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Trooper Albert Vickery

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Albert Arthur Vickery

Ancestor's date of birth: 28/09/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 19/03/1902

Cause of Death: Enteric Fever [Typhoid]

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Kroonstad, South Africa, St Paters Anglican Cathedral, Adelaide, South Australian State Memorial North Terrace, Australian War Memorial, Mintaro War Memorial, South Australia.

Service Number: 402

Colony or State of enlistment: SA. Place of Enlistment: Adelaide

Unit: 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/02/1991

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive the Boer War

Murray Page: 373 and 391

Contingent: Fifth South Australian.

Ship: Ormazan, Date of Sailing: 14/02/1991

Memorial details: Kroonstad, South Africa; St Paters Anglican Cathedral, Adelaide; South Australian State Memorial North Terrace; Mintaro War Memorial, South Australia; Australian War Memorial, Canberra.


  

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, Orange Free State, Cape Colony, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: The local paper said of him "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."

Reasons to go and fight: Looking for adventure.

Details of service in war: March 1901 - March 1902 in Free State including defence of Graspan where five dead (6 June 1901) and charge at Grootvlei (2 August 1901). I have letters he wrote home to his sister Clara Mary Vickery [Mintaro] whom he was very close to. The letters tell of a hard life fighting the Boers. Served under De Lisle, and other generals. Because of his horsemanship he was utilised as a horse breaker.

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive the Boer War.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Barry David Vickery, Aberglasslyn NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great uncle


 

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