The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper (later Corporal) Ninian Walker

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Christine Frances Frahm, Benaraby QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandfather


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