The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper Edward D'arcy

Ancestor Details

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. []

Service and life after the Boer War: No further active service.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Gregory John Darcy, Sumner Park QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Cousin, his father is my Greatx3 Uncle


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