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Trooper (later Corporal) George Graham

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: George Ethlebert Graham

Ancestor's date of birth: 27/09/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 07/10/1951

Cause of Death: Heart failure. Health deteriorated after he was attacked whilst on guard duty at Victoria Barracks Sydney.

Service Number: 2147

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

Unit: B Squadron, 3rd NSw Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): CPL, Date Effective: 1941?

Murray Page: 168

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 18/03/1901

Memorial details: Maitland Boer War Memorial

Decorations: Queen's S A medal with clasps,

Personal Characteristics: A tough person used to adversity Born Maitland.George,s father died when he was 7 years old.Family moved to Yamba where he became a baker..

Reasons to go and fight: Unsure of reasons for enlistment but a cousin A Hattersley also enlisted

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and East Transvaal including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War: Apart from sketchy official records nothing is known of his service life. I do not know if he contacted any illness whilst in S A.George married at Bellingen in 1906 He left the North Coast C1920 after his wife died. The remainder of his life was spent in Sydney.G E Graham enlisted for home duties in WW2. Service no N79151.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Noel Gibson, Godwin Beach QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

 


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