The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper Arthur Wilson

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Arthur John Wilson

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/02/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 10/04/1965

Cause of Death: coronary occlusion

Service and Life Before the Boer War: He was born in New Zealand but at the time of enlistment had moved to Mylor in South Australia with his family. He was a gardener by trade. He was a member of the Defence Rifle Club in his local area

Service Number: 115

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

Unit: 2 troop A Squadron 8 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/04/1902

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

Murray Page: 387

Contingent: Third Australian Commonwealth

Ship: SS St Andrew, Date of Sailing: 02/06/1902

Memorial details: Buried Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: none

Personal Characteristics: Excellent sportsman especially at cricket and a good horseman

Reasons to go and fight: Sense of duty

Details of service in war: The unit arrived after the war was over and saw no service. He returned to Australia on the SS Manchester Merchant in July 1902

Service and life after the Boer War: He moved to Newcastle, NSW after the war and had eight children.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Susan Laundy, Mylor SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Great niece


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