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Trooper James Anderson

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: James William Anderson

Ancestor's date of birth: 17/04/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 24/12/1955

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 27

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: 1 Victorian Mounted Rifles, 3 NSW Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1900

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

Murray Page: 226, 148

Contingent: First Victorian, Fourth New South Wales

Ship: SS MEDIC, Date of Sailing: 28/10/1899

Memorial details: Melbourne General Cemetery

Decorations: Queen and King's South Africa medals with clasps

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: From November 1899 in northern Cape Colony including defence of Pink Hill where five killed (12 February), in Free State, and in east Transvaal; 1 VMR was core of Australian Regiment November 1899-April 1900. Then transferred to NSW Imperial Bushmen serving in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), then in northern Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Invalided back to Australia arr. 16/01/1901. No other detail provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Denise Anderson, Mooroolbark VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter


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