The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper John Toovey

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: John Desmond Toovey

Ancestor's date of birth: 02/12/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 15/10/1953

Cause of Death: Cerebral Haemorrhage

Service Number: 2085/1883

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

Unit: 3rd NSW Mounted Rifle and 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse

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

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

Murray Page: 129/183

Contingent: 5th NSW and 3rd Australian

Ship: Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 15/03/1901

Ship: Manhatten, Date of Sailing: 01/04/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Detail not provided

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Excitment, 19 years old

Details of service in war: The 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles servrd April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and easy Transvaal under Rimington including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1901). The 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse after being there for only a short time the peace Treaty was signed,they returned home leaving on the 11th July 1902 arriving in Sydney 11th August 1902.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Annette Murphy, Goulburn NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Detail not provided

Name of Descendant: Nancye Wyatt, North Nowra NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter

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