The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Andrew Thompson|
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.
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