The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper Edwin Trounson

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Edwin Ned Trounson

Ancestor's date of birth: 28/05/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 28/05/1945

Cause of Death: miner's complaint (lungs)

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Baker and prospector.

Service Number: 40710 (DS), then 33725 (RH)

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Australia, Place of Enlistment: Most likely Cape Town South Africa.

Unit: Driscoll's Scouts then Roberts' Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1900

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

Murray Page: Not applicable, did not serve in an Australian unit.

Contingent: Not applicable.

Ship: Travelled privately to South Africa.

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Province, Orange Free State and Transvaal clasps (at least); King's South Africa Medal with SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Born in Victoria, but came to Western Aust as a prospector early 1900's.

Reasons to go and fight: don't know

Details of service in war: Served in Driscoll's Scouts from January 1900, initially in the northern Cape, then in the Orange Free State as the war proceeded to the guerilla phase. In early 1901 resigned to join Roberts' Horse. Enlisted in Roberts' Horse 24 April 1901 and served until 3 January 1902 when the unit was disbanded. Roberts' Horse operated in the east and west Transvaal during this time.

Service and life after the Boer War: lived in Meekatharra Western Australia. Had a family of 1 girl, 2 boys before moving to Perth inthe 1940's. Died in Subiaco WA.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Mavis Elizabeth (Mrs) Jones (nee Trounson), Willagee, WA
Relationship to Ancestor: grand-daughter


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