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Trooper Patrick Verdon

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Patrick Verdon

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1868

Ancestor's date of death: 17/01/1901

Cause of Death: Enteric Fever- Pretoria

Service Number: 521

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

Unit: A Squadron, NSW Citizens' Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive the Boer War

Murray Page: 78,204

Contingent: Third New South Wales

Ship: Atlantian or Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 28/02/1900

Memorial details: Church Street cemetery, Pretoria; RC Section, grave 74. Initial A on iron cross grave marker. His name is also on the BWM at Memorial Gardens, East St, Narrandera NSW.

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with with Relief of Mafeking and Orange Free State clasps (?).

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: From April 1900 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), and in northern Transvaal, great De Wet hunt (February - March 1901) and advance on Petersburg. Died of enteric fever (typhoid) at Pretoria 17 January 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive the Boer War

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ann Teasdale, Wodonga VIC

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Neice

 


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