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Private Arthur Furness

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Colleen O'Leary, Mitchelton QLD


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