The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper (Later Lieutenant) George Nugent|
Name of Ancestor: George Nugent
Ancestor's date of birth: 03/1878
Ancestor's date of death: 07/07/1918
Cause of Death: Died of wounds in WW1. Buried Crouy-sur-Somme France
Service and Life Before the Boer War: School Teacher at Queanbeyan NSW. Served 5½ years in cadets.
Service Number: 306
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Queanbeyan
Unit: 1st NSW Mounted Rifles
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR (Bugler), Date Effective: 1900
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): LT, Date Effective: 18/04/1917
Murray Page: 66
Contingent: Second New South Wales.
Ship: Southern Cross, Date of Sailing: 17/01/1900
Memorial details: Crouy-sur-Somme France (III D 26). On War Memorial at Queanbeyan. Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Johannesburg, Driefontein and Diamond Hill clasps. British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.
Details of service in war: February 1900 - March 1901 in Free State, Transvaal, and western Cape Colony including charge at Diamond Hill (12 June 1900). Served as a Bugler.
Service and life after the Boer War: Did not marry. Returned to teaching in Queanbeyan and served in the Citizen's forces, was commissioned in 1914. Joined the AIF (20th Reinforcements 13 Bn) on 16 February 1916 as a second lieutenant; saw service with 20 Bn in France. Promoted lieutenant on 18 April 1917; spent some time on courses in England. Was wounded in action, France, on 6 July 1918 when serving with 13 Bn, died of those wounds at 05:00 on the 7 July 1918 at the 5th Casualty Clearing Station.
Name of Descendant: Dorothy Nugent, Colo Vale NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Cousin to my fathers' father
Name of Descendant: Karen Nugent, Bonnells Bay NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: My grandfathers' fathers' cousin