Captain (Capt) Edward Richman, instructor, and seven men of the 2nd South Australian (Mounted ...

Unit South Australian Military Forces
Places
Accession Number P00220.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print other than silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Date made c 1900
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

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.