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4th (Metropolitan Civil Service) Battalion, Infantry Brigade

This unit was raised on the 7th December 1899 with 240 Men as the Metropolitan Civil Service Battalion under the command of Captain Hunt. In September 1900 it was renamed to the 4th (Civil Service) Battalion, Infantry Brigade with 310 Men. At federation, it became A, B & C Companies, 11th Infantry Regiment.

The unit participated in the Flemming Cup for 1901 & 1902 achieving okay results:

1901: 6th place out of 11 units.

1902: 10th place out of 14 units.

4 members of the unit saw service in the 2nd Boer War. All 4 were in the 6th WAMI. 1 Civil Service Soldier was wounded in the war. The 4 members consisted of 2 Lieutenants and 2 Privates.

6th WAMI

Name
Rank
Birthplace
Job
Age
Service Notes
Campaign Notes
332. John E Lee
Pte
England
Clerk in Perth
20
18 Months in the Civil Service
 
414. Stanley G Jeffery
Pte
England
Clerk in Perth
28
1 Year in the Civil Service
 
John Frederick Hawkins
Lt
 
 
 
 
 
William Henry Young
Lt
 
 
 
 
Slightly wounded at the Bladplaat engagement 16/8/01

LIST OF OFFICERS

Captains

Hugh Hunt (1/7/00-1/7/01)

Captain Hunt in 1908 as head of cadets and part of the Administration and Instruction Staff.
Captain Hunt in 1908 as head of cadets and part of the Administration and Instruction Staff.

Became inspector of cadets in 1901, a position he held until 1906. In 1906 he transferred to the Administration and Instructional Staff and served until 1915 rising to the rank of Major. In 1915 he transferred to the 6th military district (Tasmania).

H.W.S. Low (1/7/00-30/4/01)

Lieutenants

William Herbert Hope (1/7/00-4/2/01)

Had previously served as an enlisted in the Victorian Rangers in 1891.

N. McQueen (1/7/00-26/9/02)

Charles Glazebrook Morris (1/7/00-1/7/03)

Continued to serve in the unit when it became the Western Australian Infantry Regiment until late 1903. Had previously served as an enlisted in the Victorian Rangers in 1891 and the W.A. Artillery.

Harold Pope (1/7/00-1/7/03)

Lieutenant Colonel Pope in 1908 as CO of the Western Australian Regiment
Lieutenant Colonel Pope in 1908 as CO of the Western Australian Regiment

Served as an enlisted in the unit for 4 months. Continued to serve in the unit when it became the Western Australian Infantry Regiment until 1908 rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. CO of the Western Australian Infantry Regiment in 1908. Retired from 1908-1913 when he returned to be the commanding officer of the 89th Senior Cadets Battalion. Commanded the 16th Battalion in the Great War from 1914 to 1916. Commanded the 52nd Battalion in the Great War in 1917. During the war he also briefly served as commander of the 4th and 14th Infantry brigades at different times. Retired from 1918-1920.

In 1920 he was promoted to Colonel and commanded the Engineering and Railway Staff Corps until 1926, during this time he was also appointed honorary colonel to the 16th Cameron Highlanders of Western Australia Regiment. Served as A.D.C. to the governor general from 1926 until his retirement in 1933. He was awarded the C.B., MID (Twice) and 3 war medals.

William Henry Young (1/7/00-1/12/00)

Served in the 2nd Boer War with the 6th WAMI as a Lieutenant where he was wounded in the battle of Bladplaat. He was awarded 1 war medal.

2nd Lieutenants

Gervaise Clifton (17/9/00-29/9/02)

Joined the 18th Light Horse Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1905 until retiring in 1906.

A.J. Trotman (1/7/00-17/9/00)

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