The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper Conrad Taylor

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Conrad Cameron Taylor

Ancestor's date of birth: 19/07/1872

Ancestor's date of death: 28/11/1950

Cause of Death: Not Stated

Service Number: 4583

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Applicable, Place of Enlistment: Cape Town, South Africa.

Unit: Roberts' Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 24/04/1900

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

Murray Page: Not applicable did not serve in an Australian unit

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: Detail not provided

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Enlisted 24 April 1900 and discharged 20 March 1901. This Regiment were with Ridley and Ian Hamilton in the advance from Bloemfontein to Pretoria. They were also with the 5th Mounted Infantry Corp under Lt COL Dawson and Marshalls Horse. Other action seen by this unit was at Diamond Hill,Prinsloo,Heidelberg,Stinkoutboom and the pursuit of De Wit and his men across the Vaal. The regiment was present in Pretoria as representing the South African Forces at the ceremony of proclaiming the annexation on the 25 October 1900.

Service and life after the Boer War: No details provided of his life after the war.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Nance Le Merle, Glenbrook NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter


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