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P00220.001

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number P00220.001
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Unknown
Place made Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Date made c 1900
Physical description Black & white

Description

Captain (Capt) Edward Richman, instructor, and seven men of the 2nd South Australian (Mounted Rifles) Contingent, who fought in the Boer War. Left to right: Capt Richman, (later lieutenant-adjutant of 5th contingent); Trooper Frederick Solly-Flood, later no 19, corporal, 2nd Contingent; Trooper Harry Morant, no 37; Trooper Hubert Fetch, no 51; Trooper Harry Ogilvy, no 45; Trooper Ramsay Nuttall, no 49; Trooper Robert Bostock, no 75; Trooper William Cuttle, no 2. Trooper Morant, later a lieutenant and known as "the breaker" because of his experience in breaking horses, was court-martialled and executed in south Africa in 1902 for shooting Boer prisoners, some of whom were responsible for the murder of his friend and fellow officer, Captain Hunt.