The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper James Clark|
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.
Name of Descendant: Jeanette Evelyn, West Wyalong NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece