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Sergeant (Shoeing-Smith) Christopher Moran

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Rhonda Winifred Flowers, Woodford NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter


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