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Sergeant Archibald Nowland

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Archibald Frederick Nowland

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1872

Ancestor's date of death: 30/06/1938

Cause of Death: Natural causes.

Service Number: 1624

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

Unit: 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: Not known

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 11/10/1915

Murray Page: 135

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 15/01/1901

Memorial details: Buried at Rookwood cemetery, Sydney

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Labourer from Muswellbrook for his entire life. Had some prior service in the Royal Australian Artillery (2 years, 2 months). Height: 1.82 m, weight: 82.6 kg (1915).

Reasons to go and fight: Unknown.

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and east Transvaal including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1901). CLICK HERE for more details on 3NSWMR in South Africa.

Service and life after the Boer War: He went back to working at Muswellbrook as a labourer. Married Alice and had three sons. Served in the AMF (no active service) during WWI from 11 October 1915, 23 March 1916.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Oliver Sieur, Mosman NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: A first cousin of my great, great uncle, WR Nowland who is also listed on this database.


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