The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Sergeant James Robinson|
Ancestor's Name: James (AKA William Henry Stephens) Robinson
Ancestor's date of birth: 18/08/1880
Ancestor's date of death: 21/07/1941
Cause of Death: pneumonia and ongoing problems from ankle wound (shot) in S Africa 1902
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Station hand, sheep property owned by Wentworth family in Bogan River area.
Service Number: 1372 (NSWIB) and 2787 (SALH)
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Bourke
Unit: D Coy New South Wales Imperial Bushmen then South African Light Horse
Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: May 1901
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service
Murray Page: 100
Contingent: Fifth New South Wales
Ship: Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900
Other Boer War Service: Served with South African Light Horse Participated in Coronation procession (King EdwardVII)
Memorial details: Detail not provided.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Rhodesia, Transvaal, Orange Free State and Cape Colony clasps; King's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902.
Personal Characteristics: Loved horses and thoroughly understood them.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.
Details of service in war: May 1900 - May 1901 with the NSWIB in Rhodesia and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901). May 1901 - May 1902 with the SALH in the Orange Free State and east Transvaal. Suffered a gunshot wound to the ankle. Served on until SALH disbanded 15 October 1902, then returned to Australia
Service and life after the Boer War: Became a commercial flower grower. Had florist shop at Circ Quay and Wynyard ramp Sydney
Name of Descendant: Malcolm Leslie Stephens, Hornsby NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: grandson