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Trooper James Clark

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: James Clark

Ancestor's date of birth: 25/05/1868 at Terara

Ancestor's date of death: 15/08/1949 at Nowra

Cause of Death: Old age

Service Number: 476

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Berry

Unit: New South Wales Lancers

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No postwar change in rank able to be traced

Murray Page: 11

Contingent: First New South Wales

Ship: SS Nineveh, Date of Departure: 3/05/1899 (to the UK)

Ship: SS Nineveh, Date of Departure: 10/11/1899 (to South Africa)

Memorial details: Boer War Memorial Nowra, New South Wales Lancers Memorial Museum, Parramatta

Decorations: Queen's South Africa medals with clasps

Personal Characteristics: Was a commited citizen soldier.

Reasons to go and fight: Trooper Clark was a member of Berry Half Squadron of the New South Wales Lancers in 1899, when he was one of about 90 fellow Lancers who paid their own passage to England (£20) to train with the Imperial cavalry.

Details of service in war: November 1899 - December 1900 in northern Cape Colony, Free State, and east Transvaal; with French's cavalry division from relief of Kimberley (February 1900) to sweep to Heidelberg (October 1900).

Service and life after the Boer War: Was required to serve a further year in the Lancers when he returned from South Africa. No other information available.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Jeanette Evelyn, West Wyalong NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece

 


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