The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private David Priest|
Name of Ancestor: David William Priest
Ancestor's date of birth: 09/06/1879
Ancestor's date of death: 16/05/1972
Cause of Death: Detail not provided.
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Detail not provided.
Service Number: 15
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane
Unit: 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1901
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.
Murray Page: 493
Contingent: Fifth Queensland
Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 06/03/1901
Memorial details: Detail not provided.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.
Details of service in war: April 1901 - March 1902 in east Transvaal, Free State including defeat at Mokari Drift (27 September 1901), and Natal border campaign including stand at Onverwacht (4 January 1902) where 13 died and 17 wounded.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 30 April 1902 on the St Andrew and from Sydney. No further details provided.
Name of Descendant: David (Bill) Priest, Brighton QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Son
Name of Descendant: Beryl Daniels, Camphill QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter
Name of Descendant: Beverley Marjorie Wood (Priest), Coorparoo QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter