The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Edgar Vivian|
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.
Name of Descendant: Peter Nicholas Vivian, Glenelg SA
Relationship to Ancestor: great uncle