Graham Voller Dalhousie TREATT


TREATT, Graham Voller Dalhousie

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 1 January 1901, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles
Born: England (aboard ship - Earl Dalhousie), 16 February 1877
Home Town: Singleton, Northumberland, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Enteric Fever, Cape Town, South Africa, 14 May 1901, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Lieutenant, SN Officer, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, The Boer Offensive
1 Jan 1901: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Sydney, New South Wales

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Graham  Voller Dalhousie TREATT was born on 16th February, 1877 on board the ship Earl Dalhousie in British waters

His parents were Frank Burford TREATT and Kate Ellen WALSH - they had married in 1872 in Sydney and after their first child was born in 1873 they went to England where another son  was born in Islington  in 1875 and in 1877 returned to Sydney arriving on 7th May, 1877 on the ship Earl Dalhousie

Graham first served as a Private in the 1st NSW Mounted Rifles - he was later promoted to Lieutenant with the 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles

He was in C Squadron which embarked 21st March, 1901 together with A and E Squadrons and the regimental staff on the ship British Princess



He died of Enteric Fever on 14th May, 1901 in Cape Town, South Africa

He is memoralized in the Maitland Boer War Memorial (Cape Town) and also the Australian War Memorial

Newspaper articles - Evening News Sydney 23rd May, 1901


SINGLETON Wednesday.  Word has been received that Lieutenant Graham Treatt a son of Mr. F B Treatt, police magistrate at Cobar but formerly of Singleton has died at Cape Town of enteric fever.  Lieutenant Treatt who was of splendid physique and manly bearing was a member of the 3rd Regiment Mounted Rifles.  A brother of Lieutenant Treatt was included in the detachment of Singleton Lancers wo went to Aldershot and subsequently to the front.  He returned in safety but his brother has now been laid low by that dread scourge enteric fever

WAGGA WAGGA Advertiser 21st April, 1900


The following extracts are taken from a letter from Private Graham Treatt, NSW Mounted Infantry, now in South Africa:

"Since my last letter I have been in one fight and one battle.  In the former we, having only rifles had to retire and leave the enemy in possession of their position on a kopje.  In the battle however we had the pleasure of chasing the beggars

Of course you know Bloemfontein is taken and without a fight.  To go there we had to go through forced marches by moonlight on short rations.  My horse got sick and I had to foot it.  Bloemfontein is a nice looking place, something like Strathfield (Sydney) only the presidency and a couple of the town buildings being larger than any building in Strathfield.  It is very hot here in the daytime and almost frosty at night.

"A Boer paper states that 'one Boer is equal to ten Englishmen, and that one Australian is equal to five Boers'"

Article on Grahams father Frank Burford TREATT (

His brother Rupert Holman TREATT served in WW1 (

Another brother Vernon Haddon TREATT  - Biography & War info (