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Private Edgar Vivian

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Edgar Vyvyan Vivian

Ancestor's date of birth: 14/11/1881

Ancestor's date of death: 02/06/1970

Cause of Death: natural

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Son of Nicholas and Catherine. Worked as a carpenter at Moonta SA.

Service Number: 2743

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

Unit: 4 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse (SA)

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 05/02/1902

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

Murray Page: 384

Contingent: Second Australian

Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 26/03/1902

Memorial details: Buried West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide SA

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with SA 1902 clasp.

Personal Characteristics: Height 168 cm.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: Unit did not see service. Treckked from Kitchener's Kop in Natal to Volksrust on the Transvaal border.

Service and life after the Boer War: Arrived back in Australia 24 July 1902 on the Norfolk. Was married to Alice Daisy. Mechanical engineer lived Chatsworth Grove, Toorak Gardens, South Australia.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Peter Nicholas Vivian, Glenelg SA
Relationship to Ancestor: great uncle

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