The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Sergeant John Green

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: John Green

Ancestor's date of birth: 17/03/1869

Ancestor's date of death: 1923

Cause of Death: unknown - only year of death known

Service Number: 624

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Shepparton?

Unit: 3rd Victorian Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 21/06/1900

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

Murray Page: 251

Contingent: Third Victorian

Ship: Euryalus, Date of Sailing: 10/03/1900

Memorial details: nil

Decorations: unknown

Personal Characteristics: unknown

Reasons to go and fight: unknown

Details of service in war: April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including skirmish at Koster River where six killed (22 July 1900), and in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt including charge at Wolwekuil (14 February 1901) and advance on Pietersburg.

Service and life after the Boer War: Member of the Victorian Police Force. Police Foot Constable in 1893 and Mounted Constable in 1895, based in Milewa Vic and Corowa NSW before and after the war. Died in Corowa in 1923.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Sonja Hansen, Sandringham VIC

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Granddaughter (Maternal)


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