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Private Patrick Healy

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Patrick Healy

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: 1950/60s

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 210

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Detail not available

Unit: 4 Imperial Bushmen (Australian Imperial Regiment)

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 264

Contingent: Fourth Victorian

Ship: Victorian, Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900

Memorial details: VMR Memorial, Melbourne

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Clasps. King's South Africa Medal with 1901 clasp.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: May 1900 - June 1901 in Rhodesia under Carington, west Transvaal under Cape Colony under Henniker including relief of Philipstown (11 February 1901), capture of Boer guns at Read's Drift (23 February), and capture of Boer patrol near Doornkloof (1 March 1901). Imperial Bushmen separated mid 1900 to early 1901, with Major L. F. Clarke commanding C, D, and E squadrons on garrison duty in Rhodesia.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Africa. Served in Steineker's Horse and South Africian Constabulary. Died in Swaziland in 1950/60s. Still have three daughters living in Swaziland- Annie, Kathleen and Eileen

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Robyn Healy, Oak Park VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand Daughter


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