The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Gunner Francis Verdon

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Francis Joseph Verdon

Ancestor's date of birth: 04/06/1876

Ancestor's date of death: 01/11/1937

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Member of the NSW Permanent Artillery.

Service Number: 3031

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Newcastle?

Unit: A Batttery Royal Australian Artillery

Rank attained in Boer War: GNR (Driver), Date Effective: by 1901

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

Murray Page: 56`

Contingent: Second New South Wales

Ship: Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 15/03/1901

Memorial details: Wagga Wagga

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Clasps.

Personal Characteristics: ?

Reasons to go and fight: ?

Details of service in war: From his arrival in April 1901, he was a driver of horses towing A Battery 18 pounder field guns. He would have been depolyed with one of the two sections, one in West Transvaal working in the Vryburg area, the other around Standerton. The sections are reputed to have provided good service. The battery war recalled to Australia in July 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: Farm labourer. 21 April 1909 married Anna Vonthien at Bulgandra NSW.Had 8 children moved to Goombargna NSW then leased property at Jindera until ill health forced retirement to Wagga Wagga

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Raymond Dennis Verdon, Kooringal NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: grandson


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