|Originally identified as a corporal of the South Australia Mounted Rifles, this cabinet photograph actually depicts
No. 519 Corporal Ernest Alexander Becker of the 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.
I have found Becker's attestation paper which sheds 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.
Frühling Studio - Photographer
62 Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia
c. 1900 - 1910