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Lance Corporal Later Sergeant Hector Shelley

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Hector Harold Shelley

Ancestor's date of birth: 1873

Ancestor's date of death: 1956

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Stockman on cattle property in Queensland

Service Number: 1075

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

Unit: NSW Imperial Bushman

Rank attained in Boer War: LCPL, Date Effective: Detail Not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SGT, Date Effective: 01/11/1914

Murray Page: 105A

Contingent: Fourth New South Wales

Ship: Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Height 181 cm, weight 81 kg (1914).

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: May 1900 - May 1901 in Rhodesia and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901). Invalided, Australia, arriving 11 June 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: Served in the 7th LH Regiment in WW1 at Gallipoli. Suffered a breakdown and was eventually invalided to Australia and discharged in 1918.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ian McDonald Campbell, Richmond South VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: maternal grandson

Name of Descendant: David Fredericks, Macarthur ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: 3rd cousin 4x removed

Name of Descendant: Michael Barnett, Wahroonga NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Nephew

Name of Descendant: Kerry Anne Jaggers, Barton ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter


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