The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Corporal Alfred Watson|
Ancestor's Name: Alfred James Watson
Ancestor's date of birth: 1879
Ancestor's date of death: 22/01/1954
Cause of Death: Age related
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Born at Albury.
Service Number: 62
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Riverina
Unit: 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 06/08/1902
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War ervice.
Murray Page: 164
Contingent: Fifth New South Wales, Horsfall's 200, Departed with Second Commonwealth Contingent
Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 02/04/1902
Memorial details: Buried at Howlong NSW
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and South Africa 1902 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: The arrival of Horsfall's Riverina 200 built 3NSWIB up to its full operating strength. These recuits were assigned to existing Squadrons in Grundy's case to 'A' sqn making up a six Squadron regiment. The war ended only a few weeks after the arrival of these reinforcements and they were involved mainly in internal security duties and in disarming surrendering Boer soldiers.
Service and life after the Boer War: Most likely returned on the Drayton Grange no further details provided.
Name of Descendant: Helen Noelene Phibbs, Oxley ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece