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Private (later Lance Corporal) Forrester Muir

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Forrester Henry Muir

Ancestor's date of birth: 15/05/1871

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 201

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

Unit: 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry

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

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): LCPL, Date Effective: 01/01/1917

Murray Page: 452

Contingent: First Queensland

Ship: Cornwall Date of Sailing: 01/11/1899

Memorial details: Queensland Mounted Infantry Museum Enoggera

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps, 1915-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Was born in Ayrshire, Scotland. Height: 1.82m Weight: 65 kg (1916).

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: December 1899 - December 1900 in northwest Cape Colony including victory over rebel band at Sunnyside (1 January 1900), Free State, and east Transvaal. Received a bullet wound to the right shoulder.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned per 'Orient' arrived Brisbane 16/01/1901 discharged 23/01/1901. Married Sarah. Enlisted in the AIF 17 January 1916 as a sapper, Served with the 1st Australian Tunneling Company. was wounded in action in France 4 September 1917. Returned to Australia 12 May 1918. Worked before and after World War 1 service as a labourer (miner) in Townsville.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Carol Mary Black, Arana Hills QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: third cousin


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