The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Sergeant Henry Gay|
Ancestor's Name: Henry (known as Howard in Boer War records) Gay
Ancestor's date of birth: 1880
Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided
Cause of Death: Detail not provided
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Was a permanent soldier with the South Australian Artillery at Fort Largs. His NOK is shown as living in North Adelaide
Service Number: 33 and 966
Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: Adelaide
Unit: 3rd South Australian Citizens Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 01/06/1900
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War service
Murray Page: 354 and 379
Contingent: Third South Australian and First Australian Commonwealth
Ship: SS Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 27/02/1900
Ship: SS Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 20/02/1902
Other Boer War Service: Also served in 'D' Squadron 2ACH as its Sgt/Trumpeter
Memorial details: Detail not provided.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Rhodesia and Transvaal clasps. King's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: 171 cm tall, Brown eyes, Dark Complexion and Dark hair.
Reasons to go and fight: Adventure and wishing to pursue his profession of arms.
Details of service in war: Enlisted as a Cpl/Trumpeter and was promoted in June 1900 to Sgt/Trumpeter. Service: April 1900 - April 1901 with 3SACB in Rhodesia and west Transvaal. March - May 1902 with 2ACH on Natal border and west Transvaal.
Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided.
Name of Descendant: Lawrence Gay, Lemon Tree Passage NSW 2319
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew
Name of Descendant: David Gay, Rupertswood QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Nephew