Colonial Forces Study Group (Qld)

Queensland Military History: 1860-1901

 
People of the Forces
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Two men sitting outside a Queensland Defence forces military tent at Fort Lytton, Brisbane.  John Oxley Library image#7708-0001-0110

More than 20000 men are estimated to have served in Queensland’s naval and military forces between 1860 and 1901. Unfortunately very few muster rolls or company lists have survived. The identification of personnel who served is one of the tasks of the CFSG(Q), and indexes are being compiled.

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Men reading The Queenslander newspaper at Fort Lytton camp, 1900.  John Oxley Library image#60097

Officers and Senior NCOs are more often recorded in official documents than other ranks. Because of their social standing it will be possible to compile a biographical register of Officers, and extracts will be added to these pages. A continuously updated index will be available shortly.

Some names can be found in our Family History Indexes page.

Additional reading:

From
 Irish 
Rebel 
to 
Surgeon­ - Major: Dr 
O’Doherty 
and 
the 
Queensland 
Volunteer 
Force, by Brian Rough

Bravery during the 1893 floods, by Robert Finlay