The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper George Williamson

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: George Sutherland Williamson

Ancestor's date of birth: 09/07/1881

Ancestor's date of death: 25/05/1952

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 36, 523

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Units: 1st Victorian Mounted Rifles, 5th Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 225, 312

Contingent: 1st Victorian, 3rd Australian.

Ship: SS Medic, Date of Sailing: 20/10/1899

Ship: St Andrew, Date of Sailing: 12/02/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: South African Medals (Queen's and King's)

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: November 1899 - October 1900 in northern Cape Colony including defence of Pink Hill where five killed (12 February), in Free State, and in east Transvaal; core of Australian Regiment November 1899 - April 1900. Wounded at Windmill Camp (Rensburg), 10 February 1900. 5 bn ACH arrived after war ended. George was attested at Langwarrin 7th January 1902.

Service and life after the Boer War: Police Officer Awarded 1936 Coronation Medal

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ruary Bucknall, Riddells Creek VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

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