The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private Harold Smith

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Harold Hubert Kennedy Smith

Ancestor's date of birth: 21/10/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 07/02/1937

Cause of Death: heart attack.

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Stockman

Service Number: 270

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane

Unit: 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1901

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

Murray Page: 499

Contingent: Fifth Queensland

Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 06/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, Orange Free State, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: April 1901 - March 1902 in east Transvaal, Free State including defeat at Mokari Drift (27 September 1901), and Natal border campaign including stand at Onverwacht (4 January 1902) where 13 died and 17 wounded.

Service and life after the Boer War: Bookeeper, accountant.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Bruce William Peden, Yungaburra QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: grandson

Name of Descendant: Ian Douglas Peden, Atherton QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: grandson


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