The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Edward Hanson|
Name of Ancestor: Edward Joseph Hanson
Ancestor's date of birth: 05/09/1878
Ancestor's date of death: 26/10/1950
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Service Number: 25
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane
Unit: 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No post war military service.
Murray Page: 460
Contingent: Second Queensland
Ship: Maori King, Date of Sailing: 13/01/1900
Memorial details: QMI Museum Enoggera QLD.
Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Responsible, reliable, sense of humour, concerned with conditions of the soldiers and their horses.
Reasons to go and fight: Unknown - because by 1917 he was a leader of the QLD anti conscription campaign.
Details of service in war: March 1900 - March 1901 in Free State, west and east Transvaal. Met Lord Kitchener and the group was mistaken as English - was also an MP for the first months of his Boer war service.
Service and life after the Boer War: Summary of highlights: founder 1904 of QLD Plumbers and GasFitters Union; founder Buranda ALP Branch 1911; Member QLD Legislative Assembly 1924 to 1947; Speaker QLD Parliament 1939 to 1944.
Name of Descendant: Caroline Mann-Smith, Toowoomba QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter