About This Unit
The 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen was the largest contingent South Australia had committed to the war to that point, comprising 12 officers and 122 men under Lt. Col. James Rowell. They embarked on "Manhattan" troopship on 1 May 1900. In a tough tour of duty lasting more than a year the contingent lost 13 men dead to enemy action, disease and accident. The contingent sailed for home on 7 July 1901.'