The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Sergeant Frederick Tyrrell|
Ancestor's Name: FREDERICK WILLIAM TYRRELL
Ancestor's date of birth: 28/04/1874
Ancestor's date of death: 07/04/1945
Cause of Death: Cerebral Thrombosis
Service Number: 208
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Not known
Unit: NSW Citizens' Bushmen - B Squadron
Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: Whilst on active service
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No post war service
Murray Page: 80
Contingent: Third New South Wales
Ship: Atlantian or Maplemore Date of Sailing: 28/02/1900
Memorial details: He is buried in the Anglican Cemetery at Tabulam, in northern NSW.
Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps
Personal Characteristics: Gentleman.
Reasons to go and fight: Patriotic and seeking adventure
Details of service in war: April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), and in northern Transvaal, great De Wet hunt (February - March 1901) and advance on Petersburg.
Service and life after the Boer War: After he returned to Australia on the troop ship, "Morayshire", he variously worked as a Vigneron and grazier.
Name of Descendant: MURRAY BRUCE TYRRELL, POKOLBIN NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: GRAND-UNCLE
Name of Descendant: William Horne, Wavell Heights QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Son