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Gunner Frederick Menah

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Frederick James Menah

Ancestor's date of birth: 29/04/1873

Ancestor's date of death: 15/09/1939

Cause of Death: Coronary occlusion, Aortic Stenosis, Atherosclerosis

Service Number: 26

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided.

Unit: Machine Gun section, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry

Rank attained in Boer War: GNR, Date Effective: 01/11/1899

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): CPL, Date Effective: 01/11/1915

Murray Page: 456

Contingent: First Queensland

Ship: Cornwall, Date of Sailing: 01/11/1899

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with six clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Tall slender Irishman.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: December 1899 - December 1900 in northwest Cape Colony including victory over rebel band at Sunnyside (1 January 1900), Free State, and east Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 17 January 1901 on Orient. Served with A Battery at Fort Lytton for a further 5 or 6 years, married Alice Matilda Lee on 7 March 1901, they had 6 children, 2 died as babies leaving 4 daughters, Fred enlisted for the WW1 on 17 September 1915 (webmaster unable to verify). Not very much known of him outside of army life.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Michael Hobbs, Tarragindi QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Brian Keith Webber, Waimate, New Zealand
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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