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Trooper Joseph John McDowell

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Joseph John Skillen McDowell

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/12/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 11/06/1922

Cause of Death: Kidney Disease

Service Number: 31

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW Place of Enlistment: Albury

Unit: Third NSW Imperial Bushman (Carington's or Riverina 200)

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boe War service

Murray Page: Not in Murray

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: SS Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 02/04/1902

Memorial details: Interred at Wondonga Cemetery

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Expert Marksman rifle club prize winner VRA Medal.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: May 1901 - May 1902 in west then east Transvaal then west Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: He was a farmer, orchardist and a Mason. He died a young man of 41 leaving a widow and 7 children.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Margaret Robin Gemmill, Beechworth VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter


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