Thomas Caradoc Rose (Tom ) PRICE CB, MID

PRICE, Thomas Caradoc Rose

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Colonel
Last Unit: 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 21 October 1842
Home Town: Warrnambool, Warrnambool, Victoria
Schooling: Scotch College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, 3 July 1911, aged 68 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Colonel, Officer, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles

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Biography contributed by Zidane McNamara

Served 22 years in the British Indian Army and retired a Lieutenant Colonel in 1883. Appointed Colonel of the Victorian Mounted Rifles in 1885 and made them wear khaki uniforms as well as the slouch hat, later a defining piece of kit in the Australian Military/Defence Force. He briefly commanded the Victorian Rangers [1888-89] and commanded the Second Victorian Contingent to South Africa where he was mentioned in despatches. He lost a son to the First World War; another son became a Brigadier.