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Corporal Patrick Gilshenen

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Patrick Joseph Gilshenen

Ancestor's date of birth: 15/09/1876

Ancestor's date of death: 21/12/1948

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Service Number: 216

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

Unit: 1st NSW Mounted Rifles - B Squadron

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 1900

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

Murray Page: 63

Contingent: Second New South Wales

Ship: Southern Cross, Date of Sailing: 17/03/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations: QSA + 6 clasps. Diamond Hill, Cape Colony, Johannesburg, Driefontein, Witterbergen, SA1901.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: He has been recorded as being wounded at Sher Poort in the West Australian newspaper Monday 24th July 1900. This is not recorded in Lt Col Murray's record and he remained in South Africa.
There is a discrepency in the spelling of his name, in the Murray List it is GILSHANEN and in the West Australian Newspaper GILSHENAN.

Service and life after the Boer War: He joined the NSW Police Force and reached the rank of Sergeant.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: David Patrick Gilshenen, North Rockhampton QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Diane Gilshenen, Brighton-Le-Sands NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Judith Webb, Narooma NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Michael David Gilshenen, North Rockhampton QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Steven Ronald Gilshenen, Park Avenue QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grandson


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