The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Gunner Francis Verdon|
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
Name of Descendant: Raymond Dennis Verdon, Kooringal NSWRelationship to Ancestor: grandson