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Sergeant Ivan Campbell

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Ivan Clifford CAMPBELL

Ancestor's date of birth: 13/07/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 27/10/1949

Cause of Death: Stroke

Service Number: 258

Colony or State of enlistment: WA, Place of Enlistment: Kalgoorlie?

Unit: 5th Western Australian Mounted Infantry

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 15/01/1902

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

Murray Page: 422

Contingent: Fifth Western Australian

Ship: Devon, Date of Sailing: 06/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: King's South Africa Medal with clasps 1901 and 1902.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Patriotic, seeking adventure?

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in east Transvaal including defeat at Brakpan (16 May 1901). Went to South Africa as a private, was made Orderly-Room Sergeant 15/01/1902.

Service and life after the Boer War: Married Georgina Smith, Kalgoorlie, 4 September 1905. Three daughters: Nancy (1906), Bettina and Margaret (twins, 1912). Estate agent and auctioneer in Kalgoorlie, Moora and Perth, WA. Active in local government and amateur theatre.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Jill BARKER, TURRAMURRA NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

 


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