The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Babington Macaulay|
Ancestor's Name: Babington Aulay Macaulay (Macauley in Murray)
Ancestor's date of birth: 12/08/1876
Ancestor's date of death: 28/01/1931
Cause of Death: Detail not provided.
Service and Life Before the Boer War: It is believed that he may have been born in Victoria. He was a miner by trade living on enlistment at Blackwood in the Coromandel Valley. On enlistment he was described as a good horseman and a fair shot. Five years cadet service in Victoria and one year service in A Company 2nd South Australian Infantry Regiment.
Service Number: 4
Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: Adelaide
Unit: 2 South Australian Mounted Rifles
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, 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: SS Surrey, Date of Sailing: 21/01/1900
Memorial details: Detail not provided.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Johannesburg Clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.
Details of service in war: Service: March 1900 - October 1900 or March 1901 in northwest Cape Colony, Free State, and east Transvaal; joined to first SA contingent April-October 1900, most of contingent then becoming part of Australian Mounted Infantry Brigade November 1900-March 1901. H. H. Morant was a non-commissioned officer in the contingent. Whilst not listed in Murray the presentation of clasps to this contingent indicates that he was invalided home with illness and only received 3 clasps rather than the five that most got.
Service and life after the Boer War: He and others were welcomed home with a public function at Blackwood in the Coromandel Valley.
Name of Descendant: Barbara Macaulay, Aberfoyle Park SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter-in-Law