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Sergeant Arthur Oxford

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Arthur Robert French Oxford

Ancestor's date of birth: 31/03/1882

Ancestor's date of death: 06/11/1917

Cause of Death: Killed in Action - Palestine WW1

Service Number: 192

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane

Unit: 5th Qld Imperial Bushman

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 01/07/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SGT, Date Effective: 01/01/19

Murray Page: 497

Contingent: Fifth Queensland

Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 06/03/1901

Memorial details: He is buried in the Beersheba Commonwealth War Cemetery, Israel. (Grave C. 42)

Decorations: Queen and King's South Africa Medals with clasps 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Personal Characteristics: Height: 1.7 m, weight: 58 kg (1915); of dark complexion and brown eyes; he gave his religion as Methodist

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1900 - March 1902 in east Transvaal, Free State including defeat at Mokari Drift (27 September 1901), and Natal border campaign including stand at Onverwacht (4 January 1902) where 13 died and 17 wounded.

Service and life after the Boer War: His record shows he was killed on 6 November 1917, when serving as a sergeant (prom 2 November 1916 - #2223A) with 12 Company, 3 (ANZAC) Battalion, Imperial Camel Brigade in Palestine.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Jill Matzke, Laidley Heights QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Steve Matzke, Laidley Heights QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Joanna Matzke, Ipswich Qld
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand daughter

Name of Descendant: Casey Matzke, Laidley Heights QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Grandson


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