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Trooper Richard Jack

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Richard George Jack

Ancestor's date of birth: 1883

Ancestor's date of death: 1960

Cause of Death: A Plus Anemia

Service Number: 2958

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Applicable, Place of Enlistment: Durban, South Africa

Unit: South African Light Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

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

Murray Page: Not applicable did not serve in an Australian unit.

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: Travelled privately to South Africa

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with SA1902 clasp.

Personal Characteristics: A baker by trade.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: Enlisted in Durban SA 10 May 1902 Served to the end of the war. As the war ended on 31 May 1902 Tpr Jack would not have seen action.

Service and life after the Boer War: Trooper Jack was a baker from Woodend Victoria. No other details of his life provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Richard Fitzgerad, Kiewa VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Brian Allan Jack, Coorow WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Son

Name of Descendant: Raymond Fitzgerald, Nth Ringwood VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Robert Long, Nth Rockhampton QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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