The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private John Cavanagh|
Ancestor's Name: John Patrick Cavanagh
Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided
Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided
Cause of Death: Detail not provided
Service Number: 1450
Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Victoria
Unit: 5th Mounted Victorian Rifles
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not provided
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided
Murray Page: 297
Contingent: 5th Victorian
Ship: Not known, Date of Sailing: 15/02/1901
Memorial details: VMR Memorial Melbourne
Decorations: Queens South African Medal Roll
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: See service of the Victorian Mounted Rifles.
Service and life after the Boer War: Moved to New Zealand, married and had one daughter.
Name of Descendant: Terri Marie Leckey, Girrawheen WA
Relationship to Ancestor: He was my Great-Great Uncle on my Great Grandmother's side.