The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Sergeant Ivan Campbell|
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.
Name of Descendant: Jill BARKER, TURRAMURRA NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter