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Trooper Andrew Thompson

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Andrew Thompson

Ancestor's date of birth: 05/06/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 27/10/1927

Cause of Death: Pneumonia [not verified] at that time living at Wee Waa NSW

Service Number: 125

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Narrabri

Unit: NSW Citizens Bushmen, A Squadron

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 78

Contingent: Third New South Wales

Ship: Atlantian, Date of Sailing: 28/02/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with 6 clasps Johannesburg, Relief at Mafeking, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Rhodesia and Natal.

Personal Characteristics: Jovial, loved riding horses and music.

Reasons to go and fight: Patriotism. Skilled horseman and bushman.

Details of service in war: April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia under Carington, west Transvaal including defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), and under Plumer in northern Transvaal, great De Wet hunt (February - March 1901) and advance on Petersburg.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia on the 9 May 1901 and disembarked in Sydney 11 June 1901. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Helen Haynes, Kerrs Creek NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece

Name of Descendant: Jack Douglas Thompson, Arcadia Vale NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: son

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