Australian Contingents to South Africa
Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa, 1899 - 1902. P. Murray. (1911). Murray's record is a compilation of official Australian reports in regards to the
war in South Africa, and was compiled as a memorial and remembrance of the war. It is written as a reference book rather than a history of the war and as a result contains a huge amount of logically presented facts, figures and statistics about the war, as well as the contingents and men involved. Features of this book include:National Roll of over 17,000 men who servedoverview of the service of each Australian contingent arranged by stateContingents are listed chronologically within each state in order of leaving Australiathe men are listed within each contingent, commencing with officers, then non-commissioned officers and lastly the other ranksgives service number, rank and unitother information includes units, uniforms, dates, war services and honours, deaths, fate, promotions, wounds, invalided, prisoners (and escapes), excerpts of written reports, rolls, medics and nurses, and much more are included for each of the different stateseach state section has an introduction and overvieweach contingent has a summary, which may include service departure and return, service, chronology, casualty list, awards and honours, clothing and excerpts from reports.