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Trooper Frederick Gooch

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Frederick James Gooch

Ancestor's date of birth: 1882

Ancestor's date of death: 1916

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Labourer

Service Number: 704

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

Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/01/19

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

Murray Page: 114

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

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

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: 20 years of age at discharge, 178 cm in height, Fair complexion, Hazel Eyes, Fair Hair.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

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

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 4 June 1902, no further detail provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Robert James Gooch, Caringbah NSW grandson


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