The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper Frank Jacobs

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Frank Page Jacobs

Ancestor's date of birth: 27/07/1884

Ancestor's date of death: 12/07/1916

Cause of Death: Complications from a burst appendix. Passed away at the Cottage Hospital, Junee, NSW.

Service and Life Before the Boer War: A boundary rider on enlistment. Born Molong.

Service Number: 1466

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney, NSW

Unit: 3 Bn Aust Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

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

Murray Page: 180

Contingent: Second Australian

Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 02/04/1902

Memorial details: n/a

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: A distinguished looking gentleman. Member of the Junee Masonic Lodge.

Reasons to go and fight: Unknown

Details of service in war: Arrived as the war was ending, no active service seen.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 9-13 August on Drayton Grange. At the time of his enlistment Frank was noted as a Boundary Rider. After Frank returned from South Africa on the Drayton Grange and the Coolgardie he became a Farmer at Carrathool. I assume this is how he met his wife to be Emily. Frank married Miss Emily Chown Pearse the daughter of John (dec'd) and Mary Elizabeth Pearse of 'Pine Grove' Argoon on 11 April 1906. The Pearse family owned many thousands of hectares of land. After their marriage Frank was working for the NSW Railways and moved his family to Junee, NSW. Between February 1907 and December 1915, Frank and Emily had six children. He was working at the Tenandra Pumping Station when he passed away from complications after a burst appendix. His young bride was left to raise six children under the age of ten, the youngest aged just six months.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Nicole Wecker, Westbrook QLD 4350
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grand-daughter.

Name of Descendant: Annette Wade, Bundanoon NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Sandra Skinner, Oyster Bay NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand niece


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