Tag - 2nd Boer War

Battle of Graspan

25 NOV 1899: The Boer War and today sees members of the New South Wales Lancers involved in the battle of Graspan, South Africa. This, one of the series of defeats suffered by the British in the opening months of the Boer War, involved 29 members of the NSW Lancers, the first Australian troops to reach South Africa. Lord Methuen’s task with his division was to force his way north up the railway to raise the Boer siege of Cecil...

Guy Wylly, VC

1 SEP 1900: The Second Boer War and Lieutenant (later Colonel) Guy George Egerton Wylly, 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen, originally from Hobart, Tasmania, earns the Victoria Cross at Warm Bad, South Africa. Guy Wylly, 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen, was one of two Tasmanians to win the Victoria Cross in the same action on 1 September 1900. The other was Trooper John Bisdee. Despite being wounded in a Boer ambush at Transvaal, South Africa, he went to the assistance of a...