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Trooper George Blundell

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: George Manning Blundell

Ancestor's date of birth: 03/10/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 14/10/1957

Cause of Death: Car Accident

Service and Life Before the Boer War: He was born at Upper Colo NSW and at the time of enlistment was living at Kurrajong, NSW. His profession was stated as labourer.

Service Number: 90

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

Unit: A squadron (NSW Lancers) 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/04/1902

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

Murray Page: 186

Contingent: Third Australian Commonwealth

Ship: SS Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 14/05/1902

Memorial details: Buried at Kurrajong NSW

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: nil

Personal Characteristics: 177 cm tall, blue eyes, fair complexion, black hair

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: This unit arrived after the peace was signed and saw no active service

Service and life after the Boer War: In remained in the Kurrajong, Lower Portland Area all of his life. By profession he was an orchardist and auctioneer

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: John Backhouse RFD, Oakville NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew

 


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