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Trooper Edgar Spendor

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Edgar Clarence Spendor

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/04/1875

Ancestor's date of death: 12/05/1969

Cause of Death: Old age 94

Service Number: 16

Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: Wayville

Unit: South Australian Citizens' Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No post war service recorded

Murray Page: 355

Contingent: Third South Australian.

Ship: Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 27/02/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Decorations: Queen and King's South Africa medals with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia under Carrington and west Transvaal under Methuen; taken prisoner on 18/8/1900 at Malmani river Buffel Hoek South Africa along with trooper T Skene and a lance corporal E A Wickens.

Service and life after the Boer War: Became magistrate in NSW, JP in South Australia, bred and trained greyhounds. South African War Veterans Association president for South Australia (unknown which years).

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Debra Anne Thalbourne / Collins
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grand Daughter in law, Woodcroft SA


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