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Private George Williams

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: George Wheadon Williams

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/07/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 19/11/1929

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 589

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

Unit: Victorian Bushmen

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

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

Murray Page: 250

Contingent: Third Victorian

Ship: Euryalus, Date of Sailing: 10/03/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Decorations: QSA and five clasps

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1900 - April 1901 as part of Vialls' 3rd Bushmen Regt in Rhodesia under Carington, west Transvaal including skirmish at Koster River where six killed (22 July 1900), and under Plumer in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt including charge at Wolwekuil (14 February 1901) and advance on Pietersburg.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: June 1901 on Morayshire, married Minnie 26 Aug 1902, no further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Russell Thomas Dawe, Apollo Bay VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Elizabeth Margaret Heath nee Williams, Rowville VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: grand daughter

 


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