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Major Robert Lenehan

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor:  Robert William Lenehan

Ancestor's date of birth: 16/08/1865

Ancestor's date of death: 20/05/1922

Cause of Death: Cirrhosis of the Liver

Service Number: Officer, no service number.

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

Unit: 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles and Bushveldt Carbineers

Rank attained in Boer War: Major Date Effective: 01/02/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Lieutenant Colonel Date Effective: 01/01/1913

Murray Page: 62

Contingent: 1st New South Wales

Ship: Not known Date of Sailing: 02/1900

Memorial details: Buried in Sydney

Decorations: Volunteers Officers Decoration (VD), QSA with 6 clasps, KSA with 2 date clasps

Personal Characteristics: Excellent Horseman Lawyer, A larger than life solicitor who was an excellent leader.

Reasons to go and fight: He was a member of the New South Wales Military Forces before the war. He enlisted on 20 October 1990, aged 25, and had reached the rank of Major by 1898. He wanted to serve and dropped a rank to do so.

Details of service in war: Click Here for his biography and details of his service. He had the dubious honour of commanding he Bushveldt Carbineers.

Post war Service: Served in the militia until the end of World War 1. President 2nd Miltary District Courts Martial for deserts (Oct 1st 1915) - Commanding Officer Australian Imperial Force Light Horse Training Camp - Menange May 16th 1916.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Cantello Bellay, Karabar ACT

Name of Descendant: John Lenehan, Lane Cove NSW

Name of Descendant: Paul Anthony Lenehan, Lane Cove NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Emma Elizabeth Lenehan, Lane Cove NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Robert Eric Lenehan, Yamba NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Eldest Grandson

Name of Descendant: Mary-Rose Corser, Townsville QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand-daughter

Name of Descendant: Susan Mae Stockham, Townsville QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: great grand-daughter

Name of Descendant: Matthew Robert Stockham, Townsville QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: great grand-son

Name of Descendant: William Charles Joseph Stockham, Townsville QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: great great grandson

Name of Descendant: Keily Lorraine Bull, Townsville QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: great great grand-daughter

Name of Descendant: Renee Susan Bull, Townsville QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: great great grand-daughter

Name of Descendant: Stacie Maree Stockham, Townsville QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: great great grand-daughter

Name of Descendant: Jane Natty (Nee Lenehan), Bairnsdale VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: great great grand-daughter

Name of Descendant: Timothy Robert Natty, Bairnsdale VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great great grandson

Name of Descendant: Samuel Robert Natty, Bairnsdale VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great great grandson

Name of Descendant: Laura Louise Blainey, Double Bay NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great great grand-daughter

Name of Descendant: Peter Gregory Lenehan, Pymble NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Marigold Patricia Costello, Young NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Robert David E Lenehan, Guyra NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand Son

Name of Descendant: James William R Lenehan, Guyra NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: G.G Grand Son

Name of Descendant: Sarah Catherine Lenehan, Guyra NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: G.G.Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Annabelle Francis Lenehan, Guyra NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: G.G. Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Margaret Nowland, StIves NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: GrandDaughter

Name of Descendant: Catherine Vere Wilson, Hinton NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: great granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Thomas Eric Alexander Wilson, Hinton NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: great great grandson

Name of Descendant: Mary-Ann Nowland, Hallidays Point NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: great grand daughter

Name of Descendant: Michael Lenehan, Westleigh NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Robert Lenehan, Wahroonga NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Justin Lenehan, O'Conner ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Bede Lenehan, Macquarie Park NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Gregory John Blainey, Waverton NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Susan Mathews, Lakewood NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

 


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