The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Sergeant Francis Hamilton

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Francis Benjamin Hamilton

Ancestor's date of birth: 21/02/1873

Ancestor's date of death: 29/08/1952

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 2106

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

Unit: A Squadron, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 125

Contingent: 5th New South Wales

Ship: British Princess Date of Sailing: 21/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Detail not provided

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1901-April 1902 in Free State and easy Transvaal under Rimington including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War: Later served in the 1st Australian Horse and 6th Light Horse Gunnedah NSW. Also enlisted in the AIF 17th May 1916 (later discharged due to illness)

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Steven Hamilton, Morwell VIC

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

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