The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper John Cobb|
Name of Ancestor: John Cobb
Ancestor's date of birth: 22/07/1857
Ancestor's date of death: 03/02/1901
Cause of Death: Cerebral haemorrhage, respiratory failure. Died shortly after returning from active service.
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Not known
Service Number: 50
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Not known
Unit: 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1900
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Died soon after returning from the Boer War
Murray Page: 468
Contingent: Third Queensland
Ship: Duke of Portland, Date of Sailing: 03/03/1900
Memorial details: Toowoong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Rhodesia, Relief of Mafeking and Transvaal clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Not known
Reasons to go and fight: Not known
Details of service in war: April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including relief of Mafeking (16-17 May 1900), defeat at Koster River (22 July 1900) and defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), and in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), and advance on Pietersburg
Service and life after the Boer War: After returning from active service to Sydney, NSW, John travelled to Brisbane in order to resign from the army but died shortly after in a Brisbane hospital.
Name of Descendant: Michael Scott Cobb, GYMPIE QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew. (my grandfather's brother)