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Trooper George Bowman

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: George Sydney Bowman

Ancestor's date of birth: 1877

Ancestor's date of death: 10/10/1964

Cause of Death: Age Related

Service Number: 8

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

Unit: *D - Company NSW Imperial Bushman

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/01/19

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

Murray Page: 99 and 191

Contingent: Fourth NSW Contingent

Ship: Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900

Other Boer War Service: Trooper 357 'C' Squadron 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse 3rd Australian Contingent departed 22 May 1902 on the transport Columbrian

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: QSA with 5 Clasps: Cape Colony, Transvaal, Rhodesia, OFS and SA 1901.

Personal Characteristics: Height 1.73 m, of fair complexion with Blue eyes.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: * D - Company was Lord Methuen's personal bodyguard whilst NSWIB was under his command. It is a pity they were not with him in 1902, he may have been wounded and captured. NAA 5207 Implies that he served 16 months in South Africa on 1 tour this appears to indicate a further 4 months in another unit, probably 3rd NSW Imperial Bushman. Residence was stated as Botany Sydney. With the NSWIB he served May 1900 - May 1901 in Rhodesia and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901). The 5 ACH did not see active service.

Service and life after the Boer War: In civilian life he was a Drover, he was also a widower.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ray Green, Oberon NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew

Attestation document courtesy the National Archives of Australia"


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