The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private John Sheddrick Blundell|
Ancestor's Name: John Sheddrick Blundell
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1878
Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1905
Cause of Death: Not known.
Service Number: 822
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Queensland
Unit: 1st Battalion Commonwealth Horse, Queensland
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not provided.
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided.
Murray Page: 523
Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 18/02/1902
Memorial details: Buried in Warwick Cemetery Qld 10/10/1905
Decorations: Detail not provided
Personal Characteristics: When he enlisted he was 24 years old and single, occupation was Stockman of no fixed address. He joined on the 15/02/1902 and he earned 5 Shillings per day.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: Extract from Field Order:
"Devondale, Transvaal, 12th May 1902.
The following telegram has been received from General Sir Ian Hamilton, KCB, DSO:- 'The following is the general result of recent operations- Killed, 1; prisoners, 354; rifles, 212; horses, 326; mules, 95; donkeys, 20; wagons, 6, 340; trek oxen, 106. Amongst prisoners is Jan de la Rey, elder brother of General.'
Since telegraphing this information to Pretoria, General Ian Hamilton has received the following telegram from Lord Kitchener:- 'Capital result. Tell troops I highly appreciate their exertions and consider the result very satisfactory. We have now since Methwins mishap taken 860 out of De La Rey's forces.'
As there is a considerable proportion of new troops in the command, the General Officer Commanding mobile columns, W.T., thinks that the Column Commanders would do well to explain to them that the General Officer Commander-in-chief is not in the habit of bestowing indiscriminate praise; and that, on the contrary, the compliment which has been paid this force is a very rare occurrence."
Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided.
Name of Descendant: Noel Rev Dr Wallis, Forest Lake QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Maternal great Uncle