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Trooper Arthur Huskisson

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Arthur Frederick Huskisson

Ancestor's date of birth: 23/08/1867

Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1948

Cause of Death: Old age.

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Born at Epperstone, Nottingham and entered into the English Navy in 1880 as a cadet. He was enlisted on the HMS Worcester. First voyage in 1882 on the Mikado and 2nd voyage on the Serapis.

Service Number: 7

Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: Adelaide

Unit: 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles

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

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 350

Contingent: Second South Australian

Ship: Surrey, Date of Sailing: 21/01/1900

Memorial details: Cheltenham Cemetary

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen of South Africa Medal with Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast, Cape Colony, Orange Free State and South Africa 1901 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Gentleman

Reasons to go and fight: ?

Details of service in war: Served March 1900 - March 1901 in northwest Cape Colony, Free State, and east Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Chief meat inspector at the Adelaide abattoirs.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Wendy Lathey, Wattle Park SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandaughter


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