal
Unit: 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen

Lieutenant Geoffrey Gordon William Hensman (Perth BAFC)
Unit: First Mounted Infantry West Australia
Service: Colonial Military Forces
Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902
Date of death: 9 February 1900
Place of death: Slingersfontein, South Africa
Cause of death: Died of wounds
Private Frederick Hugh Rother Neville
Service Number: 31
Unit: 2 MNTD INF CNTGNT
State: WA

Duncan John Stewart (Casuals BAFC)
Service number: 10
Rank: Private
Unit: 2 (MNTD INF) CNTGNT
State: WA

Henry Douglas Chepmell (Sandy Bay Rifles)
Service Number: 78
Rank: Private
Unit: Tasmanian Mounted Infantry

W J Gabriel (Mt Morgan BAFC)
Service Number: 31
Rank: Private
Unit 2 QLD MNTD INF CNTGNT
State: QLD

 

The West Australian, May 12, 1900 - The date is November 17 of last year. "On Friday the Gordons played the Light Horse at British Association football and, during the game, the envious Boer artillery dropped a shell on the playground. Under cover of the smoke the Gordons sneaked a goal, and the point as to whether such a contingency-is covered by the rules of the game has been remitted to the English sporting authorities. The military sports begin to-morrow and last three days."