The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private John Cavanagh

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Terri Marie Leckey, Girrawheen WA

Relationship to Ancestor: He was my Great-Great Uncle on my Great Grandmother's side.

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