The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Ernest Appleby|
Name of Ancestor: Ernest Albert Appleby
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1880
Ancestor's date of death: 1962
Cause of Death: Old Age
Service Number: 1471
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided
Unit: B Squadron, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.
Murray Page: 128
Contingent: Fifth New South Wales.
Ship: Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 15/03/1901
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Decorations: QSA Clasps: TVL, OFS, SA 1901, SA 1902
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: The 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles was attached to Colonel Rimmingtons column from 2 May 1901 until 28 April 1902. They took part in operations in the Eastern Transvaal and Eastern Orange Free State 1901-02 including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1901). They also took part in drives in 1902 at Harrismith capturing 251 persons 26,000 cattle and 2000 horses. There was also a MG section attached.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 3 June 1902, no further details provided.
Name of Descendant: Leonie Smyth, Marrickville NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter