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Trooper Richard Culshaw

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Richard Mathew Wyoming Culshaw

Ancestor's date of birth: 08/10/1883

Ancestor's date of death: 12/02/1967

Cause of Death: Age Related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Richard Culshaw was a commercial painter who was born in Gosford, probably in the vicinity of the modern day suburb of Wyoming. From official records it appears that he put his age up to join.

Service Number: 1642

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

Unit: 'E' Squadron 3rd NSWMR

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/03/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): WO1, Date Effective: ?

Murray Page: 135

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

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

Memorial details: Catholic Cemetary, Camden, NSW

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

Personal Characteristics: Described as 177 cm tall weight 79 kg, Blue Eyes, Brown Hair and fair complexion,

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Service: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and East Transvaal under Rimington including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1902) under the command of Lt Col C Cox

Service and life after the Boer War: Joined the NSW Police Force 12 August 1908, promoted Constable 1st class 1 January 1922. Served at Bombala, Araluen, Queanbeyan, Braidwood and Goulburn retiring in 1941. It is believed that he may have continued service in the Militia reaching the rank of WO1.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: David Trompp, Douglas Park NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Shannon Trompp, Blackheath NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand Son

Name of Descendant: Naomi Sheil, Douglas Park NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter


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