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Trooper Raymond George

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Raymond (note Murray calls him Reginald) St John George

Ancestor's date of birth: 25/06/1881

Ancestor's date of death: 10/01/1964

Cause of Death: age related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: He was born in Inverell, NSW the son of William and Annie George. He was a baker by trade.

Service Number: 1695

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

Unit: 'E' Squadron 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1901

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

Murray Page: 136

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: SS British Princess, Date of Sailing: 21/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Service: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and East Transvaal including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1902).

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to civilian life

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Jill Burling, Moree NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter

Name of Descendant: Judith Louise Meppem, Northmead NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandaughter

Name of Descendant: Howard Richard Meppem, Moree NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Morris Malcolm Meppem, Paradise Point QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

 


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