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.
332. John E Lee
Clerk in Perth
18 Months in the Civil Service
414. Stanley G Jeffery
Clerk in Perth
1 Year in the Civil Service
John Frederick Hawkins
William Henry Young
Slightly wounded at the Bladplaat engagement 16/8/01
LIST OF OFFICERS
Hugh Hunt (1/7/00-1/7/01)
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
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)
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.
Gervaise Clifton (17/9/00-29/9/02)
Joined the 18th Light Horse Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1905 until retiring in 1906.