Group portrait of members of C Squadron, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen outside their ...

Place Africa: South Africa
Accession Number P01222.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Johnstone, O'Shannessy & Company
Place made South Africa
Date made c 1901
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of members of C Squadron, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen outside their headquarters in Grahamstown, South Africa. Identified, left to right: back row: Standing; Low, 532 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) Ernest Ledgerwood; 43 Private (Pte) Thomas Vogel; either 101 Corporal (Cpl) William Irvine or 584 Pte Frederick William Irvine; 465 Pte Frank Ireland (squatting); 42 Pte James Francis McNamara; 60 Pte Frank Best Felstead; Cpl Nichol (with cigarette); 518 L Cpl Thomas Morris; Tallack; 514 Bugler James Samuel Lugg; Green; Moore. Fifth row seated: O'Brien; Vernon; 366 Pte John Burkitt; either 110 Trooper (Tpr) James Herbert Smythe or 185 Tpr David Hugh C Smythe (who was invalided to Australia arrived 31 May 1901); Harry Jones; Thomson; Rogers; Jones (standing); 285 Pte Gordon Du Be Dat Holmes (standing); 527 L Cpl Charles William Pike ( later promoted to corporal for bravery gazetted 15 November 1901 and then sergeant, standing), 167 Pte William John Gardner (standing holding bayonet); Fourth row: 190 Pte Bertram Frederick Barlow (looking to his right); 181 Pte Edward James Windsor; 598 Cpl Joseph Friend (later promoted to lance sergeant). Third row, seated: Walsh (standing); Adams (wearing pith helmet); Sharp; Captain Edwin Tivey, DSO (gazetted 6 May 1901) (second in command of squadron and later major general); Lieutenant (Lt) Herbert Arthur Austin Embling; 463 Pte Albert Burrows; Evans; 468 Pte Robert Clinton; 520 Pte James Robert Valentine (behind McGurgan); 577 Cpl James McGurgan; Sullivan (with right side of his hat folded up). Second Row: 287 (Private) Pte Alfred James Showers; 70 Pte Richard Ernest Gessner; 5 Sgt Hugh James Esler; Unidentified; 64 Pte Cecil Harncis Button. Front row: 69 Cpl David Sandford (promoted to sergeant and awarded DCM for gallantry at Zuurberg Mounts on 30 March 1901); 368 Pte David Fuller; 297 Pte Arthur Rogerson; 46 Quartermaster Sergeant (QMS) Arthur Leslie Johnstone (promoted to QMS and awarded DCM for gallantry at Waterkloop on 12 May 1901); 66 Pte Alfred Peter Durbridge; Potter, either 210 Tpr Harry Potter or 358 Pte William Lockyer Potter; 431 Pte Reuben Frank Browning; 586 Pte Louis Hyland (with cigarette, promoted to corporal for bravery at Waterkloop on 12 May 1901 and slightly wounded); Phillips (with cigarette).