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Corporal John Maynard

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: John Maynard

Ancestor's date of birth: 24/03/1833

Ancestor's date of death: 07/01/1912

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Detail not provided

Service Number: 824

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 1901 (whilst overseas)

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

Murray Page: 284

Contingent: Fifth Victorian

Ship: Orient, Date of Sailing: 15/02/1901

Memorial details: VMR Memorial Melbourne.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with 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: March 1901 - March 1902 in east Transvaal and Natal frontier, including defeat at Wilmansrust (12 June 1901), and successful intervention at Onverwacht (4 January 1902).

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 25 April 1902 on the St Andrew. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Bradley Maynard, Launceston TAS
Relationship to Ancestor: Great, great grandson


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