The Late Trooper Vickery

Our Mintaro correspondent writes:— “The cable message in ‘The Advertiser’ of Saturday, containing the news of the death of Trooper A. A. Vickery, in South Africa, of the Fifth Contingent, has caused widespread regret among the residents of this district. He was the youngest son of Mr. S. Vickery, who has held a position in the Railway department here for very many years. Trooper Vickery was of good physique, a splendid horseman, a good marksman, and in every sense the true stamp of a soldier, and his manly character and sunny disposition won the respect of his comrades in arms, this makes the second soldier from Mintaro whose untimely end has occurred in South Africa within the last three months.”