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Trooper Oswald Squire

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Oswald Abram Squire

Ancestor's date of birth: 1878

Ancestor's date of death: 16/10/191919

Cause of Death: not known

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Oswald was born in Tumbarumba, NSW

Service Number: 1375

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

Unit: 'E' Squadron NSW Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/04/1900

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

Murray Page: 103

Contingent: Fourth New South Wales

Ship: SS Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900

Memorial details: Buried in South Africa

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, Rhodesia, Orange Free S, South Africa 1901

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: Service: May 1900 - May 1901 in Rhodesia and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901)

Service and life after the Boer War: He returned to Australia Tumbarumba where the local citizens made a presentation to him on his return in September 1901. He later returned to South Africa and died there in 1919.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Jessie M Rule, Bathurst NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Niece


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