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Trooper Norman Price

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Norman Price

Ancestor's date of birth: 06/01/1881

Ancestor's date of death: 26/11/1965

Cause of Death: Pulmonary Odema

Service Number: 996

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Bathurst

Unit: D Squadron, 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/01/19

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

Murray Page: 119

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 15/03/1901

Memorial details: Bathurst Boer War Memorial

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with 5 clasps

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: More money than he could earn in Australia

Details of service in war: Plenty of skirmishes where they captured lots of Boers plus their ammunition and cattle etc. They marched over 6,500 kilometres ending at the Durban line. A Colonel Williams thanked the Mounted Rifles for a job well done.

Service and life after the Boer War: A much loved father of 6 children, two surviving myself (Gwenneth Carratt) and my brother who lives in the USA. Never re-enlisted and worked on the Sydney trams.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Gwenneth Carratt
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter, Bathurst NSW

Name of Descendant: Kevin William Price, Rosemeadow NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

 


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