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Private David Murray

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: David James William Murray

Ancestor's date of birth: 02/04/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 20/09/1967

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Service and Life Before the Boer War: No detail provided

Service Number: 203

Colony or State of enlistment: TAS, Place of Enlistment: Launceston

Unit: No 1 Company 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 01/03/1901

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

Murray Page: 564

Contingent: Fourth Tasmanian

Ship: Chicargo, Date of Sailing: 22/03/1901

Memorial details: Ashes buried at Evandale, Tasmania

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Served May 1901 - May 1902 in Cape Colony.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 5 August 1901 on the Britannic, sadly no further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Marilyne Stevenson, West Launceston TAS
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: David Thomson, Pawtella TAS
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: James Stevenson, Clovelly Park SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: William Stevenson, Campbelltown SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson


 

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