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Private Henry Hall

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Henry Hall

Ancestor's date of birth: 29/11/1866

Ancestor's date of death: 21/09/1954

Cause of Death: Age related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Henry was born in NSW and was a miner by trade. He worked South Australia for a while and whilst there spent 12 months serving with the South Australian Volunteers. He then moved to the mines in Western Australia before enlisting in the Boer War.

Service Number: 95

Colony or State of enlistment: WA, Place of Enlistment: Perth

Unit: 3rd Western Australian Citizens Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 01/03/1900

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

Murray Page: 411

Contingent: Third Western Australian

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Orange Free State, Transvaal and South Africa 1901 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: Service: April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including skirmish at Koster River (22 July 1900), and in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt, including charge at Wolwekuil (14 February 1901), and advance on Pietersburg; amalgamated with Victorian Citizen Bushmen in 3rd Bushmen's Regoment. It is possible that Henry was at Elands River.

Service and life after the Boer War: No details provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Sue Talbot, St Ives NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece

 


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