The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private Fred Bonsall

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Fred Bonsall

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/12/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 16/08/1950

Cause of Death: age related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: No details provided

Service Number: 5145

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Australia, Place of Enlistment: Derby UK

Unit: 8th Coy 4th Bn Imperial Yeomanry

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 01/02/1900

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

Murray Page: Not applicable did not serve in an Australian unit

Contingent: 1st Imperial Yeomanry Contingent

Ship: No details provided

Memorial details: No details provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State and SA 1901 clasps

Personal Characteristics: No details provided

Reasons to go and fight: No details provided

Details of service in war: Arrived in South Africa 21 February 1900. The 4th Bn was primarily tasked with operations in the Orange Free State but given the nature of the war some of its companies would have spent time deployed away from the battalion in other areas for operations

Service and life after the Boer War: No details provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Peter Bonsall Boone, Balmain NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: grandson


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