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
- Individual image from booklet - "In Memory of the Gallant Officers and Men of Victoria in Transvaal War, 1899-1900".
- robert salmon, daisy hill, mounted rifles, lieutenant, first contingent, south africa, jasfontein, naauwpoort, orange free state
- 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.
- G A Osboldstone (Printer and Publisher)
- 1 Feb 2018 at 12:54PM