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Private John Evans

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: John Joseph Evans

Ancestor's date of birth: 13/12/1882

Ancestor's date of death: 11/02/1952

Cause of Death: Mumps and asthma

Service Number: 47

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Toowoomba

Unit: 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 21/02/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 494

Contingent: Fifth Queensland

Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 06/03/1901

Memorial details: Ermelo South Africa

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps

Personal Characteristics: Hair - dark, complexion - fair, eyes - blue, height - 172 cm

Reasons to go and fight: JJ Evans left home to enlist. reason unknown. he signed up 21 November 1899. his correct age was 16 years 11 months.

Details of service in war: April 1901 - March 1902 in east Transvaal, Free State including defeat at Mokari Drift (27 September 1901), and Natal border campaign including stand at Onverwacht (4 January 1902) where 13 died and 17 wounded. Click Here for more detail of the actions of the 5QIB.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Toowoomba, married 1908, 7 children, occupation - brewer/union leader.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Rosemary Owens, Oakey QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: John Edmund Owens, Oakey QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grand son

Name of Descendant: Peter John Evans, Brackenridge QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: David Laingley Evans, Albany Creek QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Michael Peter Evans, Northgate QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Catherine Marie Howard, Albany Creek QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Clare Mary Evans Anderson, Toowoomba QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Ganddaughter

Name of Descendant: Ann Sylvia Blades, Toowoomba QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandaughter

Name of Descendant: Carmel Joan Leahy, Toowoomba QLD
Relationship To Ancestor: Grandaughter

Name of Descendant: Susan Elizabeth Smith, Toowoomba QLD
Relationship To Ancestor: Great Grandaughter

Name of Descendant: Anthony Neil Owens, Oakey QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Gt grandson

Name of Descendant: Susan Elizabeth Owens-Smith, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandaughter

 


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