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Prvate John McFarlane

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: John Duncan McFarlane

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 54

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

Unit: 1 Victorian Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: on Enlistment

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

Murray Page: 224

Contingent: First Victorian

Ship: Medic, Date of Sailing: 28/10/1900

Memorial details: VMR Memorial Melbourne, Memorial gates at Keilor reserve

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: November 1899 - October 1900 in northern Cape Colony including defence of Pink Hill (12 February), in Free State, and in east Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Soldier settler Keilor area. Keilor Councillor. Buried Keilor cemetery.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ian Sydney McFarlane, Upwey VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson


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