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Trooper Frederick Watson

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Frederick Wentworth Watson

Ancestor's date of birth: 16/12/1872

Ancestor's date of death: 21/12/1949

Cause of Death: Died 'suddenly'

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Bushman

Service Number: 249

Colony or State of enlistment: TAS, Place of Enlistment: Hobart

Unit: 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 15/03/1901

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

Murray Page: 565

Contingent: Fourth Tasmanian.

Ship: Chicago, Date of Sailing: 27/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

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

Personal Characteristics: Pleasant nature; patient, kind.

Reasons to go and fight: Not sure

Details of service in war: May 1901 - May 1902 in Cape Colony.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 5 August 1901 on the Britannic. Worked for the Hydro on the west coast of Tasmania.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Reginald Andrew Wentworth Watson, Bowen Park. TAS
Relationship to Ancestor: grandson


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