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


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