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Trooper George Lush

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: John Wayne Lush, Kawungan QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Paternal Grandson


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