The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private George Lye

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: George Albert Lye

Ancestor's date of birth: 03/12/1872

Ancestor's date of death: 19/10/1948

Cause of Death: Cancer Prostate

Service Number: 183

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Unknown- Tamworth?

Unit: 1 NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 01/01/19

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

Murray Page: 63

Contingent: First New South Wales

Ship: Not known, Date of Sailing: 17/01/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, and Transvaal clasps.

Personal Characteristics: A gentle man; a deep thinker & a hard worker. A good husband and father and community man - a friend to many and well respected by all he came in contact with.

Reasons to go and fight: A deep sence of patriotism and a desire to fight for his country.

Details of service in war: Fought in north-west Cape Colony, Free State, and Transvaal. Was invalided out and returned to Australia, arriving back on shore 6 December 1900.

Service and life after the Boer War: Became a tobacco and a rotated crop farmer in the New England region of NSW. Was an enthusiastic fresh water fisherman.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Peter George Cross, Lakelands NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Tony Paul, Cromer NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: He was my Great Grandfather's brother


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