The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper Matthew Robson

Ancestor Details

Acsestor's Name: Matthew William charles Robson

Ancestor's date of birth: 1879

Ancestor's date of death: 19/04/1949

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Born at Capetee, NSW but was a confectioner from Junee, NSW at the time of his enlistment.

Service Number: 42

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

Unit: 1 Section, 'F' Squadron, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1900

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

Murray Page: 105 and 194

Contingent: Fourth New South Wales

Ship: Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900

Ship: Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 19/05/1902

Other Boer War Service: Also served as no 389 in 'D'(Australian Horse) Squadron, 5th ACH.

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Rhodesia, Transvaal and SA 1901 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: May 1900 - May 1901 with the NSWIB in Rhodesia and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901). Wallace indicates that he was present at the Elands River siege which would indicate a detachment from his parent unit. 5 ACH arrived afterthe peace treaty had been signed.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 1 August 1902 on the Manchester Merchant. No further detail provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Carole Robson, Bonnells Bay NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter


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