The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private John Hilder

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: John Oliver Hilder

Ancestor's date of birth: 1867

Ancestor's date of death: 1901

Cause of Death: Killed in the Boer War as a soldier and buried at Ladysmith South Africa, August 1901

Service Number: unkown

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

Unit: Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive the Boer War

Murray Page: Not mentioned Murray (Wilcox reference)

Contingent: Fourth Queensland

Ship: Manchester Port, Date of Sailing: 18/05/1900

Memorial details: Brisbane Boer War Memorial, Buried at Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps

Personal Characteristics: About 33 years of age when he died, British, arrived in Brisbane from England on the 'Duke of Bucclench' 23 September 1885 at the age of 18 yrs.

Reasons to go and fight: For his Country and adventure

Details of service in war: Served in Free State, Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt and advance on Pietersburg and into east Transvaal. Buried at Ladysmith, Natal

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive the Boer War

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Frederick Charles Gebbett, NARANGBA QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew


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