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Trooper Jakob Knobel

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Jakob Knobel

Ancestor's date of birth: 1879

Ancestor's date of death: 08/08/1919

Cause of Death: Heart Attack during Asthma Attack

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Detail not provided.

Service Number: 1727

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW Place of Enlistment:

Unit: 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1901

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

Murray Page: 136

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: British Princess, Date of Sailing: 21/3/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and East Transvaal including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1902).

Service and life after the Boer War: Became a Policeman in NSW, later an Insurance Agent and Wheat Buyer.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Paul John Winters, Geographe WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Jed Winters, Millbridge WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Jack Winters, Dalyellup WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Grandson


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