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Trooper George Mortimer

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: George Frederick Mortimer

Ancestor's date of birth: 11/06/1882

Ancestor's date of death: 19/11/1961

Cause of Death: Natural causes. Aged 79 years.

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Enlisted as a Student

Service Number: 384

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

Unit: 1 Troop, C Squadron, 2 NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 18/02/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): TPR, Date Effective: 12/06/1902

Murray Page: 118

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 17/03/1901

Memorial details: Nil

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with five clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Strong, fit, patriotic. Enlisted at 19 years of age as a Student.

Reasons to go and fight: Not known.

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in west then east Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: After discharge spent all his working life with the Post Master General's Department (now Australia Post).

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Michael John (known as John) Mortimer, EPPING NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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