The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper James Beatty|
Name of Ancestor: James Beatty
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/1864 Queanbeyan NSW
Ancestor's date of death: 1951
Cause of Death: Old Age
Service Number: 10 (NSWIB) and 375 (1 ACH)
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Gouldburn
Unit: NSW Imperial Bushmen, 2nd section A Company and 1st Australian Commonwealth Horse, C Squadron
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 23/01/1902
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.
Murray Page: 92 and 173
Contingent: Fourth New South Wales and First Australian
Ship: Amenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900
Ship: Custodian or Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 16-18/02/1902
Memorial details: Riverside Cemetery Queanbeyan NSW.
Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Rhodesia, SA 1901 and SA1902 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: A labourer. Height 168 cm, fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.
Details of service in war: May 1900 - May 1901 in Rhodesia and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901) with NSWIB. March - May 1902 on Natal border and west Transvaal with 1 ACH.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 9-13 August 1902 on Drayton Grange. No further information supplied on his life after the Boer War.
Name of Descendant: Shirley Denyer, Penshurst NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece