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Private Richard Marr

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Richard Sydney Marr

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: 05/10/1901

Cause of Death: While patrolling at 1am in the Newcastle/Vreheid area with a party of 4, a volley rang out and he fell - (Sandwana Hill). Two NZ troops returned to help, but he was dead.

Service Number: 119

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Rockhampton

Unit: 6 Quensland Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive Boer War

Murray Page: 512 and 541

Contingent: Sixth Queensland

Ship: Britannic, Date of Sailing: 04/04/1901

Memorial details: No grave recorded. Mem Panel 1 AWM, also Qld. Mem. Anzac Square, Brisbane.

Decorations: Queen's Medal - Transvaal and Orange Free State bars.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: May 1901 - October 1901 in eastern Transvaal and Free State under Grey

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive Boer War

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Patricia Christina Carroll, Sarina QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece

 


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