The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Arthur Furness|
Name of Ancestor: Arthur Henry Furness
Ancestor's date of birth: 28/01/1880
Ancestor's date of death: 12/01/1944
Cause of Death: Not Known
Service Number: 69
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD
Place of Enlistment: Not known most likely Warwick Qld
Unit: 6th Qld Imperial Bushman
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 04/04/1901
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SGT, Date Effective: 15/11/1918
Murray Page: 511
Contingent: Sixth Queensland
Ship: Britanic or Harlech Castle Date of Sailing: 20/8 or 24/9/1901
Memorial details: He is buried in the Toowong Cemetery Brisbane
Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal withTransvaal, Cape Colony, Orange Free State and South Africa 1901 clasps. 1914/15 star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Personal Characteristics: Not known
Reasons to go and fight: Not known
Details of service in the Boer War: He served from the 4 April 1901 to 17 May 1902 in the 6th Qld Imperial Bushmen during the Boer War in South Africa. He was slightly wounded at Mooifontein.
Life and Service after the Boer War: He joined the Australian Imperial Forces on the 7 August 1914; serving in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment in Palestine. On the 15 November 1918 he reached the rank of Sergeant.
Name of Descendant: Colleen O'Leary, Mitchelton QLD