The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper Horace White

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Richard George Miles

Ancestor's date of birth: 23/11/1883

Ancestor's date of death: 08/02/1952

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Carpenter in Blenheim South Island, New Zealand

Service Number: 9137

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Australia, Place of Enlistment: South Island, New Zealand

Unit: 10th NZ Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 08/04/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

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

Contingent: Tenth New Zealand.

Ship: Norfolk, Date of Sailing: 19/05/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Nil from Boer War

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: No active service was seen. The Tenth was formed as a response to the defeat suffered by British forces at Tweebosch on 7 March 1902. It was divided into two regiments: the North Island Regiment departed from Wellington aboard the SS Drayton, while the South Island Regiment departed from Lyttelton aboard the SS Norfolk. With both regiments of the Tenth Contingent arriving in South Africa in late May, they were moved to Newcastle before the end of the war on 31 May.

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Peter Stanley Harry Miles, RALEIGH NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Uncle

 


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