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19-November-2013
19-November-2013

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Plaque commemorates Victoria Cross recipient, Lieutenant Guy Wylly.

During the Boer War, a party of eight Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen who were led by Major Earley and Lieutenent Wylly escorting a foraging party looking for cattle for Major Brooke. The group was ambushed by Boers in a narrow gorge at Warm Bad Transvaal in September 1900. Six men including two officers were wounded and Major Brooke’s horse bolted. Bisdee dismounted and helped Brooke onto his own horse and led under them out of immediate danger before mounting behind Brooke and escaping under heavy fire. Wylly was wounded when the men were ambushed by the Boers.

While Bisdee was helping Major Brook, Wylly saw Corporal Brown had been wounded and his horse shot. Although wounded himself, he gave Brown his horse and risking being cut off, opened fire on the Boer’s to cover his men’s retreat. Wylly’s Victoria Cross was gazetted 10 days after Bisdee’s.

Location

Address:71 Nelson Road, Hutchins School, Sandy Bay, 7005
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.905955
Long: 147.329442
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 11th November, 2005
Front Inscription

Lt. Guy George Egerton Wylly
Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen
Born : 17th. February 1880
Hobart, Tasmania
Awarded VC : 1st. September 1900
Warm Bad, Transvaal South Africa

Source: MA
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