The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private (later Lieutenant) Francis Wallace

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Francis James Wallace

Ancestor's date of birth: 08/11/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 16/04/1906

Cause of Death: Malaria fever

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Detail not provided.

Service Number: 223

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

Unit: 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 01/01/19

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): LT, Date Effective: 1901

Murray Page: 471

Contingent: Third Queensland.

Ship: Duke of Portland, Date of Sailing: 02/03/1900

Memorial details: Holywood cemetery Belfast

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Rhodesia, Transvaal and SA 1900 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including relief of Mafeking (16-17 May 1900), defeat at Koster River (22 July 1900) and defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), and in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), and advance on Pietersburg.

Service and life after the Boer War: Gained a commission in 1900 after his service with the QMI, and served in East Africa with the King's African Rifles. Unfortunately he contracted malaria, after two attacks of fever and sucumbed.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Beth James-Wallace, Cooroy QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandfather's older brother


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