The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Special Correspondent Andrew Paterson

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Andrew Barton Paterson

Ancestor's date of birth: 17/02/1874

Ancestor's date of death: 05/02/1941

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Service Number: Not Applicable

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD Place of Enlistment: Not provided

Unit: War correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald

Rank attained in Boer War: Special Correspondent, Date Effective: 11/1899

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Major, Date Effective: 1918

Murray Page: Not included in Murray

Contingent: With 2nd NSW Lancers

Ship: SS Kent, Date of Sailing: 28/10/1899

Memorial details: Not provided

Decorations: WW1 medals only

Personal Characteristics: Poet

Reasons to go and fight: Curiosity and patriotism

Details of service in war: Andrew (Banjo) Paterson, the great Australian poet, was a War Correspondent. No other information given by descendant. CLICK HERE for biography.

Service and life after the Boer War: Served in WW2 eventually being promoted Major.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Rosamund Campbell, Bowral NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter

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