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Trooper James Beatty

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Shirley Denyer, Penshurst NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece


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