The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Corporal Elijah Olive|
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
Name of Descendant: Beatrice Page, Jannali NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter