The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper Ernest Appleby

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Leonie Smyth, Marrickville NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter


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