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Private Maurice Mitchell

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Maurice Mitchell

Ancestor's date of birth: 06/10/1861

Ancestor's date of death: 1939

Cause of Death: Age Related

Service Number: 297

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: not stated

Unit: 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment

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

Murray Page: 485

Contingent: Fourth Queensland

Ship: Manchester Post, Date of Sailing: 18/05/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations: QSA with clasps CC, OFS, Transvaal, SA1901

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: June 1900 - June 1901 in Cape Colony, Free State, Transvaal, including Battle of Rhenoster Kop 29 November 1900, Great De Wet Hunt and advance on Pietersburg.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 5 August 1901 on the Britannic. No other details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Maurice aka Max Mitchell, Burwood NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Son

Name of Descendant: Eileen Mitchell, NSW
Relation: Grand Daughter


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