The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper (later Corporal) Ninian Walker|
Ancestor's Name: Ninian Clark Walker
Ancestor's date of birth: 29/01/1880
Ancestor's date of death: 14/01/1961
Cause of Death: Hypostatic pneumonia, Congestive cardiac failure, Uraemia
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Baker in Sydney.
Service Number: 1629
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney
Unit: 3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse (NSW)
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 05/02/1902
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): CPL, Date Effective: 16/01/1917
Murray Page: 183
Contingent: Second Australian Commonwealth
Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 01/04/1902
Memorial details: Buried Gladstone Queensland
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1902 clasp. British Aar Medal, Victory Medal.
Personal Characteristics: Height 171 cm, weight 63 kg, of medium complexion with brown hair and blue eyes.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: Landed at Durban, travelled by train to Kitchener Kop near the Natal Transvaal border where he awaited deployment from the Transvaal. Could have been involved in patrols escorting Boer delegates to the peace conference.
Service and life after the Boer War: Arrived back in Australia 11 August 1902. After the Boer War he worked at Webster's biscuit factory, Brisbane. He married his first wife and had 4 children. He was a widower when he re-enlisted for ww1 on 8 March 1916. His unit (42 Bn) was sent to France. He was shot in the ankle and after several operations his leg was amputated below the knee. After the war he remarried, had 3 children and moved from Ipswich to Gladstone. During this time he owned a bakery and the Black and White taxis. Ninian belonged to the Buffalo Lodge.
Name of Descendant: Christine Frances Frahm, Benaraby QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandfather