The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper Cecil Vidler

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Cecil Byron Vidler

Ancestor's date of birth: 27/12/1875

Ancestor's date of death: 26/09/1959

Cause of Death: Unknown, was aged.

Service and Life Before the Boer War: No details provided

Service Number: 519

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: No details provided.

Unit: 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

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

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

Murray Page: 121

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

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

Memorial details: No details provided.

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

Personal Characteristics: No details provided

Reasons to go and fight: No details provided

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in west then east Transvaal. In west Transvaal from 23 April 1901 until 1 October 1901 including capture of Potgeitiers' convoy on the Vaal 24 May, and De La Rey's convoy of 106 wagons. In eastern Transvaal where many night marches resulted in the capture of 1,000 prisoners.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 4 June 1902. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Loretta Frino (nee Vidler), Shell Cove NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandaughter


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