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Shoeing-Smith John Murphy

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: JOHN JAMES MURPHY

Ancestor's date of birth: 1875

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 336

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

Unit: D SQUADRON 1ST NSW MOUNTED RIFLES

Rank attained in Boer War: Shoeing-Smith, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): TPR, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Murray Page: 68

Contingent: Second New South Wales

Ship: Southern Cross, Date of Sailing: 17/01/1900

Memorial details: BOER WAR MEMORIAL TUMBARUMBA NSW

Decorations: QSA MEDAL 4 CLASPS

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: February 1900 - March 1901 in Free State, Transvaal, and western Cape Colony including charge at Diamond Hill (12 June 1900); Sustained a leg injury after horse was shot and fell on him and was discharged in March 1901 with gunshot wounds and other injuries.

Service and life after the Boer War: In 1915 at age 40, still single and a carpenter, enlisted in 1st Light Horse and served in Egypt and the Middle East, mainly as a regimental policeman (webmaster unable to validate from available records).

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: JUNE MARILYN ROBERTSON, HORNSBY HEIGHTS NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand-daughter of his brother

Name of Descendant: Alan James Murphy, Pritchard NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand-son of his brother

 


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