The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Corporal Henry Gatliff

Ancestor Details


Ancestor's date of birth: 26/01/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 04/08/1962

Cause of Death: Old age

Service Number: 26

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Melbourne (enlisted earlier in South Africa)

Unit: Canadian Scouts and 6 Bn Aust Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 13/03/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Evidence of post Boer War service not provided.

Murray Page: 326

Contingent: Third Australian

Ship: Travelled privately to South Africa to serve with the Canadian Scouts

Ship: Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 19/05/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with two clasps (OFS, Tvl) King's South Africa Medal with two clasps (SA01, SA02).

Personal Characteristics: Occupation Vigneron.

Reasons to go and fight: Queen, King and Country

Details of service in war: Enlisted Can. Scouts June 21, 1901 at Cape Town, discharged Canadian Scouts January 23, 1902 (Time Expired). Promoted Corporal, Scott's Railway Guards (456) March 13, 1901. Slightly wounded at Kromdraai, October 12, 1901. Enlisted in the ACH as a private, 6 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse arrived after the war ended.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 7 August 1902 on Britannic. No further details of his life provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Frank Gatliff, Chatswood NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Son


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