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Trooper Edwin Smith

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Edwin John Smith

Ancestor's date of birth: 07/02/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 26/07/1950

Cause of Death: Detail Consumption

Service Number: 441

Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: Whitwarta

Unit: South Australian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 30/01/1901

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

Murray Page: 373

Contingent: Fifth South Australian

Ship: Ormazan, Date of Sailing: 09/02/1901

Memorial details: Dudley Park Cemetery (16W), South Australia.

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africal Medal with Orange Free State, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: A gentle kind person.

Reasons to go and fight: To serve Queen and country.

Details of service in war: Enlistment 30 Jan 1901, served in South Africa March 1901 - March 1902 in Cape Colony and Free State including defence of Graspan (6 June 1901) and charge at Grootvlei (2 August 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War: Married Martha Maud Milton, four children a distinguished career in the South Australian Railways.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Stuart Lyle Smith, TOWNSVILLE QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grandson

Name of Descendant: Stephen John Smith, Wallaroo SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Troy Ray Smith, New York USA
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grandson


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