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Trooper Richard Garrard

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Richard Milton Garrard

Ancestor's date of birth: 11/08/1883

Ancestor's date of death: 13/09/1969

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Student and Farm hand on a Beef Cattle property.

Service Number: 2845

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Lismore?

Unit: 3 NSW Mounted Rifles

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

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

Murray Page: 139

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Antillian, Date of Sailing: 5/04/1901

Memorial details: No detail

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and Free State clasps

Personal Characteristics: Honest and hard working

Reasons to go and fight: Patriotism and seemed to be the right thing to do. Put his age up to enlist.

Details of service in war: 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: No further service. Various occupations including butcher, tree feller, and bullock team driver. Married in 1904 and had 14 children.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Wayne John Garrard Alstonville NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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