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Returning Soldiers

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Returning Soldiers

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.

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

Among those returning are :

  • 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