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Private Matthew Wilmot

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Matthew Wilmot

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1859

Ancestor's date of death: 05/08/1919

Cause of Death: Carcinoma of the Stomach and Exhaustion Buried in Kew Cemetery Melbourne

Service Number: 277

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD Place of Enlistment: Queensland

Unit: 3rd Queensland Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 472

Contingent: Third Queensland

Ship: Duke of Portland, Date of Sailing: 01/03/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Meddal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: An outdoors man who followed various occupations including, horse-breaking, carting and mining.

Reasons to go and fight: Don't know

Details of service in war: Served in Rhodesia and the Transvaal. Admitted to hospital in Pretoria suffering from Malarial Fever and General Debility. Transferred to hospitals at Bloemfontein and Woodstock before being shipped to England where he remained for about three months. Sailed from England in the 'Orizaba', 6 July 1901 and returned to Brisbane where he was discharged on 29 August 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: : Married an English lass in London on 4 July 1901. Two days later the newly weds sailed for Australia. Following Matthew's discharge in Brisbane they departed for Rockhampton.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Marie Cooper (Wilmot), Glenfield Auckland New Zealand
Relationship to Ancestor: great niece


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