The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private Jesse Tabbutt

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Jesse Tabbutt

Ancestor's date of birth: 29/10/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 18/03/1960

Cause of Death: Natural causes in Vancouver Canada

Service Number: 27705 Colony or State of enlistment: Not applicable, Place of Enlistment: Bluntisham Huntington shire, United Kingdom

Unit: 51st Company Imperial Yeomanry

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 19/02/1900

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

Murray Page: Not applicable did not serve in an Australian unit

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: Detail not provided

Memorial details: Mountain View Cemetery 33rd Ave Vancouver Canada with his wife Alice Edith Agnes, (Nee Clarke).

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Free State, Transvaal, clasps; King's South Africa Medal with 1901 and 1902 clasps; Canadian WWI medals (1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal).

Personal Characteristics: Complexion Fresh Hair Brown Eyes Brown Height: 1.7 m, no marks or scars.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Jesse Tabbutt's Discharge certificate shows he was attested at Carlton St on 19 February 1900. age 22 years in the 19th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry (Paget's Horse). It shows he said he was born in the parish of Tooting, Surry, (WHICH IS NOT TRUE). He was discharged 11 August 1902 Aldershot, England. No 27705. Rank Private. He served 1 year and 181 days and his Service Abroad is shown as 1 year and 153 days. Medals and decorations is shown as :- Cape Colony, Free State, Transvaal. His conduct is described as Very Good. His description as Age 23 Years 6 months Complexion Fresh Hair Brown Eyes Brown Height 5 ft 7 inch (1.7 m). No marks or scars are shown. Jesse's Boer War service medals (could have the number 23112 I am not sure) have 4 clasps:- "South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, Transvaal, Cape Colony, 27705 Pte J Tabbut 51st Coy Imp Yeo". Before 1902 (at which time the company was transferred to the 12 Battalion), the 51st Company Imperial Yeomanry formed part of the 19th Battalion which was known as "Paget's Horse".

Service and life after the Boer War: Following the Boer War he took his family to Canada and there he enlisted for WW1 with the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 10 Jan 1916.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Dale Tabbutt, Chatswood NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Dianne Tabbutt, Crows Nest NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter


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