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Sergeant Frederick Tyrrell

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

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

 


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