The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Michael Smith|
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.
Name of Descendant: Michael Smith, Tumbi Tumbi NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Nephew