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Private Hans Anderson

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Hans Peter Anderson

Ancestor's date of birth: 18/01/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 27/01/1954

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Born in Denmark, emigrated to Australia 1884 with family, father C S Anderson. He was about 5 years old and lived in Swan Creek, Yangan via Warwick. He grew up on his brothers farm from age 11 and was a drover. He initially joined the 3rd contingent but to hospitalisation missed that and went with the 4 QIB.

Service Number: 50

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

Unit: 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1900

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 480

Contingent: Fourth Queensland

Ship: Manchester Port, Date of Sailing: 18/05/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, Transvaal and SA 1901 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: June 1900 - June 1901 in Free State, Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt and advance on Pietersburg and into east Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 5 August 1901 on the Britannic. Died in Westport NZ.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Murray Permain, Doncaster VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Roy David Anderson, Whitby Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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