The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Corporal Mark Scholes

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Mark Joshua Scholes

Ancestor's date of birth: 04/02/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 21/08/1966

Cause of Death: Not stated

Service Number: 639

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

Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 07/02/1902

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

Murray Page: 120

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Custodian or Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 17/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Detail not provided

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: He was a country boy and had experience with horses.

Details of service in war: This unit 2 NSW Mounted Rifles were engaged in operations against Generals De La Rey,Kemp Potgeitiers and Vermaas. Served in the Western Transvaal, under the command od Major General Fetherstonhaugh.from the 23 April to the 1 October,the principal operations being the capture of Polgeitiers's convoy on the vaal, 24 May 1901; capture by the regiment of General De La Rey convoy of 106 waggons, a large quantity of cattle ammunition. Served in the Eastern Transvaal under Major General Fetheratonhaugh; engaged in many night marches, resulting in over 1,000 prisoners being captured. The regiment served under Colonel E.T.C. Williams of the 'Buffs' thoughout, with the exception of six weeks, when the column was commanded by Lt Col. Lassetter.

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: James Mayson, Runaway Bay QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew


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