The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Ancestor Details


Ancestor's date of birth: 15/01/1877

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not Provided

Cause of Death: OLD AGE

Service Number: 178 & 38

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: D Squadron 1St NSW Mounted Rifles, A Squadron 5th Aust Common Horse

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

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): TPR, Date Effective: 01/01/1916

Murray Page: 69/188

Contingent: See Murray

Ship: Southern Cross, Date of Sailing: 17/01/1900

Ship: Columbian, Date of Sailing: 22/04/1902

Memorial details: NIL

Decorations: Should have both Kings & Queens medal

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Already enlisted in militia

Details of service in war: See Murray

Service and life after the Boer War: WW1 6th Light Horse. Family story says he was stationed at Fovant, and was implicated in digging the Aust badges into chalk hill side.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Phillip Charles SKINNER, EUREKA NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

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