The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Edward D'arcy|
Name of Ancestor: Edward D'arcy
Ancestor's date of birth: 1868
Ancestor's date of death: 1953
Cause of Death: Coronary Atheroma
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Was a Hotelkeeper
Service Number: 1184
Colony or State of enlistment: Not Australia Place of Enlistment: Johannesburg
Unit: Johannesburg Mounted Rifles
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: When enlisted
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No further service
Murray Page: Not applicable, did not serve in an Australian unit
Contingent: Not Applicable
Ship: Was a resident of South Africa when the war started.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Strong personality and robust and very adaptive
Reasons to go and fight: Duty
Details of service in war: Fought at Belmont. The greater portion of the corps was in the early part of 1901 stationed in the Springs district, Transvaal where they always had the enemy near them and used worthily the opportunities they got. They had casualties at Springs on 6 January 1901 and on several other occasions during the three following months. Towards the close of 1901 and during the first quarter of 1902 the Johannesburg Mounted Rifles were chiefly employed in the Ermelo district of the Transvaal. In May 1902 they crossed the Vaal and had some skirmishes in the Frankfort district of the Orange River Colony. [angloboerwar.com]
Service and life after the Boer War: No further active service.
Name of Descendant: Gregory John Darcy, Sumner Park QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Cousin, his father is my Greatx3 Uncle