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Sergeant James McGillivray

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: James McIntosh Mc Gillivray

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: 21/07/1901

Cause of Death: Shot by the Boers at Vankollensfontien South Africa

Service Number: 419

Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: Adelaide South Australia

Unit: 5th Contingent South Australian Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): KIA in Boer War

Murray Page: 368

Contingent: 5th Contingent

Ship: 'Ormazan' Date of Sailing: 09/02/1901

Ship: 'Medic' Date of Sailing: 02/11/1899

Other Boer War Service: He served in two South Australian Mounted Rifles Units, the 1st and the 5th. Murray# 344 and Service #9 in the 1st Contingent South Australian Mounted Rifles.  He left Australia on the ship 'Medic' and returned to Australia on the the ship 'Harlech Castle' disembarking in Adelaide on the 30th November 1900. Re- enlisted in the 5th Contingent South Australian Mounted Rifles. He was killed in action during his second tour of duty.

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Detail not provided

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Detail not provided

Service and life after the Boer War: KIA in Boer War

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Duncan Spencer, Mosman NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson


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