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Trooper Alfred Whye

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Alfred Ernest Whye

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 28/04/1969

Cause of Death: Old Age

Service and Life Before the Boer War: No details provided

Service Number: 3067

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/04/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 142

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales.

Ship: SS Antillian, Date of Sailing: 05/04/1901

Memorial details: Details not provided

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

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: He originally enlisted in the 4th Draft (spare) of the Imperial Draft Contingent which was designed to reinforce the existing units in South Africa but was later transferred to 3NSWMR. Service: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and East Transvaal including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1902).

Service and life after the Boer War: He emigrated to New Zealand where he married and had five children. He worked on the railways.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Kathryn Whye, Bacchus Marsh VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

 


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