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Private Martin Allen

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Martin Allen

Ancestor's date of birth: 20/10/1875

Ancestor's date of death: 03/03/1958

Cause of Death: Age related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Details not provided

Service Number: 114

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Stanthorpe

Unit: 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1901

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

Murray Page: 495

Contingent: Fifth Queensland

Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 06/05/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, Orange Free State, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Details not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Details not provided

Details of service in war: April 1901 - March 1902 in east Transvaal, Free State including defeat at Mokari Drift (27 September 1901), and Natal border campaign including stand at Onverwacht (4 January 1902) where 13 died and 17 wounded.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 30 April 1902 on St Andrew and train from Sydney. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Madelene McClelland, Bell QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: great niece

 


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