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Trooper Herbert Prosser

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Herbert Edgar Prosser

Ancestor's date of birth: 19/05/1874

Ancestor's date of death: 12/06/1900

Cause of Death: Died from injuries at Durban.

Service Number: 80

Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: South Australia

Unit: South Australian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

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

Murray Page: 361 and 391

Contingent: Fourth South Australian

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

Memorial details: Durban Cemetery, South Africa

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: Thrown from a horse on the wharf whilst disembarking in Durban, South Africa and a passing trolley ran over him and broke his neck - a casualty of war. Buried in Durban Cemetery

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive the Boer War.

Descendant Details

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


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