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Corporal John Jones

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: John Jones

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: 24/07/1956

Cause of Death: Heart problems

Service Number: 40115

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Melbourne

Unit: 2nd Scottish Horse Regiment

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: Detail not available

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

Murray Page: Not applicable did not serve in an Australian unit

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: Travelled privately to South Africa

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations: QSA with clasps: Transvaal, SA 1901 and SA 1902.

Personal Characteristics: Independent, Reliable, a real bushman of that era. Exemplary Conduct.

Reasons to go and fight: Adventure,travel and pay 5/- (50) per day.

Details of service in war: He enlisted in the 2nd Scottish Horse in Johannesburg on the 16 December 1901 and served until disbandment 6 July 1902. The Scottish Horse was raised for the South African War by Major the Marquis of Tullibardine in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg and expanded to two regiments. The 1st and 2nd Scottish Horse formed from Australian volunteers, drafts from Scotland and South Africa. In 1902 both regiments were disbanded at Edinburgh Castle, after repatriating Australians and discharging South Africans.




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Service and life after the Boer War: No details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Walter Morrison
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Susan McRae, Anstead Qld
Relationship to Ancestor: Gr Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Michael McRae, Anstead Qld
Relationship to Ancestor: Gr Gr Grandson

Name of Descendant: Ashleigh McRae, Anstead Qld
Relationship to Ancestor: Gr Gr Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Lachlan McRae, Anstead Qld
Relationship to Ancestor: Gr Gr Grandson

Name of Descendant: Linda Rice, Stafford Qld
Relationship to Ancestor: Gr Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Fiona Dyball, Yackandah VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Gr Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Colette Kennough, Packenhan VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Gr Grand Daughter

 


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