The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Alexander Brown|
Name of Ancestor: Alexander Brown
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/10/1879
Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided
Cause of Death: Detail not provided
Service Number: 2269
Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Melbourne
Unit: A Squadron, 4 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 11/02/1902
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SGT, Date Effective: Detail not available
Murray Page: 320
Contingent: Second Australian
Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 26/03/1902
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and SA 1902 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: A gardiner by trade, height: 176 cm, blue eyes sandy hair, fair complexion.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: Unit arrived too late to see service in South Africa. See Murray extract below with details.
Service and life after the Boer War: Served in the permanent forces, medical corps, rising to the rank of sergeant.
Name of Descendant: Ian Leigh Sayers, Hawker ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson