The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Prvate John Hall|
Name of Ancestor: JOHN DAVID HALL
Ancestor's date of birth: 17/09/1873
Ancestor's date of death: 24/07/1945
Cause of Death: ACUTE CARDIAC FAILURE; ASTHMA
Service Number: 33
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: BRISBANE
Unit: 5TH QUEENSLAND IMPERIAL BUSHMEN
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): LT (ACC), Date Effective: 1922
Murray Page: 494
Contingent: Fifth Queensland
Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 06/03/1901
Memorial details: Detail not provided.
Decorations: King's South Africa Medal with clasps 1901 and 1902.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.
Reasons to go and fight: Patriotism and a search for adventure.
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).
Service and life after the Boer War: He returned to Australia to run a mixed farm at Yandina and to also work as an engineer. He enlisted for WW1 and served in England. In 1922 he was appointed a lieutenant with the Cadet Corps, with effect from 1914. His love for horses never dimmed - he left his beloved Charcoal in South Africa but was active in racing events all his life. He brought home a monkey which was detested by his wife.
Name of Descendant: MARGARET JOAN KILPATRICK, KAMBAH ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: grand-daughter