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Private Cecil Fisher

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Cecil Ernest Fisher

Ancestor's date of birth: 31/10/1868

Ancestor's date of death: 09/12/1902

Cause of Death: Malaria

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Miner, Kalgoorlie WA

Service Number: 256

Colony or State of enlistment: WA, Place of Enlistment: Kalgoorlie

Unit: 5th Western Australian Mounted Infantry

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1899

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive the Boer War by much.

Murray Page: 422

Contingent: Fifth Western Australian

Ship: Devon, Date of Sailing: 06/03/1901

Other Boer War Service: Unknown, remained in South Africa after discharge until his death 09/12/1902.

Memorial details: None, buried at Leydsdorp an old mining ghost town 100 km east of Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg) in Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in east Transvaal including defeat at Brakpan where three dead.

Service and life after the Boer War: Died Leydsdorp, a gold mining town in the then Northern Transvaal South Africa 9 December 1902.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Neil Donald Fisher, Merredin WA
Relationship to Ancestor: great great nephew

 


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