The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private John Stone

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: John Edward Stone

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 09/05/1948

Cause of Death: Lung complaint and heart condition.

Service Number: 158

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane

Unit: Queensland Mounted Infantry

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

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 26/08/1916

Murray Page: 470

Contingent: 3rd Contingent

Ship: Duke of Portland, Date of Sailing: 01/03/1900

Memorial details: Buried in Toowoong Cemetery Brisbane

Decorations: DCM, Kings South Africa Medal, Queens South Africa Medal, 1914-1918 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: 'The 3rd Contingent left on the 1st March 1900,by the transport Duke of Portland, calling at Albany on the 12th and arrived at Capetown on the 2nd April; thence proceeded to Beita and disembarked there. They were embodied in the Rhodesian Field Force, of which they became the 2nd Regiment, and participated in operations in Rhodesia, between the 11th October 1899 and 25th May 1900. As portion of the Bushman's Brigade in Colonel Plumer's Column, they assisted in the relieve of Mafeking. The Brigade served subsequently in General Carrington's Column. On the 9th May 1901 the Contingent departed for home on the transport Morayshire at Capetown. Arrived Sydney 7th June 1901 thence by train to Brisbane. Disbanded on the 21st June 1901. Source: Australian Military Contingents to South Africa by Lt Col P.L. Murray

Service and life after the Boer War: Married to Catherine, 47 Battalion AIF May 1916, Reg No 3409, Returned to Australia November 1917, discharged medically unfit (bunions).

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: John Edward Stone, Forrest Lake QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Son

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