The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Corporal Elijah Olive

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Elijah Olive

Ancestor's date of birth: 08/02/1872

Ancestor's date of death: 26/06/1919

Cause of Death: Influenza / Pneumonia

Service Number: 1074

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Applicable, Place of Enlistment: South Africa

Unit: Prince Alfred's Volunteer Guard

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: Detail not provided

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

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

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: Travelled privately to South Africa, or was a South African resident.

Memorial details: Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial - St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Decorations: Queens South African Medal with Cape Colony clasp

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Unit was a British South African one; it was mounted and employed in many locations during the conflict

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Beatrice Page, Jannali NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter


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