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The following article appeared in the Morwell Advertiser Friday, July 12 1901

Returning Soldiers

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According to the “Argus” the transport Orient arrived at Albany on Saturday morning with nine officers and 412 men of the Victorian Imperial Regiment; also two officers and 14 men of the Victorian Bushmen’s corps.  Owing to there being several cases of measles and scarlet fever on board, the vessel was quarantined.

Among those returning are -

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Corporal W. C. Francis, Yinnar
Corporal T. W. McGrath, Walhalla
Trooper J. S. McDonald, Yinnar
Trooper J. Hall, Boolarra
Trooper Jeffries, Mirboo North
Trooper J. R. Drane, Traralgon
Trooper G. Drane, Traralgon
Trooper A. Neilson, Traralgon
Trooper W. Riley, Toongabbie
Trooper G. Berry, Toongabbie
Trooper S. Horsley, Gormandale
Trooper A. A. Davis, Gormandale
Trooper C. A. McRae, Willung
Trooper J. C. Ryan, Maffra
Trooper J. T. Hayes, Rosedale
Trooper J. R. Tweedie, Stratford

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