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Sergeant George Ve'all

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Steven William Collins, Deakin ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Nephew

 


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