The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private Later Lieutenant Colonel John d'Apice DSO

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: John Edmund Francis d'Apice

Ancestor's date of birth: 07/07/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 21/01/1952

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 373

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

Unit: 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles

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

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

Murray Page: 67

Contingent: Second New South Wales

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

Other Boer War Service: Royal Artillery

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queens Medal (3 clasps), Kings Medal (2 clasps)

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Transvaal, and western Cape Colony including charge at Diamond Hill (12 June 1900).

Service and life after the Boer War: Transferred to Royal Garrison Artillery in South Africa 1900 and continued to serve until retirement as Lieutenant Colonel. Moved to UK, married and has descendants there. DSO, 1915, Mentioned in Dispatches (twice), 1915 & 1916, 1914-1915 Star, Officer (4th Class with Swords) Order of the White Eagle of Serbia, 1918, Wounded (twice), Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory the Great (with Star). Died Jersey Channel Islands 1952

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Richard John William d'Apice, Sydney NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew


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