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Photograph - black and white - Captain Robert Westrup Salmon

From the Collection of Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Federation University Australia E.J. Barker Library (top floor) Mount Helen Victoria

Description
Digital portrait from "In Memory of the Gallant Officers and Men of Victoria in Transvaal War, 1899-1900".
Object Registration
26177
Keywords
robert salmon, daisy hill, mounted rifles, lieutenant, first contingent, south africa, jasfontein, naauwpoort, orange free state
Historical information
Robert Westrup Salmon was born at Daisy Hill, Victoria in 1862. He joined the ranks of the Mounted Rifles in 1883 and obtained a commission as Lieutenant in 1892.
He became Captain of the first contingent to South Africa.
At the Battle of Jasfontein he had command of a division of Mounted Infantry and was highly complimented for the skilful manner in which he handled his men. His position in the camp at the time of his death was Staff-Captain.
He died of enteric fever (typhoid) at Naauwpoort in the Orange Free State, on 16 March 1900.
When Made
1900
Made By
G A Osboldstone (Printer and Publisher)
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