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Trooper Frank Seymour

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Frank Baltch Seymour

Ancestor's date of birth: 25/10/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 17/04/1959

Cause of Death: Cerebral thrombosis, progressive senility, arteriosclerosis - progressive

Service Number: 574

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

Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles

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

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 18/01/1915

Murray Page: 120

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales.

Ship: Custodian or Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 17/03/1901

Memorial details: Roman Catholic cemetery, Northern Suburbs, Sydney (was C of E in 1915)

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, SA 1091 ans SA1902 clasps. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Born at Peel near Bathurst, where the family had a cherry orchard. Good sense of humour, bit of a larrakin, got on very well with most people. Height: 182 cm, weight: 71 kg, fair complexion, fair hair, blue eyes.

Reasons to go and fight: Unknown

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in west then east Transvaal. Wounded 10 May 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 4 June 1902. Worked as a labourer. Enlisted in the AIF 18 January 1915, 13 Bn, 5th Reinforcements, service number 2021, served in France as a cook. Mum says he bought home what he called a 'dog biscuit' which was a standard issue to the troops, he framed it and had it on his wall. Rode in rodeos. Worked at timber cutting, blacksmithing, Frank married Annie Jane Organ in 1917 in Sydney, they had a son and a daughter. Descendants are all from Franks daughter, son killed aged 25 yrs in an accident.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Jean Elaine Coles, Greta NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandaughter

Name of Descendant: Sylvia Anne Coles, Rockdale NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandaughter

Name of Descendant: Daniel Curtis, Greta NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: great great grandson

Name of Descendant: Ellen Wilkinson, Rockdale NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Glen Curtis, Greta NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: great grandson

Name of Descendant: Nicole Curtis, Greta NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: great granddaughter

 


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