The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper Edgar Tamsett

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Edgar Tamsett

Ancestor's date of birth: 11/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 08/07/1944

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Trade a butcher from Chatswood NSW Next of Kin lived at Blacktown

Service Number: 87

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Lancer Barracks Parramatta

Unit: A Sqn, 1 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 18/01/1902

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

Murray Page: 170

Contingent: First Australian Commonwealth

Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 16/02/1902

Memorial details: Buried Waverley Cemetery

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: A butcher by trade. Blue eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion. Height: 175 cm.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: March - May 1902 on Natal border and west Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 9-13 August 1902 on the Drayton Grange. No further detail provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Gregory Tamsett, Coogee NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Edward Cronin Tamsett, Young NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Son


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