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Trooper Farquhar Williamson

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Farquhar George Williamson

Ancestor's date of birth: 26/02/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 13/05/1962

Cause of Death: natural causes

Service Number: 124

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: 1 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse (NSW)

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

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

Murray Page: 174

Contingent: First Australian

Ship: Custodian or Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 16 or 18/02/1902

Memorial details: Details not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: George, the name he went by, worked as a bushman, shearing, fencing, and other jobs around the stations of the time.

Reasons to go and fight: Details not provided

Details of service in war: March - May 1902 on Natal border and west Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 9-13 August 1902 on Drayton Grange. Married Beatrice Jane BAKER 1906 at Quirindi NSW. Lived at Wallabadah where 10 children were born. Farquhar and Beatrice moved their family to Tamworth in 1929. He took a great interest in the soldiers on leave at Tamworth during WW2, joining a group that gave them cups of tea and entertainment while they were on leave in Tamworth.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Stephen Dominic Hobbs, Aberdeen NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Patricia Mary Hobbs, Aberdeen NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter

Name of Descendant: Paul Maxwell Hobbs, Aberdeen NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Dianne Eizabeth Schofield, Tamworth NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: grand daughter

Name of Descendant: Diane Margaret Callinan, Charlestown NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand-daughter

Name of Descendant: James Callinan, Lilyfields NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: great-grandson

Name of Descendant: Emma Elias, Belfield NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: great grand-daughter

Name of Descendant: Max Williamson, Moss Vale NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Joanne Tier, Woonona NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: David Ronald McIlveen, Warral NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson.

Name of Descendant: Helen Elizabeth Tumbers (nee Hobbs), Toronot NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Danielle Therese Reed (nee Tumbers), Wallsend NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Elizabeth Jean Budden (nee Lamb), Muswellbrook NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Paul Maxwell Tumbers, Kilaben Bay NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

 


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