The Boer War section of the website is currently being updated and should be completed within a week.In the meantime, here is the latest Photo of the Week.
After the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, applications were called from those who served in the Boer War to represent Tasmania in the Coronation Corps at the coronation of King Edward VII.One of the conditions was that those who applied had to sink their rank i.e. go as privates rather than miss the coveted trip. Of the six men chosen, two of them were from the Northwest:Sergeant E S Brown who was a surveyor’s assistant in Penguin before he served in the Boer War and Sergeant C W Hynes of Riana.
Both men became privates along with three others (Facy, McIntyre and Ducie).Other members of the Tasmanian Coronation Corps were Colonel Cameron, Sergeant Major Costello and Sergeant Cox. The Tasmanian Coronation Corps was housed at the Alexandra Palace, and during temporary leave the English Government allowed 3s 6d per day for “victualling.”
Standing: Sergeant H J Cox, Sergeant G W Hynes, Private W Ducie, Sergeant H H Facy and Trooper W K McIntyre. Unfortunately the Weekly listed just five names in the caption (TAHO).