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Private George Brown

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: George Ernest Brown

Ancestor's date of birth: 23/06/1870

Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1965

Cause of Death: Not Stated, however on his death bed he stated 'I have lived, it's time to die'. He passed away in the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

Service Number: 382

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane

Unit: 6th Qld Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided.

Murray Page: 517

Contingent: Sixth Queensland

Ship: Victoria, Date of Sailing: 04/04/1901

Memorial details: Pine Rivers, Lawnton or Toowong, Brisbane.

Decorations: King's South Africa Medal with 1901 and 1902 clasps

Personal Characteristics: Tough, gentle, funny, honourable. He was a big tall man with blue eyes.

Reasons to go and fight: To do his bit and possibly monetary reasons.

Details of service in war: May 1901 - April 1902 in eastern Transvaal and Free State. Left South Africa 17th May 1902 on the transport Devon, ariving in Brisbane 17th June 1902.

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Marilla Calvert, Macleay Island QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Niece

 


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