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Private George Provan

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: George Harvey Provan

Ancestor's date of birth: 17/08/1870

Ancestor's date of death: 25/05/1939

Cause of Death: Old age

Service and Life Before the Boer War: George was the sixth child of William and Ann Provan. He started school at 6 years and 8 months at Towoomba Infants School January 1878. No other details provided.

Service Number: 136

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Enoggera, Brisbane

Unit: 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1901

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

Murray Page: 496

Contingent: Fifth Queensland.

Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 06/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, Orange Free State, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: April 1901 - March 1902 in east Transvaal, Free State including defeat at Mokari Drift (27 September 1901), and Natal border campaign including stand at Onverwacht (4 January 1902) where 13 died and 17 wounded.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 30 April 1902 on the St Andrew and train from Sydney. Must have got married and had some children.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Margaret Harvey Connell, Sandstone Point QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandaughter

Name of Descendant: Kenneth Ian Mavor, Kingston ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: greatgrandson

Name of Descendant: Ian George Mavor, Runaway Bay QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: grandson

Name of Descendant: Malcolm Bruce Connell, Tarragindi QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Raymond James Connell, Nth Manly NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Annette Fae Jackson, Lutwyche QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandaughter

Name of Descendant: Florence Catherine Payne, OAM, JP, Andergrove QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Shirley Mavor, Kilsyth VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: David Jeffrey Mavor, Garden Suburb NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Declan George Ferguson Mavor, Garden Suburb NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Ruby Elizabeth Mavor, Garden Suburb NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Grandaughter


 


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