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Private Arthur Smith

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Arthur Frederick Smith

Ancestor's date of birth: 03/06/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 19/11/1944

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Service Number: 165

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

Unit: 6th Qld Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment.

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No further military service able to be traced.

Murray Page: 513

Contingent: Sixth Queensland

Ship: Victoria, Date of Sailing: 04/04/1901

Memorial details: Interred in the Cleveland Cemetery Qld

Decorations: King's South Africa Medal with 1901 and 1902 clasps

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Patriotic

Details of service in war: May 1901 - April 1902 in Transvaal, Orange Free State, Cape Colony. The 6th served side by side with the 7th New Zealanders during the greater part of 1901 and the first three months of 1902.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia on 17 June 1902. Listed as Co-Founded Redland Bay Primary School and also Co-Founded Thornlands Primary School (1910) in Redlands City (Shire then)in school's annuls. Married and had 2 female children that we know of.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Don Neil, Upper Kedron QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Michelle Maree Neil, Capalaba QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand Daughter


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