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Originally identified as a corporal of the South Australia Mounted Rifles, this cabinet photograph actually depicts No. 519 Corporal Ernest Alexander Becker of  De Lisles 5th South Australia Imperial Bushmen.


For his service in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War Becker was entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal with the clasps "Cape Colony" and "Orange Free State".

Many thanks go to Mr. Donald Peder of the Army Museum of South Australia for providing additional information.

Becker's attestation papers shed a bit more light on him. He enlisted on 4 February 1901 and
was 25 years old at the time which would place his birth date around 1875. Fairly tall for the time he stood in at 5 feet 10 inches and his trade was given as a drover. Born at Port Darwin his next of kin listed was his mother who was living at Adelaide at the time. His parents were Frederick Emanuel Becker and Helena Eveling Bryant.  


Becker died at Marla Bore, South Australia in 1951.

Cabinet Photograph
Frühling Studio - Photographer
62 Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia
c. 1900 - 1910

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