The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private George Roney

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: George Roney

Ancestor's date of birth: 29 March 1876

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 1135

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Diggora

Unit: 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment

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

Murray Page: 290

Contingent: Fifth Victorian

Ship: Orient, Argus, or City of Lincoln, Date of Sailing: 15/02/1901

Memorial details: VMR Memorial Melbourne

Decorations: Queen's South African Medal with three clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Blacksmith by trade. Height: 187 cm, weight: 76 kg (1914), fair hair, blue eyes, fair complexion.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: March 1901 - March 1902 in east Transvaal and Natal frontier under Beatson then Pulteney, including defeat at Wilmansrust where 18 killed and 42 wounded (12 June 1901), and successful intervention at Onverwacht (4 January 1902); heaviest casualties of any Australian contingent, at Wilmansrust suffered the costliest defeat

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 25 April 1902 on the St Andrew. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Jean Bennett, Ringwood North VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece


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