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Lancers


Website of the Royal New South Wales Lancers Lancer Barracks and Museum
 
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The NSW Lancers Museum acknowledges Hydraulic Pumps Australia for their generous assistance

Here commemorate the service of some ordinary, and in some cases extraordinary contribution of these citizen soldiers to the security of their nation.  The soldiers featured are to a degree random.  The primary criteria for inclusion being that the webmaster was presented with or ran across details of the soldiers' service.  Details of those who commanded the Regiment can be found in the COMMANDERS section.

Boer War

Captain (later Major General) Charles Cox CB, CMG, DSO, VD; initial commander of Lancer Squadron in South Africa, later commander of 1 LH Bde at Gallipoli and Palestine (1915-1918) then Honorary Colonel (1928-1945).

Corporal Fred Kilpatrick; the first Lancer to die in battle.

Trooper Tom Morris; the first Australian nominated for the Victoria Cross.

Trooper (later Warrant Officer Class 1) Ash Whitney; a trooper in the Boer War who ultimately became RSM of the Regiment and Senior Warrant Officer of the Army.

Second World War

Lieutenant David Craven; too young to go to North Africa with the 2/2MG Bn, Davis saw service in New Guinea, then after the war held the Lancers' Association together for forty years as secretary.

 

 

New South Wales Lancers Memorial Museum Incorporated
ABN 94 630 140 881 - - - Site Updated August 2017
Lancer Barracks, 2 Smith Street, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia
Telephone +61 (0)405 482 814, Facsimile +61 (0)2 4733 3951 E-mail: enquiries@lancers.org.au
For Regimental enquiries call: +61 (0)2 9635 7822