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Trooper Mathew Davis

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Mathew Davis

Ancestor's date of birth: 17/12/1875

Ancestor's date of death: 09/11/1953

Cause of Death: age related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: He was born in the Tamworth area of NSW and at the time of the Boer war was living with his family at Bowling Alley Point near Tamworth. He described himself as a bushman.

Service Number: 285

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

Unit: 'C' Squadron, 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 19/04/1902

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

Murray Page: 191

Contingent: Third Australian Commonwealth

Ship: SS Columbian, Date of Sailing: 22/05/1902

Memorial details: Buried Cessnock NSW

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Nil.

Personal Characteristics: Height 184 cm, brown hair, fair complexion and hazel eyes

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: He enlisted with his brother Edward James and they had sequential serial numbers. His squadron was sponsored by the Australian Horse. The unit arrived after the war was over and saw no service

Service and life after the Boer War: After the Boer War he became a sinker and coal miner.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Roy Davis, Kardinya WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Son

 


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