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Shoeing Smith Peter Nielson

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Dwayne Nielsen, Gracemere QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson


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