The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper Francis Albert Brien

Ancestor Details

Name of ancestor: Francis (shown as Frank) Albert Brien

Ancestor's date of birth: 10/09/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 16/08/1964

Cause of Death: old age

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Born Oberon, NSW. Noted on enlistment as a labourer.

Service Number: 3550

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Bathurst

Unit: 4th Draft, Imperial Draft

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/04/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 138

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Antillian, Date of Sailing: 05/04/1901

Other Boer War Service: Is noted as being on both the 3NSWIB and 3NSWMR rolls so appears to have served in both units

Memorial details: War Memorial Bathurst NSW

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, Transvaal and SA 1901 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: From April 1901 in Free State East and West Transvaal. Invalided to Australia 14 January 1902 believed to have had Enteric fever.

Service and life after the Boer War: no further service

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Geoffrey Brien Cuthbert, Keiraville NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand son


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