The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private Edward Honan

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Edward Honan

Ancestor's date of birth: 21/05/1861

Ancestor's date of death: 1929+?

Cause of Death: Place, time and cause of death not known

Service Number: 528

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC Place of Enlistment: Melbourne

Unit: 3rd Victorian Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment

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

Murray Page: 248

Contingent: Third Victorian

Ship: Euralus, Date of Sailing: 10/03/1900

Memorial details: Detail not available

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Born near Burra South Australia. Worked as a boundary rider, bush labourer.

Reasons to go and fight: not known

Details of service in war: April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including skirmish at Koster River where six killed (22 July 1900), and in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt including charge at Wolwekuil (14 February 1901) and advance on Pietersburg.

Service and life after the Boer War: No details of his life after leaving for South Africa in 1900. His relatives thought he was still alive when his mother died in 1929.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Geoffrey James Honan, Boyne Island QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grandson of a cousin


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