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Trooper George Linfoot

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: George Broadly Linfoot

Ancestor's date of birth: 14/03/1881

Ancestor's date of death: 13/01/1964

Cause of Death: Pneumonia, heart failure

Service Number: 39

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

Unit: A Squadron, 1st Battlion Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 14/01/1902

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

Murray Page: 169

Contingent: First Australian

Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 18/02/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: King's South Africa Medal with 1902 clasp

Personal Characteristics: Expert marksman

Reasons to go and fight: Unable to say

Details of service in war: Operations: 'The battalion proceeded on the 19 March 1902 by train from Durban to Newcastle and thence to Klerksdorf on the 10th April arriving at the latter place on the 13th. Joined column under the command of Colonel De Lisle,which formed part of Thornycroft's Brigade. This column was inspected by Lord Kitchener on the 22 April, who expressed himself as pleased with the appearance of men and horse' (Lt Col P.L Murray Australian Military Contingents to South Africa.)

Service and life after the Boer War: No evidence of further military service, however, as a marksman he won a world record score of 105/105 in 1925. No other details of his subsequent life provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ken Linfoot, Leonay NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Harold Linfoot, Springwood NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Son

Name of Descendant: Margaret Lane, Scotts Head NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter


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