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Private James Grayson

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: (John) James Grayson

Ancestor's date of birth: 1885?

Ancestor's date of death: 1963?

Cause of Death: Old Age

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Son of George and Emily, no previous military Service, was a farmer.

Service Number: 106

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Killarney

Unit: 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1899

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

Murray Page: 452

Contingent: First Queensland

Ship: Cornwall, Date of Sailing: 01/11/1899

Memorial details: Warwick Cemetery - Private Funeral

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: A wonderful Grandfather and loyal friend kept in touch with his army buddies until his death. Friends Charlie Hobbs and Jim Mitchell from Warwick Queensland who served in the Boer War with him.

Reasons to go and fight: Lied about his age to serve his country,

Details of service in war: December 1899 - December 1900 in northwest Cape Colony including victory at Sunnyside (1 January 1900), Free State, and east Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 17 January 1901 on the Orient. Was a Farmer.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Beryl-Ann Saunders, Robina Waters QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter


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