The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper James Robertson|
Name of Ancestor: James Robert Robertson
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/09/1880
Ancestor's date of death: 13/03/1931
Cause of Death: Illness not specified
Service and Life Before the Boer War: James was born at Nowra in 1881. By the time of the Boer War he was a drover who gave his normal residence as Gosford.
Service Number: 83 (NSWIB) 25 (ACH)
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney
Unit: C Sqn New South Wales Imperial Bushmen and A Sqn 1 Australian Commonwealth Horse
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1900
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War service
Murray Page: 98 and 169
Contingent: Fourth New South Wales and First Australian Commonwealth
Ship: SS Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900
Ship: SS Custodian, Date of Sailing: 16/02/1902
Memorial details: Details not provided.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queens South African medal with Clasps Rhodesia, Transvaal, Orange Free State, Cape Colony, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 (could also have been entitled to the King's South Africa Medal dependent on exact dates of service).
Personal Characteristics: 169 cm tall, Dark Complexion, Blue Eyes, Black hair and had a scar on the inside of his leg.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: Served with C Sqn NSW Imperial Bushmen May 1900 - May 1901 in Rhodesia and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901). Served 1 ACH March - May 1902 on Natal border and west Transvaal.
Service and life after the Boer War: Entrepreneur / businessman / auctioneer.
Name of Descendant: John Peake, Cameray NSW 2062
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Son