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Sergeant Henry Prosser

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Henry Clifton Prosser

Ancestor's date of birth: 08/05/1872

Ancestor's date of death: 30/05/1929

Cause of Death: Died under the 26th surgery for repair to facial injuries sustained on the way to Kroonspruit on 19/07/1900

Service Number: 123

Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: Adelaide

Unit: South Australian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 1900

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not serve after the the Boer War

Murray Page: 361

Contingent: Fourth South Australian

Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony clasp

Personal Characteristics: A member of the South Australian Police.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: June 1900 as part of Imperial Bushmen Regiment in Cape Colony including charge at Bakenkop (3 July 1900). Severely wounded at Palmietfontein 19 July 1900. Invalided to Australia, arriving 23 July 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: Rejoined the Metropolitan Police Force, Adelaide, took up Soldier Settlement block at Mypolonga, South Australia in 1917 where he spent the rest of his life as an orchardist and with his wife Lillian Kate (nee Beer) had six children.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: John Clifton Boundy, Reid ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Betsy Joan Boundy, Reid ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter

Name of Descendant: Pauline Rae Tolmer, Balwyn VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Alexander John Tolmer, Balwyn VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grandson

Name of Descendant: Betsy Helen Tolmer, Balwyn VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Kevin Clifton Prosser, Murray Bridge SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Shirley Ann Valentine, Flagstaff Hill SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Mary Ellen Rawlings, Murray Bridge SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Margaret Lewis, Mypolonga SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Beverley Edith Hayes, Semaphore SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Robert Douglas Prosser, Beechmere QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Eileen Clemence Brimble, Hope Valley SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Allan Lloyd Carpenter, Golden Grove SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Michael William Cooper, Alice Springs NT
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: William Essen Cooper, Murray Bridge SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Jillian Florence Steblina, Modbury SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Joan Rosalie Truscott, Klemzig SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Erica Katharina Boundy, Balmain NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Paul Michael Boundy, Ainslie ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Brian Kingsley Prosser, Port Elliot SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

 


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