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Private Jephthah Jonson

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Jephthah aka Jeff Jonson

Ancestor's date of birth: 19/12/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 18/02/1901

Cause of Death: Killed in action at Harteboestfontein

Service Number: 381

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Gippsland

Unit: Victorian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive Boer War.

Murray Page: 268

Contingent: Fourth Victorian

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Decorations: Queen and King's South Africa medals with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Height 1.75m, chest measurement 91cm".

Reasons to go and fight: Request of the Imperial Government for a corps of seasoned bushman, bold riders and sharpshooters. Capable of contending with a guerilla enemy. He joined with his brother Andes, who returned from the Boer War. Sons of Eric Jonson from Sweden and Elizabeth Maria Dunn of Glasgow Scotland.

Details of service in war: Service from May 1900 in Rhodesia under Carington, west Transvaal under Cape Colony under Henniker including relief of Philipstown on 11 February 1901, killed in action at Harteboestfontein on 18 February 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive Boer War.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Valerie Palgrave, Drysdale VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Relative by marriage.

 


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