The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper (Later Warrant Officer Class One) Bernard Tier

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Bernard Vincent Tier (Tiers [Murray])

Ancestor's date of birth: 03/05/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 04/04/1938

Cause of Death: Cerebral Haemorrhage and Chronic Nephritis

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Son of baker in Moruya, NSW; occupation shown on Attestation Form as 'Smelter'.

Service Number: 3349

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: Third New South Wales Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): WO1, Date Effective: 30/08/1917

Murray Page: 142

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 17/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Afrca Medal with Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Height 181 cm, weight 74 kg (1914), of medium complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and East Transvaal including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1902).

Service and life after the Boer War: Worked as a carpenter. Married 'Mrs FK Tier', was living in Paddington NSW in 1914. Joined the AIF 19 September 1914, by December he was a Staff Sergeant. Saw service in Egypt then France in the Australian Army Service Corps. Promoted Warrant Officer Class One 30 August 1917. Returned safely to Australia and was discharged from the AIF 23 April 1919. Was living in Crown Street Wollongong NSW at the time of his death in 1938.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Rodrick Lachlan Tier, WODEN ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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