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Private Frankland Smith

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Frankland Smith

Ancestor's date of birth: 27/04/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 27/12/1949

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 491

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Maryborough

Unit: 4th Imperial Bushmen

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

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

Murray Page: 271

Contingent: Fourth Victorian

Ship: Victorian, Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900

Memorial details: Boer War Memorial Melbourne.

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: A surveyor by profession.

Reasons to go and fight: Proud to be defending the empire

Details of service in war: May 1900 - June 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal under Cape Colony under Henniker including relief of Philipstown (11 February 1901), capture of Boer guns at Read's Drift (23 February), and capture of Boer patrol near Doornkloof (1 March 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Maryborough Vic, Married Edith Beryl Kenden In 1905. They Raised 5 Children, his occupation was a Surveyor, as was his Father and Grandfather

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Sharon June Broad, Maryborough VIC 3465
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandaughter

 


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