The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

 
 
Trooper Michael Smith

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Michael Smith

Ancestor's date of birth: 23/10/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 24/04/1951

Cause of Death: Cardiac Failure

Service Number: 103

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: NSW Citizens Bushman

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

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

Murray Page: 77

Contingent: Third New South Wales

Ship: Atlantian or Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 28/02/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with four clasps: Relief of Mafeking, Transvaal, Rhodisia, SA 1901.

Personal Characteristics: A drover in civilian life

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), and in northern Transvaal, great De Wet hunt (February - March 1901) and advance on Petersburg. I believe he was wounded, this may be true but not shown in Murray.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 11 June 1901. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Michael Smith, Tumbi Tumbi NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Nephew

 


© Royal Australian Armoured Corps Association NSW, ABN 49709547198
Site Sponsored by Cibaweb, PO Box 7287, PENRITH SOUTH NSW 2750, AUSTRALIA
Click to contact
website designed and maintained by cibaweb Site Disclaimer

go to top of page
RUSI of NSW Boer War Battlefields