The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Sergeant John Neenan

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: John Francis Patrick NEENAN

Ancestor's date of birth: 08/10/1872

Ancestor's date of death: 26/12/1934

Cause of Death: Not known

Service Number: 3381

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW Place of Enlistment: Vic Bks Paddington

Unit: 3 NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SGT

Murray Page: 125

Contingent: 3rd NSWMR

Ship: Not known

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Detail not provided

Personal Characteristics: Catholic. Farrier. Father of six.

Reasons to go and fight: Regular soldier.

Details of service in war: Queens Medal (Transvaal)

Service and life after the Boer War: Regimental Number 4 after federation. Eldest son of Patrick Joseph Neenan who was a member of the last British regiment to serve at Victoria Barracks, the 18th Regiment of Foot (2nd Bn Royal Irish). John F.P served 33 years, his eldest son, John D.B. 37 years, his eldest son, John M. 33 years, his eldest son, John L. 20 years so far.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: John Maurice NEENAN, COOGEE NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

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