The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper George Mortimer|
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).
Name of Descendant: Michael John (known as John) Mortimer, EPPING NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson