The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Sergeant (Shoeing-Smith) Christopher Moran|
Ancestor's Name: Christopher Michael Glannon Moran
Ancestor's date of birth: 26/12/1876
Ancestor's date of death: 18/05/1940
Cause of Death: Chronic myocarditis/ Chronic bronchitis/ Emphysema, 10 years
Service Number: 3155
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Riverina
Unit: 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: SGT (Shoeing-Smith), Date Effective: On Enlistment
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 19/04/1918
Murray Page: 157
Contingent: Fifth New South Wales
Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 02/04/1901
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and SA 1901 clasps. British War Medal.
Personal Characteristics: Height: 179 cm, weight: 70 kg (1918)
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: From May 1901 in west then east Transvaal then west Transvaal. Invalided to Australia 11 December 1901.
Service and life after the Boer War: Applied to enlist in Australian Imperial Force 6 April 1918. Rejected 13 April 1918 as unfit for active service. Applied to enlist in Australian Imperial Force 19 April 1918 to serve as Concentration Camp Guard Holdsworthy NSW. Private 19 Apr - 12 Dec 1918, Driver Headquarters Concentration Camp 13 Dec 1918 - 20 Nov 1919. Married Sarah Alice May Green on 26 Aug 1918 after his second application was accepted and when he was at Holsworthy, adopted two and had two children.
Name of Descendant: Rhonda Winifred Flowers, Woodford NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter