The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper George Lush|
Ancestor's Name: George Amos Lush
Ancestor's date of birth: 23/12/1872
Ancestor's date of death: 09/05/1951
Cause of Death: Age related
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Worked with the South Australian Railways. Served for short time on Port Elliot Council. Captain/Coach of the Murray Bridge rowing club. Very good oarsman.
Service Number: 366
Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: Adelaide
Unit: 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 09/02/1901
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service
Murray Page: 371
Contingent: Fifth South Australian
Ship: Ormazon, Date of Sailing: 09/02/1901
Memorial details: Detail not provided.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Height 178 cm of fair complexion with fair hair and brown eyes.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.
Details of service in war: March 1901 - March 1902 in Free State including defence of Graspan where five dead (6 June 1901) and charge at Grootvlei (2 August 1901).
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to work for South Australian Railways.
Name of Descendant: John Wayne Lush, Kawungan QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Paternal Grandson