The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Alfred Cuttriss|
Ancestor's Name: Alfred Percival Cuttriss
Ancestor's date of birth: 05/11/1879
Ancestor's date of death: 18/07/1967
Cause of Death: Old age
Service Number: 391
Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided.
Unit: 3rd Victorian Citizen's Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not provided.
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided.
Murray Page: 245
Contingent: 3rd Victorian
Ship: Euryalus, Date of Sailing: 10 March 1900
Returned Ship: Morayshire, Date of Sailing: June 1901
Memorial details: Detail not provided.
Decorations: Received the Queen's medal, South Africa bar, Oranage Free State bar, Transvaal bar, 1901 Bar.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.
Details of service in war: In South Africa April 1900 - April 1901 as part of Vialls' 3rd Bushmen Regt in Rhodesia under Carington, west Transvaal including skirmish at Koster River where six killed (22 July 1900), and under Plumer in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt including charge at Wolwekuil (14 February 1901) and advance on Pietersburg. He was also at the seige where Kitchener releived the soliders, didn't received bar for this action.
Service and life after the Boer War: My grandfather on return owned his own farm in Inverloch, South Gippsland, Victoria, he also ran a ferry boat service from French Island to the mainland, retired and in old age lived with family and than nursing home until his death. I believe that he served in the home army during the WW1.
Name of Descendant: Margaret Ann Mitchelson, Yarraville VIC,
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter