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Trooper Henry Gurran

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Henry Gurran

Ancestor's date of birth: 10/02/1875

Ancestor's date of death: 29/08/1951

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Service and Life Before the Boer War: He was a tanner by trade but may also have done general agricultural laboring. He enlisted at Scone but noted he was then resident at Denman and gave his next of kin as his mother at Wybong via Muswellbrook. It is likely that he was already serving as a volunteer in the Australian Horse at Muswelbrook

Service Number: 260

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

Unit: C (Australian Horse) Squadron, 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 28/04/1902

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

Murray Page: 191

Contingent: Third Australian Commonwealth

Ship: SS Columbrian, Date of Sailing: 22/05/1902

Memorial details: Details not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Nil

Personal Characteristics: Strict morals, great sense of humour 180 cm tall, grey eyes dark brown hair and medium complexion.

Reasons to go and fight: Patriotism and adventure

Details of service in war: The unit arrived after the war was over and saw no action

Service and life after the Boer War: He married Ada E Harris at Muswelbrook in 1904 and on his death was noted as a retired engine driver

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Peter Williams, North Epping NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Son

 


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