The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Harry Knudson|
Ancestor's Name: Harry Hans Knudson
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1879
Ancestor's date of death: 27/01/1931
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Service Number: 819
Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Melbourne
Unit: Bethune's Mounted Infantry
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 28/04/1900
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): TPR, Date Effective: 28/04/1900
Murray Page: Not Applicable
Contingent: Not Applicable
Ship: Detail not provided, Date of Sailing: Detail not provided
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Decorations: Boer War medals
Personal Characteristics: According to the records I have found, my grandfather was listed as 'illegal' I have not been able to ascertain exactly what this means
Reasons to go and fight: Sorry I do not know.
Details of service in war: Served in Bethune's Mounted Infantry and was wounded at Vryheid.
Service and life after the Boer War: My grandfather was discharged on the 25th November 1900 (my sons birthday, 1982) He then joined the South African police force and as far as I can work out did not come back to Australia for approx 4 years. I have in my possession his 'little black book' that he used for his 'rounds'. When returning to Australia he married my grandmother, Mable Julia Veronica Bradford and they lived in Footscray. He was a painter and decorator. Quite a life this gent had.
Name of Descendant: Orlena Anne Charleston, Reservoir VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter