The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Matthew Wilmot|
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.
Name of Descendant: Marie Cooper (Wilmot), Glenfield Auckland New Zealand
Relationship to Ancestor: great niece