The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Arthur Smith|
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.
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