The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Shoeing Smith Peter Nielson|
Name of Ancestor: Peter Nielson
Ancestor's date of birth: 13/03/1868
Ancestor's date of death: 16/04/1933
Cause of Death: Fell off his horse suffering a fatal head injury at Fort Cooper, Nebo, QLD.
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Farmer
Service Number: 93
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD. Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided
Unit: 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE (Shoeing Smith), Date Effective: 1899
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service
Murray Page: 461
Contingent: Second Queensland
Ship: Maori King, Date of Sailing: 13/01/1900
Memorial details: Detail not provided.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa medal with four clasps
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.
Details of service in war: March 1900 - March 1901 in Free State, west and east Transvaal.
Service and life after the Boer War: Peter married Bridget Ivory in 1905, they had Four children and he worked as a Grazier.
Name of Descendant: Dwayne Nielsen, Gracemere QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson