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Private Frank Tanner

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Frank Tanner

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: Detail not provided

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Applicable, Place of Enlistment: Manchester

Unit: Manchester Regiment

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: Not Applicable

Contingent: Not Applicable

Ship: Detail not provided

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Transvaal, Orange Free State, South Africa 1902 clasps to Queens SA Medal

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Anecdotally I believe to get out of the British Midlands!

Details of service in war: Transvaal, Orange Free State

Service and life after the Boer War: Pte Tanner joined the Manchester Rgt and spent approx three years in SA, and emigrated directly from SA to Australia on completion of his service. The Queen's Medal I have of his (passed on by my late Grandmother) details his service number and the fact he served in the Manchester Regiment. I have little other information, although wonder whether he served with Australians during the war (and that this was how he was able to directly emigrate).

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Adam John Muckalt
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandfather


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