The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Edgar Tamsett|
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.
Name of Descendant: Gregory Tamsett, Coogee NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson
Name of Descendant: Edward Cronin Tamsett, Young NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Son