The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Sergeant George Ve'all|
Name of Ancestor: George Fairfax Ve'all
Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided
Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided
Cause of Death: Detail not provided
Service Number: 58, 565
Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Langwarrin
Unit: 1 Victorian Mounted Rifles and 2 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse
Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 12/02/1902
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War Service
Murray Page: 313, 313
Contingent: First Victorian and First Australian
Ship: Medic, Date of Sailing: 28/10/1899 (1 VMR)
Ship: St Andrew, Date of Sailing: 12/02/1902 (2 ACH)
Memorial details: VMR Memorial Melbourne
Decorations: Queen and King's South Africa Medals with clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: With the 1 VMR from November 1899 in northern Cape Colony including defence of Pink Hill where five killed (12 February), in Free State, and in east Transvaal, Invalided, Australia, arriving 02/08/1900. With 2 ACH March - May 1902 on Natal border and west Transvaal.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia on Drayton Grange, 11 July 1902. Son George William Veall served in the 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train during World War 1. No more detail provided.
Name of Descendant: Steven William Collins, Deakin ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Nephew