The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Francis Albert Brien|
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
Name of Descendant: Geoffrey Brien Cuthbert, Keiraville NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand son