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Private Oswald Stanton

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Oswald Joseph Stanton

Ancestor's date of birth: 09/02/1875

Ancestor's date of death: 1960

Cause of Death: Age Related

Service Number: 65

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW Place of Enlistment:

Unit: NSW Medical Team

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

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

Murray Page: 22

Contingent: First New South Wales

Ship: S.S. Kent, Date of Sailing: 28/10/1899

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Decorations: QAS 3 clasps: Paardeberg; Driefontein; Cape Colony.

Personal Characteristics: Champion Rifleman.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: From December 1899 in Cape Colony, Free State, and Transvaal. Battle of Paardeberg; Poplar Grove; Dreifontein; Bloemfontein to establish a hospital; Orange Free State; Transvaal. Invalided to Australia arrived 6th August 1900.
Bloemfontein,4th April 1900:- The Commander-in-Chief paid an offficial inspection to the hospital we have established here in the Orange Free State Artillery Barracks. A wretchedly dirty and out-or-repair structure, when we took it over: but by heavy fatigue parties and help of the Roayal Engineers, we have made it passable. We run 150 beds. Lord Roberts went round each ward and cheered up the wounded, and at the end of the inspection graciously informed me that he was etremely pleased with all he had seen,and complimented the staff of the hospital on the manner in which they had carried out their difficuly work. His Excellency also spoke in high terms of our NSW ambulance wagons,and stated he intended to recommened them as a pattern.

Service and life after the Boer War: Captain of the NSW Rifle Team 1906. Won the Kings Medal for rifle shooting 1920. No other details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Shirley Stanton Berg, North Ryde NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter


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