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Trooper James Sheehan

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: James Sheehan

Ancestor's date of birth: 06/1877

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 250

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: First Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse

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

Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 172

Contingent: 1 ACH (NSW)

Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 18/02/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queens South Africa Medal 1899-1902, clasps Cape Colony, Transvaal and South Africa 1902

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Employed in the clearing of the district north of Klerksdorp, and took part in a drive commencing 7 May 1902, moving westward to the Kimberley-Mafeking railway blockhouse line. The unit reached Klerksdorp on 21 May, and remained there until the cessation of hostilities.

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Leon Murphy, Banora Point NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

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