The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private George Stenhouse

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: George Stenhouse

Ancestor's date of birth: 09/12/1872

Ancestor's date of death: 04/02/1949

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service and Life Before the Boer War: 4 years. Queensland Scottish Volunteers, Rockhampton. (April 1892-1899). Recorded in 'Morning Bulletin' Rockhampton. 25/12/1899

Service Number: 32

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Rockhampton

Unit: 2nd Queensland Mounted infantry

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1900

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

Murray Page: 460

Contingent: Second Queensland

Ship: Maori King, Date of Sailing: 13/01/1900

Memorial details: unknown

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queens South African Medal with clasps: Cape Colony, Driefontein, Johannsburg and Diamond Hill.

Personal Characteristics: black hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion, 173 cm tall, 70 kg.

Reasons to go and fight: unknown

Details of service in war: March 1900 - March 1901 in Free State, west and east Transvaal; joined to 1st Qld Mounted Infantry April - November 1900, part of Australian Mounted Infantry Brigade November 1900 - March 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned on the Toravio 3 May 1901, discharged 17 May 1901. Married 1902. Occupation bridge carpenter with railway 1903. lived Rose street Rockhampton 1909. lived Upper Dee. Later lived in a home (with a wide veranda) behind the Lakes Creek Hotel. (It is said George may have built one of these homes.) 1922 his wife passed away leaving him with 8 children aged from 3 to 15. George married again 1923. He had a lovely garden of vegtables & flowers and one grandchild said she loved to visit his display of topiary made of animals, kangaroos ect. He also supplied the Nuns who lived nearby with honey from his numerous hives but apparently never spoke to them. (This information has been collected with the help of cousins Jill, Margaret, Joan and Dorothy.)

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Joyce Frances Stenhouse-Brown, Stafford Heights QLD 4053
Relationship to Ancestor: grand daughter


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