The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private Arthur Gray

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Arthur Alva Gray

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1876

Ancestor's date of death: 25/04/1917

Cause of Death: KIA at Ypres whilst serving with 1st Australian Tunnelling Company

Service Number: 92

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1900

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SPR, Date Effective: 21/01/1916

Murray Page: 481

Contingent: Fourth Queensland

Ship: Manchester Post, Date of Sailing: 18/05/1900

Memorial details: 1st Australian Tunnelling Company Memorial, Hill 60, Ypres.

Decorations: Queen' South Africa Medal with Transvaal clasp Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Must have been a bushman (had to be to be in the QIB) and most likely a miner (most of the tunnelers were).

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Landed June 1900 served in Free State, Transvaal, and battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900). Invalided home to Australia with injury to right leg. Discharged 15/12/1900.  Click Here for more information on the 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

Service and life after the Boer War: Enlisted in Australian Naval and Military Expeditionery Force on 15/12/1914 and served in New Guinea. On 21/1/1916 in Brisbane transferred/reenlisted with AIF and was allocated to the Fourth Tunnelling Company. KIA at Ypres whilst serving with 1st Australian Tunnelling Company.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Alex Mc Naughton, Geebung QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Samuel Hopper, Deagon QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: nephew

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