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Trooper Mark Cummings

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Mark Cummings

Ancestor's date of birth: 22/09/1883

Ancestor's date of death: 21/04/1948

Cause of Death: cerebral haemorrhage

Service Number: 31576

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Melbourne/Cape Town

Unit: E Squadron 2nd Regiment of Scottish Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/02/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No further service recorded

Murray Page: Not applicable

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: SS Orient, Date of Sailing: 15/02/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Unknown

Details of service in war: Middelburg Eastern Transvaal

Service and life after the Boer War: Discharged Time Expired Exemplary conduct at Johannesburg 14/08/1901. Returned SS Salamis. Occupation timber worker in Tasmania and Victoria. Married Bene Lilian Pope Tasmania 14th February 1912 four children Nance b.1913. Lilian b.1917, Jack b.1921, Ronald b.1929.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Barbara Ann Stewart, Greensborough VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Maternal great niece

 


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