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Trooper John King

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: John Thomas King

Ancestor's date of birth: 1868?

Ancestor's date of death: 19/04/1902

Cause of Death: Dysentery

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Farmer labourer, Bathurst NSW

Service Number: 1496

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Bathurst

Unit: 3rd Third New South Wales Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not return from the Boer War.

Murray Page: 131

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: British Princess, Date of Sailing: 21/03/1901

Memorial details: Bathurst Boer War Memorial.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and East Transvaal under Rimington including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1902).

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not return from the Boer War.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Geoffrey James King, EPPING NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Uncle


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