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Private Alexander Brown

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ian Leigh Sayers, Hawker ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

 


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