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The Sydney Morning Herald

23 August 1900

Gundagai, Wednesday. Trooper Meecham, of the Australian Horse, who was wounded at Pink Hill, arrived here to-day, and was met at the station by a crowd of friends, who escorted him to Walker's Hotel, where a breakfast was served.

Afterwards a procession, headed by the band, escorted Trooper Meecham on the road to Tumut.

Tumut, Wednesday. Corporal Hill and Trooper Markham, returned members of the Australian Horse, were greeted today at a public reception.

They were first entertained at Brungle, then were met at Bombowlee Creek by the town band, horsemen, and vehicles, and escorted into town. The buildings were decorated with flags and bunting. The soldiers were repeatedly cheered.

They were driven to the Commercial Hotel, where the Mayor (Alderman J. Weeden) formally welcomed them, an on behalf of the citizens presented them with medals bearing the inscription "From the citizens of Tumut, as a memento of services in the Transvaal War, 1900." The soldiers were then entertained.

Wagga, Wednesday. Trooper Tidy of Wagga, a member of the mounted force, who returned invalided from South Africa, arrived to-day and was given an enthusiastic welcome at the Protestant Hall this afternoon.

There was a large attendance, including representatives of all classes. The Mayor (Alderman Rudd) presided, and on behalf of the community complimented Trooper Tidy on his services for the Empire.

Trooper Tidy responded.


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