The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private Herbert Sealey

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Herbert Albert Sealey

Ancestor's date of birth: 06/05/1875

Ancestor's date of death: 30/04/1900

Cause of Death: Enteric fever at Bloomfontein

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Labourer on family farm at Corndale near Casterton Victoria. Saw service in H Company of the militia Victorian Mounted Rifles prior to enlisting in 2VMR on 28 December 1899 aged 24.

Service Number: 206

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Casterton

Unit: 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 28/12/1899

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

Murray Page: 236 and 336

Contingent: Second Victorian

Ship: Eurylus, Date of Sailing: 13/01/1900

Memorial details: Casterton Memorial, Methodist Church Casterton, Australian War Memorial, Canberra. Buried President Brand cemetery, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony and Orange Free State Clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: From February 1900 in northern Cape Colony, and Free State. Died of Enteric fever at Bloomfontein 30 April 1900.

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

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Robert James Sealey, Melbourne VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great nephew

Name of Descendant: Monty Smith, Georgetown SA
Relationship to Ancestor: great niece


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